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    Posted by Anureet on September 16, 2021 at 9:05 AM

    Many countries are experiencing population growth and need more homes. Should these new homes be constructed in existing cities or should new towns be built in the countryside?

    Anureet replied 2 years, 7 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • jaidheesh

    September 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM

    The increase in population has led to problems in a lot of countries where more homes are needed for the people. The main dilemma is whether these homes be made in existing cities or should they use up spaces in the countryside for building towns. In my opinion, we should utilize the space in cities more innovatively and curb the practice of overusing areas in the countryside as it harms the environment.

    Often, we see space in cities wasted due to improper planning by the local authorities. By effectively utilizing space and minimizing land wastage we can build more homes for people in cities. Most office goers prefer city life as it cuts their commute, and they reach their workplace faster. Innovative modern ways to build skyscrapers and homes can cut the cost down and also be more sustainable. Using biodegradable recyclable materials for building construction is cost-effective, readily available, and does not harm the environment.

    While on the other hand, if we use up the countryside for homes it would encroach into the habitat of other living things. We cannot harm the environment and other species of plants and animals for our needs. Another point is that if arable land is converted to towns, then other problems like shortage of farmlands for agriculture, soil erosion by lack of trees to hold the topsoil will occur. This will lead to a food shortage for the masses and the destruction of fertile soil which could be used for feeding the population.

    Hence to conclude, to provide homes for people more effectively it is better to use wisely the spaces in cities. Countryside and rural areas must go unharmed in order to conserve our environment.

    • Anureet

      September 21, 2021 at 9:03 AM

      BAND SCORE: 4.5/6 Essay is well written. Keep Writing!

  • Gurleen

    September 16, 2021 at 12:46 PM

    The past few years have seen an exponential growth in the population of many countries due to which building new houses has been a major concern. Some people argue that new buildings must be constructed in the existing cities while others opine that new counties must be built in order to accommodate the rising population. In my opinion, both the alternatives have their own merits and demerits which the government must take into account.

    On the one hand, building new infrastructure will result in the development of the existing cities because now people can live in newly constructed homes in the close vicinity of their area of work. This is a better, convenient and comfortable way since the existing cities already have well equipped industries, modes of transportation and healthcare facilities. However, the government must keep a check on the number of people moving to the cities since overcrowding might deteriorate the living standards of the people in the city.

    On the other hand, creating new counties in the countryside can be seen as a greater opportunity for the future if done properly. These cities will be free from any pollution since it does take almost 10 years for the city to develop and attract industries. There will be new job opportunities created resulting in an economic development of the nation altogether. Creation of small towns will also discourage movement of people to big cities.

    In conclusion, I believe that the problem of increasing population can be tackled by both the ways, either by building new houses in the existing cities or by developing new counties. However, the government must carefully monitor that adequate facilities are provided in these cities before they are being built.

    • Anureet

      September 21, 2021 at 9:13 AM

      Band Score: 4.5/6. Good. Keep Writing!

  • Sumit

    September 16, 2021 at 2:43 PM

    Demand for more numbers of residences has increased considerably in various countries owing to rapid growth of population. Some people have often debated that whether new homes should be erected in present cities or should countryside be used to develop new township. In my opinion, new affordable housing projects, along with development of existing small towns, should be promoted along countryside, rather than putting more burden on existing cities. For instance, we have already seen sprouting up of new townships, being developed in a more organized ways, away from cities.

    On one hand, government is focused on reducing the infrastructural pressure on existing cities, by offering more incentives to the people willing to settle in a new township, being developed away from city. For example, several residential projects has commenced under the PPP Model (Public-Private Partnership), giving leverage to development board in terms of funding. The new homes are designed afresh with use of modern architecture, eco-friendly material, better design and utilities, thereby offering more comfortable standard of living compared to their urban counterparts.

    On the other hand, smaller existing town, have been brought into focus for redevelopment in a more structured way, maintaining their cultural heritage, rather than building them afresh. Moreover, this up-gradation of smaller town has been possible due to better planning and execution using more scientific ways of development. For instance, some towns have already been upgraded to multistory residential societies in order to preserve sense of togetherness, along with the glimpse of modern era.

    In conclusion, rather than subjecting existing cities to further stain by accommodating increasing number of people in it, we should promote setting up and developing new township, in the underutilized countryside of the vast nation. This dual vision will enable us to harness untapped potential of countryside, thereby giving it ample opportunities for growth.

    • Sumit

      September 21, 2021 at 6:04 PM

      Feedback please..

  • Abhishek

    September 16, 2021 at 9:39 PM

    I have attached the Essay in the form PDF as I am opting for the pen-paper based exam. Please share the feedback

    I have tried uploading the PDF but getting error.

  • Yanshi

    September 27, 2021 at 8:36 AM

    Due to a surge in population, a lot of countries are facing problems in curbing the situation and need more homes. The main issue is to whether these homes be constructed in existing cities or new towns be built in the countryside? In my opinion, the government should do adequate planning and continue to build new homes in the existing cities to curb the population.

    World population is growing at a tremendous rate, resulting into numerous issues such as lack of resources and shelter. It is the government’s responsibility to make sure that it’s citizens have basic resources and shelter provided to them. To build homes in a new town, government will require adequate land and a plethora of resources to develop a full- fledged town, thus putting a strain on environment. Building new towns can lead to running out of agricultural land and flora and fauna. New towns will have to be equipped will all sorts of facilities, such as schools and hospitals, which can prove to be a great task for government, resulting into over- exploitation of resources which can be degrading for the environment.

    In the cities, there is a lot of arable land which is left for rotting due to improper planning. With correct measures, government can rightfully use these lands to build new homes. This would not only curb government from over exploiting resources but would also be beneficial for the people, as being in the city, they can easily access all the facilities and benefits of a city. People would not require to leave their friends or families to shift to a new town or commute large distances to travel to cities for their work or other important stuff.

    Therefore, it would be plausible to utilize the existing cities to their maximum extents to provide shelter to the population.

    • Anureet

      September 29, 2021 at 9:07 AM

      Countryside?- remove question mark

      BP2: in the city, they can- in the city can

      require- be required

      Conclusion- missing

      Band Score: 3/6 Keep Writing!

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