Argumentative Essay On Greenspace

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Sustainability and hindsight
The regulatory, political solutions for growing most developed economy and out of debt has potential environmental ramifications. Especially in industrialized economy where the demand for growth and deficit has slightly put environmental concerns behind economic gains. The growth driven economic prosperity of countries has lead to academics to question the basis of sustainability and sustainable development which was popularised by the Brundtland 1987 report “Our Common Future”. In the article "Squaring the circle? Some thoughts on the idea of sustainable development", Robinson highlight the concern of the Brundtland report on sustainable development which is “centered on the argument presented in the Brundtland
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However, although implementation of the Rio summit in (1992) was systematic and often regarded as slow, there was a realisation that communities are in need of public spaces. The public need for greenspaces for instance, was empirically research by (Fuller, Richard A., Katherine N. Irvine, Patrick Devine-Wright, Philip H. Warren, and Kevin J. Gaston. 2007) research paper of “Psychological benefits of greenspace ”, they found that “simply providing greenspace overlooks the fact that greenspaces can vary dramatically in their contribution to human health and biodiversity provision” (393). Not only were humans attracted to the natural environment, but provision of green space will allow for nature and species to exchange in close proximity. Thus, such interaction between humans and nature as highlighted by (Fuller, Richard A., Katherine N. Irvine, Patrick Devine-Wright, Philip H. Warren, and Kevin J. Gaston. 2007), will contribute to improving the health of local …show more content…
In spite of scientific data, arguing otherwise against exponential growth, the issue of sustainable development is greater than growth. The reasons of growth for sustainable development does not only looks at economic growth as the tool for countries’ development, rather sustainable development looks at issues like the increasing inequalities, social justice issues, poverty and hunger which were the arguments for developing countries in closing the gap. Therefore, although skeptics of sustainable development will argue otherwise, the success of sustainability somehow lies in the acceptance of sustainable development principles. The point of sustainability and sustainable development was outlined by (LOWE 2009, 58-77) that ...“the growing human population, increasing consumption levels, our lifestyle choices, the technologies we use, and the pressures of the economic system”. Somehow, the ideological divide of sustainability and sustainable development does not have to emotionally driven now while it has to based on one position on ones spectrum. Thus, the ideological divide of dignified way of living should not be centered around one spectrum, rather it should be about the good of the environment and

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