No Net Loss of Agricultural Value:
The first test of Argiburbia from a land use perspective is that there be no net loss of agricultural value from the property.
To ensure this we research carefully the entire history of the site, including from before human interaction (or at least as far back as the records allow). This productivity record provides the criteria for the minimum amount of agricultural production to achieve once the site has been developed or redeveloped.
If the site produces at least as much agricultural value as it did before it was developed then it is hard to describe it as sprawl because it is not displacing one land use for another.
It is a good use of land if the extension of infrastructure in proximity to the existing urban fabric can be utilized to provide efficient production of both shelter and food. The doubly efficient use of infrastructure to provide humans with both food and shelter is what will begin to shrink our overall environmental footprint on the planet and enable us to feed 9 billion inhabitants.