I believe that the best way of solving this would be creating a non profit foundation with a goal of providing homeless and poor people with accommodations. Building houses for many people may be a little out of reach because it would take a lot of resources, I believe a better way is to build a big complex/apartments for people. The article suggests that people does not like living in accommodations like hostels because there are many people and it does not feel like home, which I agree with. However, when you are given free accommodations, I feel like you should not be picky and appreciate it
On a normal scale, measuring the association between two subjects, one would assume gentrification and school segregation are not related in any sense. In fact, most would argue that school segregation ended in 1954 with the Brown v. Board of Education. This assumption would be incorrect. Deep within the American society lies a new kind of segregation that is neither talked about nor dealt with. Segregation is a result of gentrification—the buying and renovation of houses in deteriorated neighborhoods by upper-income families or individuals—thus, improving property values but often displacing low-income families.
While Richard Florida doesn’t believe neighborhoods need to develop the same cohesion it traditionally has, I still feel business should develop relationships with residents to obtain their business if they want to survive in a “creative class” world. The opportunities to help strengthen the neighborhood are available and most are economical and would not require great resources or capital. The affordability of this neighborhood can provide the “American Dream” for many and should be incorporated by local neighborhood leaders when looking at opportunities in the area.
The traditional social ties where members of the extended family could ask for support from one another in times of hardships have been weakened by urbanization. The urban way of life coupled with social disintegration and western way of life has increased people’s tendency not to acknowledge relatives outside their nuclear family. Access to social support in this modern day has been decreased by the increasing rate of individualism. Polarization and social stratification where social groups are formed can also be considered as a positive effect of urbanization. The class system that exists in urban areas favors the rich and those whose voices can be heard, this development leads to the poor becoming poorer and the rich becoming richer.
The expectations of clothing and household goods did not skyrocket as expected. Neighborhoods did not improve, drinking now moved into the homes, hidden into areas and brining domestic violence. The real estate developers or landlords did not see the increase in rents possibly due to the unemployed. As well, the projected increase to leisure activity such as the theater never came. Many businesses failed and were forced to close.
Investing in affordable-housing can bring profit and it is a safe investment for every company. The demand for affordable housing is large and stable, so compared to the commercial housing projects, the investment in social housing projects seems still less risky investment for owners’ investment (Stock investment, 2015). In the same way, supporting low and middle income households to find and live in affordable housing is essential to the competitiveness of the nation’s economy. To illustrate this, a study by Ryder (2015) found that, for every £1comapny invests, housing associations invest up to £6 of their own money. While affordable housing does require investment to make it work, it is still excellent value for taxpayers.
While many people find the measures cities are taking to make the homeless less comfortable in public spaces to be unpalatable, others see it as creative, such as the co-editor of Unpleasant Design, Salena Savic, who said, “There is always an appearance of service or beauty, which is secondary to function.” Savic continued, “Unpleasant design removes the need for human surveillance and intervention. I haven’t heard of bike racks before, but the Seattle example fits
A second positive aspect of gentrification is that it “eases the strain on infrastructure and public services” (“The Pros and Cons of Gentrification”, 2015). As more people move into an area, sprawl is reduced, and the need for services is compacted. Older, out-of-code buildings are replaced by the aforementioned safer buildings, taking the ease off of landlords who may not have had money to bring their buildings up to
When it comes to the effects of urban sprawl on the poorer people, they are left behind in the more undesirable inner parts of the city. Urban sprawl causes the government to increase taxes on the houses outside the city and place restrictions on building new homes within the city. Just like any issue pertaining to government, urban sprawl has its pros and cons. Based on what I’ve read, I don’t think this is a moral or ethical issue.
I am going to have to disagree with you that segregation still exists in the US and has been going on for years now. People are free to move anywhere they would like and are not bound by borders or school districts. Yes, some cities have become more affluent and the cost of living in those cities is more expensive than your average suburb, but do you really think this is by design or planed to alienate a certain race of people? The fact that you say whites are moving farther and farther away from the city and causing segregation is not a true statement. It also consists of other races too.
Thanks to no government interventions businesses were able to help improve the economy by playing by no rules and doing what they see fit. While businesses grew, the working class struggled to survive. Farmers who were once living comfortably soon faced a wall as they struggled to sell things in the market. More Americans got involved in politics during this age but the government was so corrupted that their votes didn’t matter. Positions in the government would be sold and votes would be bought.
In the city that the researcher resides in, individuals are without a job & shelter. There is little economic growth which results in high levels of poverty. The downtown area of Winston Salem has abandon infrastructures. Panhandling is used as
Gentrification rebuilds the ugly and torn buildings into new and improved buildings. Most gentrification happens in areas that are poorer, and have not been treated with a lot of care. I think that gentrification should not be allowed in areas that residents cannot afford the rising rent prices or people should have the choice if it happens. When the process of gentrification happens the rent