Aezure5 months ago
I agree, while the suburban design appears safe because it's pretty, uniform, and seemingly uneventful; looks can be completely deceiving, especially during adolescence. Teens, especially the ambitious ones, have all this energy and nowhere to direct it because of the lack of diversity, activity options and mobility; if you don't fit in at school or have unique interests, you're just out of luck. The crimes that happen in the 'burbs tend to be on the extreme side like the Newtown, Columbine, and Aurora shootings; on top of that, the cyber-bullying cases mainly happen in the suburbs as well. I personally think there's a correlation with these outcomes and the suburban design. First, the lack of mobility and options; second, the sheltered environment fails to give children and adolescents the character-building struggle that creates functional adults, in turn makes them indecisive basket-cases that cave under any sort of conflict.