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With growing population in cities， more and more people live in a home with small or no outdoor areas. Is it a positive or negative development？
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
关键词：growing population（人口增长）+ homes with no outdoor areas（没有室外空间）
People used to live in houses with huge outdoor areas like a garden or backyard， but this is no longer possible for many people as a result of the relentless（无情的）development of urbanisation（城镇化）. For individual city dwellers， this trend is not a good one， though for the city as a whole， it is positive.
With dwindled（减少了的）outdoor areas， people will find themselves confined to（局限于）the limited number of indoor activities. If in the past they were able to engage in（从事）such activities as walking， gardening， weeding， and planting in their backyard， when they got back home from work， now what people can do is sitting in the sofa and watching TV. While being detrimental（有害的）to their physical health， this will also make their life untolerably boring， especially for those who love to take care of flowers and plants or to take outdoor exercises.
Worse still， without enough outdoor spaces， people will not be able to find many opportunities to interact with each other. They will spend most of their off-work time isolated（隔绝的）in their match-box of homes（火柴盒般的家）. As this goes on， they will grow more and more lonely and indifferent to their neighbors. This lack of soical life may result in（导致）many mental problems.
The disappearing outdoor space will do harm to the individual city dwellers both physically and psychologically， but it is necessary for the overall urban development. As more and more poeple rush into the cities， the government will have to address（解决；应对）their housing and traffic issues. By reducing the outdoor areas， the government can build more houses and roads so as to meet the basic demands of all people.