Ity development in Northen Virginia and Seoul

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I want to talk about how buildings in Northern Virginia (where I live) are all scattered in the area, just like most of the suburban areas in the United States, and how some Asian countries (South Korea, specifically) have succeeded in vertically intergrating different buildings into a building that contains everything we need to live and entertain (theaters, apartments, restaurants, gym, hotel etc.) I want to point out that the system where we live in is inefficient as the oil prices go up and we need to travel longer distance than South Korea. South Korean buildings and apratments are not only energy-efficient, but it is also safe from crime (since there are mandatory sercurity guards for every large building) and are free from traffic congestions.
Energy efficiency will have us survive this high-rising oil prices and decrease the amount of pollutions we produce everyday. I want to conclude by saying that the South Korean model should be applied to Northern Virginia as well.

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Essay must address the following topic in 1,500 words or less:

Identify a social or economic issue that is relevant to both your local community as well as to a community outside of the United States. Develop an essay that includes ALL of the following:

The problem or challenge and how it affects both your community and the community outside of the US in similar and/or different ways.

An analysis of the different approaches both communities have created to address this challenge.


Your own recommendations for what lessons the two communities can learn from each other to solve this problem or challenge. Address how taking a global perspective on these issues can strengthen long-term solutions.


A summary of your position and why you think it is important for each community to learn from the other to address these issues.
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The essay should be close to 1500 words. Pictures and personally created charts must be attached to support your claim.

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