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Task：Some people think “vertical city”, where people live and work in high buildings is the best. Others think “horizontal city” is better, where there are few tall buildings. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
When it comes to the issue about city layout, some people may argue that filling a city with tall buildings is an optimal choice while others believe that there should not be so many skyscrapers in a city.
On the one hand, a city full of tall buildings may have more development opportunities. It is acknowledged that high-rise buildings mean a higher spatial efficiency because those buildings could accommodate more enterprises. Then, some industrial zones or central business districts may be constructed, contributing to more working opportunities. Thus, a vertical city full of tall buildings actually has huge economic potential.
On the other hand, residents may have a stronger sense of community if there are not so many high-rises. When people reside in tall buildings, they do not communicate with neighbors frequently. However, if there were many low-rise buildings, residents would be more likely to meet neighbors in public areas like parks where they could communicate mutually or do exercise together, but not just take an elevator to their floors and live a lonely life. Then, residents may not be so indifferent to others and harmonious communities could be established.
From my own perspective, vertical cities and horizontal cities have different characteristics and the key question is what kind of life one pursues. Providing that a person is ambitious to fulfill his/her life target, a vertical city may be a suitable choice because of more working opportunities there. In addition, citizens who want a higher life quality should choose to live in vertical cities since more services and high-tech products could be provided by enterprises. However, if a person prefers a quiet life, dwelling in a horizontal city should be his/her first choice since the pace of life is slow and leisurely.