Friday, April 8, 2016

Go Land-Use Planning: Make Green the Desolate

There are benefits to revitalizing an area that has been abandoned. It corrects the land for human use, and in this day and age allows more green living. 

There are several neighborhoods that can be acquired from landlords doing nothing with land that can be made into green communities. 

What is unused can be revitalized for human use. This only demands cultivation, a green thumb, great design, and creativity. It does not necessarily require tens of thousands of dollars.

The cultivation and revitalization of these areas prevent pollution. This helps the land and allows for better land use. This can also create a green trend based on how wonderful we Geographers and/or Land-Use Planners make it. 

This would also be excellent for low-income individuals living in these areas. Better designs, ease of living, being able to commute to city or business sectors/jobs on foot or by cycling is feasible with creativity and design.

As is evident, the federal government can allow such a change in these neighborhoods with employment and monetary support. Monetary in terms of getting the land from landlords and allowing the skills that can develop and maintain these areas.

However, even if there is no movement by any government, people of the neighborhood can revitalize it themselves. We can, as Americans, take back our own neighborhoods and protect our own health. 

The point of this blog post is to remind the federal government of the conditions of abandoned neighborhoods, the possibilities that can me made with this opportunity to make a positive change, and to remind the people who may live in these areas that they can take their neighborhood to whatever level they desire. Why not, it is abandoned. 

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