A Space Odyssey: Redefining Privacy

As sprawl becomes a political issue,trends such as the explosive population growth are redefining Southern California's perception of domestic privacy and spatial values.

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September 23, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech

Southern California's concepts of domestic privacy and spatial values have been shaped by a variety of influences including its Mexican and "Spanish Colonial" heritage, the partly imagined "Mediterranean" legacy, and values transplanted by Midwesterners. Today,as sprawl becomes a political issue,trends such as the explosive population growth are redefining Southern California's perception of domestic privacy and spatial values."Radical changes in the post-1970s American family also have redrawn privacy lines: fewer children, more single adults living alone, high rates of divorce, more women working outside the home and an increase in tandem property ownership by two unrelated people...Another demographic factor in rearranging private space is the Internet-fed surge in the number of adults working at home (now an estimated 20 million Americans)."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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