Civil war in America: Could it happen again?
By: Bruno Korschek
There could have been several alternative titles to this article including - "The "Not So United" States of America", "Guess Who's (Not) Coming To Dinner," a spoof on an old movie title, or it could have been "What If The Federal Government Passed A...
By: Penny Estelle
There are a number of reasons our prison system is failing to do its job. Having been a prisoner for a full year, I saw it first hand. I was a guest of the well known Sheriff Joe’s Tent City in Arizona. The crime...
The drawbacks of automobile dependent communities
By: Miranda Pierson
Living in an automobile dependent community means that you have to drive your car everywhere. Each type of community is different, yet living in an automobile dependent community probably has the most negative attributes. In cities, you do not need to use the car at...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Planned communities are a great way to resolve the conflict between developer, local government, politicians and the public when planning a new community. While developing clear plans, then challenging them in great detail, those who mourn the transformation of raw land into suburban sprawl have...
By: Sandra Piddock
Do you remember a comedy show called 'Green Acres?' It aired in the late 1960's, and told the story of New York lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert) who tired of city life and moved his socialite wife Lisa (Eva Gabor) to small town...
The drawbacks of automobile dependent communities
By: Judith Willson
Some of the drawbacks of living in an automobile dependent community are startlingly obvious, others less so, but all should be carefully considered before deciding to move to such a place. If you already live in one then there are a few things that can...
How to stay hip while living in the suburbs
By: Judith Willson
Everywhere has its stereotypes and suburbia is no different. You might think it hard for people to see you as cutting edge and hip if you live a nice, identikit home with 2.4 SUVs, in an area full of people who apparently belong in...
The hidden cost of living in the suburbs: Transportation
By: Sandra Piddock
Escaping the rat race and moving to the suburbs for peace and quiet - it's something many people dream of. However, as with all dreams, it's not all good, and life in the suburbs has its drawbacks. While living in the suburbs may work out...
Comparing the health effects of living in a suburb vs. living in a city
By: Judith Willson
Living in the city and living in the suburbs both have health benefits and drawbacks. One is not necessarily better than the other but the effects on health are different. Health effects of the city The main advantage of living in the city is that...
Why cities are better for green living than suburbs
By: Judith Willson
Suburbs may on the surface look fresh, green and full of trees, but living a green lifestyle is, in fact, far easier in the city. The main reason is of course transportation. Suburbs consist of homes isolated from everything else, including workplaces, shops, leisure facilities...

 

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