By: Perry McCarney
Urban sprawl is a relatively new term, but it is not a new phenomenon. The Free Online Dictionary gives the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language's definition of urban sprawl as "the unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of...
Criticisms of urban sprawl
By: Janette Waldron
Urban sprawl (otherwise known as suburban sprawl ) is defined as irresponsible, poorly planned development which destroys greenery, crowds schools, increases traffic dramatically, creates a significant rise in air pollution and pushes taxes up. Urban sprawl also means the spread of urban areas into rural...
Factors that influence personality
By: John Louie Ramos
In studying the behaviors of people, it is important to note that people are different. They have different traits and characteristics and each has their own unique and distinct personality. Thus, individual differences of people or in layman's language, personality differences are molded by certain...
Change and how people deal with it
By: Elspeth Raisbeck
Dealing with Change. The only constant is change. It’s a cliché but true. However, there are 2 types of change and the way we react to each can be quite different. The first type is the change we make ourselves – a new hair...
Social statistics: What is gambler's fallacy?
By: D. Vogt
Gambler's fallacy is a psychological misinterpretation of how repeated random events work in real life. Although its application does not necessarily involve gambling, the term is drawn from the tendency in gambling to perceive winning or losing "streaks," or to believe that an upcoming...
Aquatic ape hypothesis: Did early human evolution include an aquatic phase?
By: D. Vogt
The aquatic ape hypothesis is a theory that, at some point in the past several million years ago, the ancestors of Homo sapiens lived on the seashore and spent enough time in the water that their bodies developed a number of adaptations to an aquatic...
By: Donna Hicks
The drawbacks of an automobile dependent community can make a difference in the decision to move to such an area for some people. There are several drawbacks to living in an automobile community, some of which may not even be initially realized. Transportation Costs Suburban...
Differences in urban and suburban schools
By: Janette Waldron
The disparities between urban and suburban schools are abundant. Taking a closer look, one will note that the educational differences as well as the educational facilities, are as diverse as the children who attend these schools. Upgrades to highway systems right across the country back...
By: Nick Somoski
One of the main reasons people move from the city to the suburbs is to begin raising a family. The suburbs are a great place to settle down with your significant other and raise a family for various reasons. Not only are you surrounded by...
The drawbacks of automobile dependent communities
By: Francis Harris
Automobile dependent communities use cars for different many things. From daily personal transport, to rendering services - like police and ambulance; from transport of goods, to garbage collection and postal delivery. Just because we do not personally drive it does not mean that our community...

 

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