FoC Urban Change History
Conditions were cramped and unsanitary. Only the rich could afford to live outside the major cities and commute in when needed. However, this all changed with the advent of passenger rail. Suddenly, a middle-class worker could move out to the fresh air of newly created suburbs, and still be able to capture the economic benefits of being part of the city ecosystem. The change was to be profound. The heterogenous composition of cities started to polarise. The centre became a place of work and shopping arcades; whereas the exterior become a quiet place to live; roomier, cheaper, but lacking local amenity.
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