One of the major problems that faces today’s governments is creating enough satisfactory housing for their increasing populations whilst still trying to protect the environment. Discuss this statement and give your opinion.

In a world with an ever-growing population, providing housing is one of the crucial tasks of all governments. At the same time,
however
, the environment has to be protected from too much destruction and deforestation. Different solutions have been created to solve these problems. One significant
solution
could be increasing the
height
of buildings. When looking at the skyline of metropolitan cities, skyscrapers are becoming increasingly visible. The reason for
this
is simple: housing has to be provided, while the environment should suffer the least amount possible. Decreasing the building footprints of houses and
therefore
the destruction of the environment, while increasing the
height
, is an effective
solution
in overcoming
this
dilemma.
This
resolution
also
has its faults though, as increasing
height
also
means that sunlight reaching the streets will decrease and that housing will be built more densely in order to save space. Another possible
solution
is to increase building costs to pressure the population into living in smaller areas, which would save space. As
this
impacts a member of the community unevenly depending on their wealth,
this
would encourage unequal living standards and conflicts
as a result
of
this
.
Therefore
,
this
is not a plausible
solution
to the problem. In my opinion, finding the perfect way to minimise environmental damage while increasing housing is a problem to which there is no simple
solution
. Many governments are currently relying on
height
to solve the problem, but
this
is not attractive to many people. Any
solution
chosen should be one that causes the fewest problems.

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