Urban planning policy promotes political polarization


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Decisions of urban planning for decades are likely to suggest that the factor contributes to the development of populism.


The survey examined urban planning and polling results from two post-World War II to Toronto in 2010, Canada. It turned out that the development of models of automobile development may also have political attitudes that serve comfort and convenience and are against sustainable development.

"As the planners keep the suburbs they create points for new electoral ridings and suburban voters who have predictably voted for politicians and policies for feeding their lifestyles," said Pierre Filion. "This was translated into increasing the dependency of the vehicle, less land on the public space and more suburbs.

"Caution of the results of the United States midterm elections shows a clear ideological division between urban and suburban areas."

Researchers have discovered that the automobile impacts are widely used for automotive consumption solutions and life choices. The combination of motor dependence and urban coverage is associated with normalized economic and cultural norms with unsustainable suburban life.

He also caused a lot of suburbanites resisting calls for a change that affects them personally.

"It is clear that people who depend on the vacation and livelihood of cars are less likely to get transformational changes that will disproportionately affect their comfort and comfort," says Phileon. "It helps to feel their values ​​and to explain some waves of right-wing populism in North America.

"This is something that we have seen in 2016, as well as the latest elections in Ontario, Canada."

Study, explored features in the North American suburb: Built-in Form, Automobile Orientation, Subari Culture and Political Mobilization Urban Planning Open Access Journal.


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Მet Information:
Pierre Phillon, North American suburb of buildings: automobile orientation, motor culture and political mobilization, Planet planning (2018). DOI: 10.17645 / up.v3i4.1684

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University of Waterloo