This group of people share examples of ‘urban hell’ that look like dystopian movies but are sadly real (119 new pics)
think about it, there is 4.4 billion Inhabitants, or about 56% of the world’s population, live in cities around the world. Each of these billions of people requires not only space, but vast resources to function. Next, we need to ensure our levels of comfort, well-being and health, which has become somewhat difficult, to say the least.
To see what happens when things spin out of control as the city turns into a concrete jungle,hell in the cityThis online community sheds light on the darker side of modern development that turns these candid, hard-to-see photographs of both urban and suburban landscapes into something unrecognizable.
With the world’s population reaching record numbers, it’s hard not to think about the future of modern life. Is there enough space for everyone? What will our quality of life be like? What if the urban landscape turns into urban hell?
bored panda reached out to Dr. Audrey Tana board-certified psychologist and author of several books includingBecome a better manager now“,”A Mindfulness Guide for Leaders,” When “A Leader’s Guide to Resilience” Discuss these concerns. Dr. Tang was more than happy to share some incredible insights into the state of life today and the outlook for the future.
Dr. Tang explained that housing can be classified as a “positional good.” “It’s a term that economists use: commodities that are valuable because people can tell others. (Solnick and Hemenway, cited by Foye, 2005, The Conversation, 2022).
However, Dr. Tan argues that living in a safe place is within basic human needs (Maslow, 1943). In fact, a study by the Joseph Lowtree Foundation outlines his three levels of poverty cited by Dr. Tan. Insufficient income (if not reaching a decent standard of living); extreme poverty (cannot afford to eat, keep clean, warm and dry). ”
According to the best-selling author and spokesperson, many places where people live today fall short of that. “Take the example of Hong Kong’s ‘Coffin House’. The government calls them “bedspace apartments”. So there is room for a bed. They are legal but require a license and are not seen as the answer to the housing and cost of living crisis (Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world). Rather, it’s a ‘stop gap’ as people wait for housing,” Dr Tan explained.
Dr. Tang argues that there are two pressing problems. Second, you might say, ‘At least they have a roof’. ”
in the meantime, Many journalists have investigated “Sometimes because of the ‘shocking value’ of the images, they contribute to what’s been called ‘poverty porn,’ but those who took the time to talk to the residents realized how ‘forgotten’ they were.” ‘or some older people simply say, ‘I want to die,'” Dr. Tan explained.
That raises another issue and is related to her first point regarding “positional goods”. “When someone lives in a space that doesn’t suit their needs, there is a great deal of judgment and stigma placed around them, and the very nature of ‘half-solution’ (i.e., ‘at least they have a roof’).” It gets worse when you feel Dr. Tang is just a way that this problem can be swept under the carpet…the carpet they don’t have,” she claims Dr. Tang.
Too often, according to the author, “it’s a bit of a psychology thing,” she adds. If the organization or school has or has brought in a psychologist to conduct sessions or meet people and no one feels the need to address the root of the toxicity – there is a psychologist It’s from!”
Dr. Tang told Bored Panda that he started this discussion “from a somewhat political point, because we need to recognize that it’s not just environmental influences. Human nature, behavior, and stigma can also affect happiness.” I will contribute.” She also argues that while there is something we can do to make a difference, society needs to do something about it.
Furthermore, Dr. Tang pointed out that we need to distinguish between “small houses” and small areas where people have no choice but to escape from poverty. The first, “has access to green space, modern amenities, and privacy, for professionals who spend a lot of time and can afford things that may be hampered by lack of space. It’s comfortably laid out.”
And the second, “People who have no choice but to live in small neighborhoods where the common facilities are dirty and have little soundproofing, and the reason they’re there is because that’s all they can afford…and society does that.” you can see the
“We go on vacation, we ‘live’ comfortably in hotel rooms, we camp less, and many of us have spent time in college dormitories,” says Dr Tang. But she reminds us that she needs to remember one thing. Instead of thinking, “This is all I have,” it’s the space we needed…and that’s after working in often cramped conditions for a salary that only that house could give. She added that it’s really a different situation.
Dr. Tang worked with an award-winning master planner to design the community. John Goldwyn When Alexandra SteedThe award-winning author says, “Both express concerns about contemporary development from their respective fields.”
She elaborated on how “Alexandra Steed discussed the project in Essex.” But people recognized these as wastelands. It was a wetland filled with waste, efficiently absorbing and storing carbon, and a habitat for thousands of such valuable organisms. they were wasted. ”
John Goldwyn, on the other hand, gives the example of Dubai. This is the exact opposite of elastic design. ”
Dr. Tang explains: Alexandra and John continue to promote the importance of understanding the landscape and basing development on it. This also helps us do much to protect nature and address broader environmental issues. The very people who can actually help them help others. ”
According to award-winning authors, we need to work in an interdisciplinary way. But ultimately to survive. ”
That said, Dr. Tang fears that failure to plan and take the time to listen and receive advice could have tragic consequences. Continuing to hide behind the idea that things are ‘unprecedented’, mobilizing only at times of crisis and using ‘first aid’, in which case later a community where ‘all living things can thrive’ You can take steps to build (Goldwyn) – instead, panic when the time comes and do things too quickly to put a bandaid on the crack.
Dr. Tan calls this “short-sighted, ego-driven behavior.” And it will affect not only the environment and our well-being, but our lives as a whole. Because we all know what single-use plastic does!”