Stereotypes of urban cities commonly reflect the portrayal of minorities which they are seen as poor and criminals in comparison to the middle and upper Caucasian class. Such stereotypes are an effect of environmental racism. However, to divert from the spread of negative and racist stereotypes, the local government must reflect a better city. In this paper, I am going to explain the benefits of new regionalism in relation to urban cities and minorities. Having influence from Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield, minorities need attention from their local government to better their lives.
Both of these developments are not always excepted however and they a lot of the time are treated and thought of in negative perspectives, especially by the residents that live in the areas of which Urban Sprawl and Urban Renewal is taking place. It is understandable that many residents disapprove of Urban Sprawl and Urban Renewal especially if they have been residents for years... ... middle of paper ... ... which can lower and reduce crime. The public housing from urban renewal can also help the residents either relocate to better living situations or bring them better more affordable housing. All of these aspects can help cities, urban cities and there residents look for more jobs, reduce or lower crime, and of course provide affordable housing. It just takes some time to get used to and adjust to like all things that come with change.
Many suburbs also have assessments and sticker fees but usually pale in comparison to that of the inn... ... middle of paper ... ...lling. Many cities are typically more concentrated and overpopulated; whereas, suburban areas can offer less traffic within communities and more space for growth and development. Whether you decide to live in the city or out in the suburbs, the variety of experiences and options that city and suburban life offer are nearly endless. If it’s night life, entertainment, convenient access to public transportation, culture, diversity and possibly higher cost of living, city dwelling might be the right fit for you. If a sense of community, more space, better schools, family oriented entertainment and activities, increased safety and quieter neighborhoods are more to your liking then perhaps suburban life is for you.
The Inner-City Problems and Solving Them There are many problems that can be clearly seen in the inner city. Problems such as crime, poor housing (perhaps slums), and unemployment are all apparent. However unemployment levels are gradually dropping. Lack of money gives rise to the problems so are often seen in the lower class areas of cities. On the whole the perception of the inner-city areas has the image of poverty and overcrowding which faces many cities across Britain today in whatever proportion.
The sharp increase of poor families living in cities is directly correlated to the middle class moving out of cities and into the suburbs. The disparity is so profound that “the population of midtown Manhattan dropped from 1.5 million during the day to 2,000 at night” (Invisible Poor). The socioeconomic segregation created a permanent underclass that rarely interacted with their well-heeled counterparts. The separation of classes based on socioeconomic status plays into a human’s natural desire to show indifference to the plights of others. This indifference has fueled poverty’s reclusion because it is unlikely that suburbanites will interact with the poor.
Life in the city is usually very complicated and fast-faced. Also, living in the city can also be quite expensive for people even if they cook their own food at home. There is more of a nightlife when living in the city and people go to sleep quite late even if they have to wake up early for work. Furthermore, when people want to go somewhere in the city, they don’t prefer driving a car because of the traffic congestion. So, they generally use public transportation vehicles and these vehicles are quite fast and cheap.
Indeed, life becomes better and their living conditions improve for some of the migrants. However, it is undeniable fact that a lot of migrants end up in poverty because some cities are not capable to deal with the outsized arrival of new residents in a proper system. This resulted to the association of rural to urban migration with problems corresponding to urban poverty, inadequate sanitary conditions, sub-standard housing, development of slums and shanty towns, increasing waste and water pollution, congestion, crime or insecurity in the city centres. The problems are somewhat similar in every nation and have become more challenging now (Fischer,
The reason for growth of slums is migration from rural to urban areas by people who are looking for better opportunities in the city compared to agricultural jobs. Slums clearly represent the disproportion between migration into cities and economic growth within the city. However, Migration creates a high demand for housing as a result, house shortages occur, which forces people to move and live in the urbanities of the city. The definition of a slum presented by the Challenge of Slums: Global Report on human settlements 2003 a Un-Habitant report is, “A run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security”. These existing communities are often heavily populated and disregarded by the rest of the government and the rest of the world.
In contrast to the poor, the wealthy people began to strongly dislike the growing population of poor in the beautiful cities, so the solution to their problems was to escape the stench that was the city and move to suburban areas just outside of the city. Many people saw the chance to be “commuters, [or] those who lived in the suburbs and traveled in and out of the city for work,” and they “began to increase in number” (American Memory Timeline). The wealthier people could to use their fortunes to leave the cities and live just outside of them, but they were still capable of commuting to the cities for work and leisure. Urbanization to the cities made for an overly-packed place for a family home, but it was the only place the poor could afford to live, unlike the rich who moved to suburban areas around the
Surprisingly, urban sprawl can sometimes be a helpful solution to this problem. As stated before urban sprawl is the movement from major urban areas to smaller suburban areas, that are usually dependent on cars to get from place to place. While some might think this may cause problems for the inner city areas, it can help in the aspect of reducing overpopulation. The more people that decide to move out of the city the less likely the area is to over-populate. This can, in turn reduce a number of other problems associated with overpopulation such as environmental costs, public health, and safety.