We live at a turning point. Beginning in the year 2007, for the first time in human history, more people will live in the urban areas than in rural areas.
Evaluate the causes of the spread of suburbs and of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of sprawl. Overall, do you think the spread of urban and suburban development, which many people label sprawl, is predominantly a good thing or a bad thing? Do you think it is inevitable? Give reasons for your answer.
Urban sprawl is considered a major problem environmentally. So, if you believe that environmental conservation is important, it is a bad thing. In order to support your answer, you need to do some research.
Here is a good source of information regarding the reasons for urban sprawl:
Dependence of Man on the Environment
In the United States, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of food, and much of this is due to our agricultural technology. However, there are many concerns about our food source, including genetically modified crops, the use of more chemicals, and climate change just name a few. Give examples of how humans have increased their food supply and what effects these methods have on the environment overall. Discuss concerns you have about the overall safety of the food you eat?
Examine the obvious environmental impacts as well as significant social and physical ramifications of urban sprawl. What is the relationship between landscape and psychological well being? After defining this relationship, discuss how the presence or absence of natural beauty in your environment affects your psychological well being on an everyday basis. Give at least one specific example.View Full Posting Details