Study Finds Majority Of Americans Unaware How To Fix Cities
WASHINGTON—Saying that such knowledge was of paramount importance to ensuring the continued stability and prosperity of the nation, a study released Tuesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that the vast majority of Americans are unaware how to fix cities. “Our research shows that in nearly every instance in which people attempt to reorganize a metropolitan area, they are either completely unaware of exactly how to do it, or are poorly equipped to do so,” said lead researcher Dr. Nathan Pierce, adding that as many as 75 percent of those surveyed failed to realize that they should be able to completely tear down and rebuild a city, and that it would be best to simply move to another one if they had any hope of creating a fairly functional, livable city. “We found that, in almost every instance, individuals are unable to completely demolish and rebuild a city, and that this is due to the fact that they either do not have the skills to make a city function properly, or simply do not have the necessary property to make the city function properly.” The study also found that fewer than 50 percent of the American population is familiar with the concept of a waste-free landfill, 62 percent are not familiar with the concept of an urban renewal program, and that only a minority of Americans have been issued a certificate.
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