Difference Between Isolation And Social Isolation

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Modern cities today are populated with hundreds of thousands to billions of citizens sharing their built environment. As urban populations grow so does a dilemma; social isolation– the lack of civil association, of one to one human relationships, of feeling a sense of belonging, especially in a city. The urban environment contributes to social isolation in a multitude of ways. Even with the growth of urban populations social isolation is a problem that affects even the most populated cities around the world. This a problem that affects even the most populated cities around the world due to decisions made in the past. By looking major elements that play a role in cities across United States one can focus on understanding the needs of urban population, particularly those who are isolated to diminish social isolation and build social connectedness through planning. The urban environment contributes to social isolation in a multitude of ways such as urban renewal rapidly occurring and the built environments physical barriers. Social isolation is in relation to its urban surroundings and its conditions. Urban planning can influence inclusive cities and build modern urban environments that no longer contribute to social isolation. Social isolation is a widespread experience than most people acknowledge. In the text “Social Isolation in Modern Cities” Hortulanus provides a study held in the United States discovers that one quarter of all the people that were surveyed had no
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