What is evolution?
By: Slawomir Puk
To answer the question very simply, evolution is the process by which living things on our planet Earth have changed and developed from the algae-like forms of which there is evidence in ancient rocks, into the many varied plants and animals which we can see...
By: Christina Pomoni
Planned communities are communities built entirely from scratch in underdeveloped areas. Rooting their structure from Ancient Greece and continuing in the Middle Ages, planned communities are carefully mapped out to ensure they are sensibly developed in order to include green areas of open space, sufficient...
The history of strip malls in America
By: Janette Waldron
A strip mall (often called a shopping plaza or mini mall) is basically an open-area shopping centre with stores arranged in a row. There is a sidewalk at the front of these. Strip malls are developed as a unit and have huge parking bays out...
By: Perry McCarney
The primary drawback of living in an automobile dependent community is that we need to be fit to drive our vehicle at any time. Emergencies by their very nature can occur when we least expect them and immediate access to transportation may be critical for...
By: Perry McCarney
While many of the toxic substances we have expelled into our environment since the Industrial Revolution can be found anywhere, including in polar bears in the Arctic Circle, there is no denying that the air quality in city areas is poorer than that of the...
The pros and cons of planned communities
By: Janette Waldron
The pros and cons of planned communities are as diverse as the people who choose to live in them. Planned communities are exactly that, communities which have every single detail well accounted for. Planned communities are usually constructed on underdeveloped areas which are basically...
The origins and future of exoarchaeology
By: D. Vogt
Exoarchaeology, also known as xenoarchaeology, is the theoretical study of remains and artifacts left by extraterrestrial civilizations. The field parallels astrobiology (the physical study of alien species). Since no actual extraterrestrial cultures have ever been identified, this field is currently a theoretical one, which can...
By: Sharmal Kelambi
Suburbs have led to a new form of racial segregation and class divisiveness. When people first started moving to suburbs they were clearly looking for better living standards. And most of these people moved out of cities. Moving to cities had been the standard practice...
The rise of suburbia in America
By: Janette Waldron
The decades which followed in the wake of World War II, saw vast changes happening throughout America. A major population explosion, decaying houses and schools, industrial decline, racial segregation and trauma, overcrowded neighbourhoods, an increase in violence, crime and escalating revenues. These were all contributors...
By: Perry McCarney
A planned community can offer an idyllic lifestyle or a living nightmare to the people that buy into it. And during the building phase it can be difficult to tell which it will be. It all depends on the motivation, abilities and resources of the...

 

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