The rise of suburbia in America
By: Judith Willson
The rise of suburbia in the United States began in the middle of the last century because of a variety of socio-economic factors, technological developments and an ever-growing population. The first suburbs appeared relatively early in America’s history, with a few developing in the...
Why are suburban schools usually better than city schools?
By: Sam E. Jones
The reason suburban schools are for the most part better than their urban counterparts, is because of the availability of money; that’s the long and short of it. Because of white flight in the second half of the last century, those that could afford...
By: Sandra Piddock
What exactly makes a suburb an urban sprawl? It often happens when people decide they don't like it. Urban sprawl sounds so much more sinister than suburb, doesn't it? Some criticisms are justified, while others are just complaints for the sake of complaining. So what...
Differences in urban and suburban schools
By: Judith Willson
There are enormous differences between suburban and urban schools in America and other countries. Children who attend one of the first often have many more opportunities than those attending an inner city school. The main differences all come from the same root cause, which is...
By: Nick Somoski
Ever since the end of World War II, America's population has been moving away from the big cities and into areas of sparser, quainter living. Suburbs began popping up in the 1950s and by the 1970s, American suburbia became something of a revolution. As the...
By: Silva Payne
Walkable neighbourhoods have several advantages over communities planned in the common car-friendly way. In many instances, the local community will be involved in the design process. There are aspects of a walkable neighbourhood that require careful consideration if the planning phase is to lead to...
A look at how suburbanization led to racial segregation and class divisiveness
By: Janette Waldron
There is much evidence to prove that the end of World War II altered American Society dramatically. The end of the war brought about the heightened allure of owning a house within the suburbs. The concept of subordination was not new, its manifestation in the...
By: Donna Hicks
Many people moving to suburbs have the notion that suburbs are “greener.” When parents, teachers and mentors told us so often that “the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence,” it turns out they were on to...
By: Donna Hicks
People often assume that living in the suburbs is safer and cheaper than living in cities. But when factoring in the hidden cost of transportation, living in the suburbs does not offer the savings that many suburbanites thought there would be. What Studies Have Shown...
Comparing the health effects of living in a suburb vs. living in a city
By: Janette Waldron
City and suburban living, both come with their very own pros and cons in regards to health benefits. Neither is really better than the other depending on wants, needs, priorities and desires. The key word for choosing where you live is ‘compatibility.’ One...

 

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