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...
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...
The drawbacks of automobile dependent communities
By: Janette Waldron
Automobile dependency (otherwise known as automobile orientated transportation) relates to transportation as well as land usage, which has one favouring automobile travel. In automobile dependant communities this often has those without their own means of transport having to make do with relatively poor transportation alternatives...
How to design a walkable neighborhood
By: Russell Waldron
Eye catching, big red ‘For Sale’ signs fighting the wind, rain and harsh sun are deemed the ‘tumble weeds of the era.’ They signal much more than the present day economic crisis. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) shows that these significant signs...
How to stay hip while living in the suburbs
By: Janette Waldron
Being hip is all about being fashionable, stylish, up to date with the latest hip music culture, chic, trendy and in tune with the latest hip jargon. Living in suburbia may place a little strain on travel in order to get to the stores to...
Comparing the health effects of living in a suburb vs. living in a city
By: Francis Harris
There is no doubt about it. Living in a city will kill you. Whether you consider the over-crowded, polluted cities of Asia with their open crime, violence, corruption and disease infested city-center slums; or opt for a more respectable version given by Western counter-parts, city...

 

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