DISCUSSION: The two uses of the word community are different:
- The first one talks about sprawl towns, which New Urbanists don’t consider to be real communities.
- The second talks about real communities, which have town squares and local pubs.
- The meanings of the two usages are very different. See the discussion above.
- CORRECT. This works. The New Urbanists think that real communities have shared experience, whereas the suburban “communities” in line 2 are just collections of houses and roads.
- This isn’t even close. The first reference doesn’t mention community interests; it just talks about low density suburbs. The second doesn’t talk about people having anything in common besides having a town square.
- The author never said that people in suburban communities are segregated by professional or personal ties. They’re just separated by “economic segregation”, which could refer to a variety of things, such as income.
- Nonsense. The point of the passage is that traditional communities have diversity. And the second reference was describing a traditional community, not people with similar backgrounds and lifestyles.
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