Controlling urban sprawl by limiting new construction and population growth
Boulder, Colorado, has been a leader in controlling urban sprawl by limiting new construction and population growth. One consequence has been skyrocketing housing prices. Write a short essay of at least 1 page discussing issues related to the impacts of the housing price increase on the availability of housing for poorer people. Do you think this limit on who can live where is moral or ethical? With this in mind, also discuss the impacts of urban renewal on the availability of housing and urban sprawl (urban renewal is very common). How does this practice of renewal impact the poor?
Thesis statement: One measure to curb urban sprawl is limiting new constructions in the city. Limiting the number of building erected in Colorado has resulted in shortages in housing and hence hiked prices of houses.
This context focuses on the effects of increased housing rates are that the poor people in Colorado and other states cannot afford decent housing (Glaeser et al., 2005). The poor people have been forced into suburbs and others may have to go recede to their rural homes. I have expressed my opinion on effects of the economic limitation of US residents’ inability to fit in same rental areas as an unethical scenario. The limitation brings about social segregation based on economic statuses (Glaeser and Gyourko, 2003). The separation can occur automatically with increased house rates. Urban renewal is a good activity as a resolution to upgrade the standards of a given city.