It turns out to be a huge pain when you have to drive over an hour for almost everything you need. When you live in Bethel, Texas you could go either way to go shopping. 43 miles to the East is San Angelo and 63 miles to the West is Abilene. Of course there is numerous rink-a-dink towns surrounding, that just like yours, don't have much. Traveling back and fourth can be a real pain too. Everyday, someone in the little town, would hit some kind of animal and wreck their vehicle. Whether it be a deer, a raccoon, or even an armadillo. Studies show estimates are that of about 1.5 million collisions like this happen on the U.S. roads and highways each year. Which results in approximately 150 human fatalities, of which, averaging 15-20 a year, Texas annually leads the nation in those fatalities. Having to go out constantly, can be a real
Houston is a large city with very unique qualities that most cities cannot even begin to understand, but is this just Houstonian pride talking? No, actually one of the unique qualities that Houston has is how we handle our land use planning. Houston is well known for not having any zoning ordinances, which has become a well-known topic for a while now. People argue weather our lack of zoning is chaotic, unorthodox, or independent and distinct. Another unique quality that we have is where our political culture stands. Dr. Elazar’s “Individualistic - Traditionalistic” study of political culture talks about three categories moralistic,
In the article, “Zoning Won’t Save Houston, But Greener Rules Might” by Carson C. Lucarelli effectively explains how to make a better Houston. He uses rhetorical appeals in the tone of being informative and hopefulness to persuade the government and Houstonians of how to make a better Houston and to go green because there are many benefits and it will make Houston a better and safer city.
As Texas continues to increase in urbanization, the amount of water needed for municipal and industrial uses will increase significantly. More than half the water in Texas comes from underground. Aquifers in some areas of the state are being consumed faster than they can be filled again. Having a sustainable and efficient groundwater management policy is important to ensure that the future water demands will be satisfied.
The Third Ward of Houston Texas is a historic district known mainly for two things being rich in African American history and its exceedingly high crime rates. While this part of town has always been a solid representation of African American culture when desegregation occurred all families that could afford to quickly moved to the wealthy parts of the city leaving the district nearly abandoned. Naturally following the abandonment of the district most businesses followed leaving low income residents with little to no job opportunities. A popular phenomenon that has arose recently in urban cities such as these (due to its raving success in cities such as Chicago) is gentrification. Gentrification is the renovation of these high crime low income areas in the hopes of creating a better neighborhood. However, one of the unforeseen side effects of gentrification is the displacement of the low income residents who can no longer afford to live in this nicer neighborhood. Gentrification specifically in Houston Texas is a tool that is may seem valuable however it often disrupts lives, displaces families, and destroys cultures.
"Urban consolidation is the process of increasing or maintaining the density of housing in established residential areas. The ultimate aim of urban consolidation is to reduce development on the fringe areas of the city. It is often realised by densification, high-rise development and urban renewal." The process of Urban Consolidation involves an increase in the number of houses or apartments within existing areas so that they can have more efficient use of services and reduce the impact on the environment. Urban Consolidation is used as a means to reduce the total amount of land needed to house the population. Ultimately it is through the; demographics and population, changing nature of the built environment, and transport, that a study of urban consolidation in chatswood can be underaken.
Hous·to·ni·an, a native resident of Houston, Texas. This term is popular in more states than Texas. There’s a saying that “Everything is bigger and better in Texas. Houston is the fourth largest city in America behind Nevada and ahead of New Mexico. Now that is big. People that are born in Texas are natives, and therefore Houstonian. There are several races that call Houston home like Hispanics, Asians, Blacks and Europeans. There is also a refugee population in Houston from places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia. However, any person that lives in the culture and experiences the culture to the extent that they consider themselves native can also be called a Houstonian. Houstonian is not a term. Houstonian is a way of life, a culture, and an identity.
There has been big changes in the U.S. Since the turn of the century. I moved to Houston 4 years ago from Dallas and since then where I live in Houston has been changing every day. Its so remarkable within 5 years time a new community has been formed and its getting too crowed every where. New schools, hospitals, stores and roads are coming up every corner, when we think its crazy but actually the demand is getting higher. There is everything near you to meet our needs. But the traffic is getting too much in Houston, I think government can do better in that area and make less crowed.
Over the lase few decades. texas has remained as one of the foundational conservativeand Republican states across the nation. Voting patterns, influenced by a variety of factors like ethnicityand religionalong with rediscticting boundries play crucial roles in the distribution of votes for primary elections, presidential elections, and state government policies. For the past 25 years, although Texas has consistently and largely remained Republican, immigration, education, urbanization, and multiple other factors have shifted the political mindsets of population within the state.
When traffic is beyond ridiculous, there’s no surprise when Houston motorists lose approximately $1,090 every year due to the high volumes of vehicles on the road. The congestion is hurting more than just individual drivers; businesses requiring trucking receive an astonishing $646M hit from time lost during these hold ups, which is up from $490M in 2007 (Begley). As Houston grows and seeing as road development is already behind, we can only expect such expenses to increase throughout the decade. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said it best, “(the challenge) is just trying to stay where we are” (Begley).
Urban sprawl was a major problem and had many negative effects. "Suburban sprawl, “called urban sprawl was a result of overpopulation. Sprawl occurred when cities spread outward. Forests and farmland were being destroyed to create new housing subdivisions, shopping centers, offices, parking areas, civic institutions and roadways. State governments built highways and roads to serve all the new commuters moving in and out of the city. Developers chose to build on less expensive land farther away from the urban core. Land prices were lower and housing in these developments was more affordable. Some people chose a longer commute in exchange for more comfortable, low-priced housing. The sprawl was a chronological process that devastated the land and life of the American people. This problem described here continues to be a problem. And many people are unaware that urban sprawl continues to be a problem. Friendly neighborhoods, traditional pedestrian have fallen victim to this problem. Environmental activists claimed that urban sprawl, was a substantial environmental threat. But activists concerned about sprawl should concentrate on existing government policies that encourage suburban development and prevent greater redevelopment of urban areas.
Drivers can spend upwards $150 dollars a week on gasoline, but this is not the only negative impact driving has. Automobile inefficiency and the fact that they run on fossil fuels have detrimental and long term impacts on the environment. It has become increasingly apparent that suburban development in the future needs to focus on building communities that require less travel by traditional means and “closer knit”
After a shaky start on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, the Houston Texans were able to dominate the Chicago Bears throughout the second half and come away with a 23-14 week one win.
Due to the popular advantages of living in suburban areas, the appropriate acknowledgement of the environmental issues correlated to urban sprawl are often neglected. Although urban sprawl accommodates many economic and financial benefits, the decrease in air quality caused by the increasing development of urban sprawl in Georgia said to be some of the most widespread in the nation. Located just 15 minutes outside the thriving city of Atlanta, Kennesaw Georgia is the fastest growing city in Cobb County. Home to Kennesaw State University, there are obvious concerns regarding the medical effects air pollution has on the student athletes of Kennesaw State who regularly practice outdoors. The colleges main sports stadium, the Fifth Third Bank Stadium,