12. How has the spatial expression of social differentiation changed in American cities over the past 35 years? In your answer, pay particular attention to issues of changes in the locational attributes associated with lifestyle, status, race and ethnicity, and the transportation and housing choices available to households. The spatial expression has been transformed from most people living in the country to most people living in the city, the population grows and more people migrate towards the city in hope for job opportunities. The lifestyle has changed from farmer to businessman and the wealthy now desire to be outside of the city because there are so many people and it is loud. The majority need to be in the city cram packed in an apartment building that is cheaper but also very close quarters. The people that are not high ranking business executives that are the upper class seem to be closer to the cities center so they can get to a job. Race divides the cities in America into specific areas such as Chinatown etc. The culture changes entirely from one section of the city to another but the axis of financial standing show the less you make the closer you are to the cities center and the person tends to live in areas that are very dense in population. The housing market has accommodated the lower to middle class by building high-rise apartments that can fit thousands of people, cheap mass transit has become available so city dwellers can get from place to place with a bus pass but also subway systems are effective because there is no traffic from point A to point B. The people that can afford to travel 20 minutes to get to work will gladly take privacy and quiet over a loud complex. The heart of the city is the epicenter for money but it seems that it is opposite regarding housing, the poverty stricken are right in the middle and the money expands outwards minus the few exceptions of townhouses and pent houses. Transportation has adapted well to the needs of the common man/woman who has a low end job and levels the playing field transpiration wise, the executives ride the subway all time because it is so efficient.
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