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Community Diversity: Urban Sprawl and Urban Blight

1. In your community, or one you visit, what aspects of suburban sprawl and urban blight are evident? How does the blight impact you and your family? Identify some options of how the effects from the evidences of blight might be alleviated.

2. What is one major cause of present-day reduction of species diversity? What might be some personal impacts of having more biodiversity or less biodiversity in your community? Explain.

3. Is your community people- or car-oriented? Why or why not and how can you tell? How does that orientation affect both energy use and sustainability of your community? How might the orientation of you community be transitioned for the future of your community?

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1. In your community, or one you visit, what aspects of suburban sprawl and urban blight are evident? How does the blight impact you and your family? Identify some options of how the effects from the evidences of blight might be alleviated.

Many local farmers, who live close to the city limits, have sold their acreages to homeowners. These homeowners have about five acres each. They are well maintained and some are located inside gated communities. Those not inside a gated community, tend to represent smaller farm elements, such as, two or three cows or some horses. They lack the knowledge to know how many acres are required to support such animals.

This type of urban sprawl is common in many places, especially, when urban blight has taken a toll on the inner city. In small cities, this is caused by urban growth. It can be initiated by one large store, such as Wal-Mart, established in the area. The small mom and pa shops cannot compete.

Urban blight is noticed when most downtown stores are closed. The vacant buildings invite occupants such as drug dealers to exist in the area. Often walls of buildings are spray painted and the area has become a dump-site.

A person living in the rural area is affected by the nice homes built in their area. The expensive houses causes increase in property taxes. This inhibits the small farmers, who are trying to ...

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This solution discusses aspects of suburban sprawl and urban blight and how it might impact my family, how it might be alleviated, how biodiversity affects my community and how my community uses energy. This solution is 850 words and describes a rural community.

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