Problem

Artificial separation of home and workplace

Nature:
Many cities regulate zones for 'work' and other zones for 'living', and in many cases enforce the separation by law. In such cases, most people are unable to walk from their homes to their workplace or to shops, creating a feeling of separation between the various daily activities, while commercial neighbourhoods are deserted outside of working hours, thus creating a feeling of insecurity and alienation.
Claim:
Workplaces need to be near each other to make the most efficient use of the infrastructure required by most commercial enterprises.

Workplaces destroy the quiet and safety of residential neighbourhoods.

Counter Claim:
Workers are forced to accept a schism in which they spend the greater part of their working lives 'at work and away from their families' and the other part of their lives 'with their families and away from work'. This separation reinforces the idea that work is a toil, while only family life is 'living' - a schizophrenic view likely to create difficulties for all the members of a family.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET