Social Design Issue
A social design issue that I have been aware of and concerned with for some time has been the use of land. Obviously we're a growing country and our population continues to increase. As this happens, buildings continue to go up, farms are bought out to make room for housing developements and the amount of available land is steadily decreasing. As the amount of land available decreases, the cost of land increases. As necessary as it is to create housing for the increasing population, it is also important to remember that we have a finite amount of useable land.
One way that I could be an advocate for change relating to this issue is by creating a petition to preserve land that hasn't been touched yet. I have witnessed a lot of developement around my home in St. Cloud, MN. The farm land and open wooded areas have been replaced by furniture stores and apartment buildings. I could also write a letter to the mayor or any representative that could bring about change on the issue. At the very least I could inform others of the drastic change the area has gone through in just a few years, and how important it is to keep a balance in order to salvage some of our natural resources and wildlife.