I am not sure what the following sentences mean, especailly the underlined parts. can anybody help me?
In the early seventieis, a group of students got together to draw up a comprehensive environmental and social plan of action to steer their town Davis away from the terminal urban sprawl that afflicts so many other American cities.
1 make a plan that covered these issues in depth
2 stop the town growing outwards (in the suburbs) uncontrollably