In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

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Question:
In many cities, planners tend to arrange shops, schools, offices, and homes in specific areas and separate them from each other. Do you think the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages?
Answer Hints:
It's a pros and cons question, asking you to discuss the pros and cons of urban zoning. You must answer if the advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages. Logically, choosing yes would be relatively easy to write.

Pros
  • A functional zone is easy to develop and manage.
  • Buildings and facilities have higher efficiency.
  • Better to protect the environment.
  • Better to match people's needs, like green space and leisure places.
  • Easy to maintain the original buildings and city culture.
  • Ensure that residential areas are far away from pollution and noise.
Cons
  • Add city traffic jams, and finally limit the city development.
  • Easy to form poor or low areas, like slums or red-light districts.
  • Cause unbalance among different districts in one city.
Answer 1
Today, many city planners always try to consider each part of the city for individual purposes. While some locations might be appropriate for education, others can be suitable to be residential or office areas. I agree with this method, although it might have had some drawbacks.
On the one hand, considering this ...
By Samy Lau, 2022-05-14  View full answer - Revised by tutor
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Band: 7.5
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Task Response:
-This is a well-organized essay, clearly answering "advantages of this policy outweigh the disadvantages", developing these ideas effectively throughout the response.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-There is clear overall progression, with your opinion presented at the end, although a few sentences are a little wordy.
Lexical Resources:
-There is a wide range of vocabulary, used appropriately and naturally.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-A variety of complex structures is used with some flexibility and accuracy. Grammar and punctuation are well controlled.