Some do, many don't. Certainly not around here.
If you're going to call something a lie, perhaps you should back us such claims as the above with data??
Have you ever heard of the term 'suburban sprawl'? Do you know to what it refers? Perhaps the term 'urban' in the article is confusing you? They clearly mean metropolitan areas, not just cities proper.
Note that in usage, 'urban sprawl' and 'suburban sprawl' are generally used interchangeably, as here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_sprawl#Urbanization
And note the following from that link:
Urban sprawl is not limited to developed countries, and may be more prevalent in developing countries. For example, there is considerable land consumed by urban sprawl in Mexico City, in the national capital region that surrounds Delhi, in Beijing, the new desert developments of October City, and New Cairo to the west and east of Cairo (respectively), in Antananarivo (the capital of Madagascar), in Karachi, in Islamabad Capital Territory, in Johannesburg, in Mumbai and in eastern parts of South Africa.