Hi, I am looking for someone to write an article on the cultural antecedents as precursors of sprawl Paper must be at least 1250 words. Please, no plagiarized work! In the last couple of decades, Americans have been behind the largest city construction evolution in a century (Garreau, 1991). This is large because unlike many other regions of the world where the cities have one core and center that is the focus of development, American cities are growing in a Los Angeles like fashion where there are multiple urban cores. Initially, the US’s ideal cities focused on developing skyscrapers at the center with a background of one to five-story buildings making up a larger part of the city. In Europe, however, the cities are continuous stretches of concrete jungle worked on over mile and miles of countryside. This contrasts with the American version, where a city appears suddenly after miles of earth and desert (Lindstrom and Bartling, 2003). The contrast can be blamed on the cultural antecedents behind the two epitomes of western society.
Initially, America was only native to red Indians, with Europeans coming on ships to exploit the “new world.” This saw the quick development of the eastern seaboard cities like New York. The settlers then ventured further inland in covered wagons to exploit the resources of the vast lands between the east and west coasts. In between, the earth is dry and red with clots of verdigris bushes. However, it is also rich in minerals and various resources that are unevenly distributed in clusters. This meant that the settlers had to build camps around the clusters to enable their easy movement to the next ‘goldmine.’ With time, the camps saw the development of key elements of a town, which are the bank, church, town halls, and lots of one-story frame buildings housing the residents distributed along one road that was the town’s artery (Gillham and MacLean, 2002). The idea was to build something that could perform an urban area’s functions while maintaining the ability to demolish and move away or build something new easily. Ever since, this has remained the main theme for the founding and development of towns and cities in the US (Talen, 2005).