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Urban Regeneration in the London Docklands - Urban Regeneration in the London Docklands The London Docklands Development Corporation is located along the River Thames Estuary 2.a) The London Docklands had to close for many reasons. The main reason was the Second World War. The area suffered substantial bomb damage in the Second World War, which lead to the need for a substantial rebuilding programme. In the first 20 years after the Second World War, many buildings came to the end of their usefulness. A number of factors contributed to the decline in the importance of the Docklands....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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New Labour’s Deployment of Community as a Key Concept in Urban Regeneration - Community could be defined as a combination of diverse set of people, culturally, religiously and socially living in particular area within the society. It is a very important fabric of a nation, a potential catchment or targeted area that could be easily marked out for service delivery. Community could also be a good source of strength to propagate or enhance effectiveness of public services. It is a solid nucleus and most importantly in terms of unity and ability to adopt a common front in dealing with society issues....   [tags: British Policies, Societal Improvement]
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Regeneration in Public Housing - Australia's public housing is not adequately providing safe and secure housing for the disadvantaged and needy. This paper will demonstrate the issues that arise from the poorly planned public housing developments, particularly the issues concerning spatial concentration of commission homes in low socio-economic areas. Australian government agencies are currently exploring solutions to the problems caused by public housing estates, developed primarily following World War II to address the shortage of housing....   [tags: Social Programs] 1684 words
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One of the Most Deprived Areas in Scotland - Good regeneration is also created from a long term vision with a plan that takes into account functions of local neighbourhoods and integrates them with wider economic strategies. A regeneration strategy to succeed should be able to link worklessness and training opportunities to deliver sustainable employment to local residents, as well as physical regeneration of the environment. It is useful to consider Ferguslie Park, a small housing estate in Paisley built as a series of projects between 1926 and 1966, that reached at its peak 3,500 dwellings with a population of 13,500....   [tags: ferguslie park, scotland, regeneration]
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Castle Vale Case Study - 1. Introduction This report benefited from the advice, guidance and examining of the best practice lessons of community collaboration in regeneration planning of Castle Vale. As assorted within the context of the new landscape for urban regeneration programme, it is therefore important to scrutinize the factors that brought success to Castle Vale regeneration programme and the challenges experienced with the hope to inform upcoming regeneration policies in the City of Birmingham or above and beyond....   [tags: regeneration planning, Birmingham]
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Urban Government and Private Development - Urban Government and Private Development in Postindustrial Urban America ABSTRACT: As revenue-deprived cities in the United States depend more on developments aimed at attracting visitors, the governing bodies controlling this infrastructure play a larger role in urban government. This paper explores the case of one such development, Chicago’s Navy Pier. The author argues that the Pier’s redevelopment as a festival marketplace, which was based on public rhetoric and space, necessitated the creation of a public authority that compromised this vision....   [tags: Public Policy Politics]
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Glasgow's Urban Problems and Solutions - Glasgow's Urban Problems and Solutions * Geog factors led to Glasgow’s importance * Decline in ship building etch, moved due to cheap labour elsewhere * Slum conditions * Comprehensive redevelopment. Uphill 1970s – what problems with it * Renovate * Regeneration There are several geological factors, which led to Glasgow’s importance. Firstly, there were many nearby coal and iron fields. These are the two essential ingredients required to produce steel, making Glasgow an ideal place for industry....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Urban Consolidation - Urban Consolidation Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objectives. Definition Like much urban policy, the potential benefits that urban consolidation and the urban village concept seek to offer are substantially undermined by ambiguous definition....   [tags: essays papers]
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Glasgow's Urban Problems - Glasgow's Urban Problems There are various geological factors that led to Glasgow’s importance. One factor was that Glasgow was heavily resourced with iron and coal and these are the two main ingredients when producing steel. This steel is then used for many things such as railways (e.g. The Clyde Tunnel, 1963), bridge building (e.g. Kingston Bridge, 1970) and most importantly shipbuilding. Another factor that led to the importance of Glasgow is that it is situated on the River Clyde; a very deep and wide river....   [tags: Papers] 630 words
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The Effectiveness Of Urban Renewal Strategies In The Sydenham Road Are - Identification of a Question Sparkbrook is a typical inner city area of Birmingham; predominantly Victorian and Edwardian in character and its multi-cultural society live in a deprived district suffering from high unemployment and a generally poor quality environment. For such reasons it is part of a ‘regeneration’ scheme and this investigation will assess the success of this scheme. Development of Strategy The aim of the urban renewal programme is; to create sustainable structures of economic regeneration, to encourage business development and diversification, and to find solutions to serious social problems caused by the crisis situations that are common in many depressed urban areas....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
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Research on Fatima Mansions in Relation to the Theories of Community - In relation to this statement I have decided to research a community within inner city Dublin. I will focus my research on the community of Fatima Mansions in relation to the theories of community, the functions of the community, community supports and resources and community integration versus community marginalisation. There is no one definition for Community, Community is a contested concept that when we begin to study we learn that it is a very complex topic. Bell and Newby (1976) provided four definitions of community, one of which refers to community as a “specific place and to imagine it as a small self-contained society.” Some functions of community were outlined in “The Community i...   [tags: society, support, regeneration ] 1295 words
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Project Processes - Project Processes "A project is a process made up of series sub-processes for the purpose of accomplishing specified goals or objectives. Processes focus on managing the project as well as building the product/service." (Cleland, n.d.) Understanding the processes that are necessary for successful project outcomes is vital for any successful project manager. It gives them perspective on which key concept worked and which did not. Working as a Program Manager at Vision Regeneration has given me great perspective on the characteristics of a successful project....   [tags: DWS, program manager, Vision and Regeneration]
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Impacts of government Regulation, Land Ownership, and Developer Behaviour on Urban Brownfield Residential Development Process - ... The unexpected inconsistency between different agendas is what made government policies less effective in promoting urban brownfield residential development. Overall, government regulations play a big part in urban brownfield residential development. But, impact is lessened due to immaturity and inconsistency. However, Adams and Payne (2011) points out that as policies mature and become consistent in the long run, impacts can be more effective. 3 Land ownership Adding to regulations, ownership constraints constitute a major problem for brownfield development....   [tags: abandoned, underused or closed lands]
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Microeconomy and an Architectural Case Study - ... Firstly, the heritage is starting to perish, through the closing of shops and the low consumption. This is a direct consequence of the second trend, which is fact that because there are outside economic pressures on Brixton Village. But this pressure is being showcased in different ways, the most evident is the suffering architecture that throughout the years has started to degrade and ultimately reside in a state of serious decay. From our understanding of interviewing local residents and shops owners, there is a cycle present, ongoing for several years....   [tags: Gentrification, Urban Decay] 1247 words
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A Case Study of Urban Glasgow - A Case Study of Urban Glasgow A case study of; q Urban planning scheme q Inner city residential redevelopment scheme Why Glasgow's east end . The east end of Glasgow, like the east end of London was the centre of shipping - import / export, storage and ship building along river Clyde. Many famous 19th and 20th century ships built. Industrial area - coal, iron ore found so steel industry set up in 19th century - led to development of heavy machinery, engineering, ship building....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Ripple Effect - As a net is made up of a series of ties, so is everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes. –Buddha The application of systems dynamics reveals deep interconnections that may not be readily apparent on the surface. Just like a pebble tossed in a pond, a seemingly insignificant event can have effects amplified throughout the entirety of a system....   [tags: Urban Development ] 2199 words
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Sustainable Development - The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling] 1255 words
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Tourism Industry - Tourism industry is influenced by various factors including sociocultural evolution and political relationship. Particularly after the Islamic Revolution of 1978 in Iran, a new policy on tourism brought new conditions of tourism with emphasis on pilgrimage tourism. Generally, tourism is known as one of the essential element of rural development. In Iran, there are many sacred places where are regularly visited by pilgrimages. Some of the holy places are located in rural areas, and they are attractive to many visitors....   [tags: Urban Development, Rural Areas] 848 words
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Imagination in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Imagination in Pat Barker's Regeneration It is through the imagination that we have the power to create and destroy. This theme holds true throughout Pat Barker's Regeneration and for the many characters in this novel who experience both the awful and inspired effects of the imagination. Pat Barker draws on many resources to support this claim, including the Book of Genesis, from which she cites the quotation "The imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth," spoken by the character David Burns on page 183 of this novel....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Courage in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Courage in Pat Barker's Regeneration During the Vietnam War, many Americans decided to choose conscientious objector status and serve the war effort in non-combative ways; others moved to Canada, leaving their families, their communities, and their nation because of strong political convictions. While some said these people were cowards and a disgrace to their families and their nation, others argued that those had just as much courage as the men on the front lines. Although moving to Canada was far less difficult than being sent to Vietnam, these Draft Dodgers proved they had courage to stand up for what they believed in....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Religion in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Religion in Pat Barker's Regeneration In Pat Barker's novel Regeneration, one of the main characters, Dr. Rivers, is presented with a patient who is not mentally ill at all, but very sane. In trying to "heal" this patient, Rivers begins to have an internal conflict about the job he is doing and the job he should be doing. He is fighting with himself until on page 149, he is in a church where they are singing a very popular hymn, "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." At this point, Rivers is able to begin resolving his conflict....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Regeneration by Pat Barker - Regeneration by Pat Barker The war in 'Regeneration' is explored 'back home'. Rather than portraying the war in terms of fighting on the frontline in the battlefields of France, Barker demonstrates the effects on the soldiers 'back home', both physically and mentally. The soldiers are those who have been injured, shell-shocked, or had a breakdown and are being treated with the intention of sending those who are able, back to France or at least resuming some kind of war duties. The war is explored, essentially in terms of the psychological effects of those who fought it....   [tags: Regeneration Pat Barker Essays] 1712 words
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Students in Urban Schools - An urban student faces many disadvantages when attending school regardless of whether they attend a public or private school. Before we can consider how to take an urban student seriously we must examine where they are from. Urban students are those living in higher density communities within the inner-cities; areas of diversity, poverty, crime and low-income. Today we can best assign the term “urban school” to public schools that are in these metropolitan areas. Many of these schools exist within educational systems that lack sufficient resources and quality educators to ensure their educational needs are met....   [tags: Urban Education, Urban Students]
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Aborted Aspirations in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Aborted Aspirations in Pat Barker's Regeneration Pat Barker's riveting World War I novel Regeneration brilliantly exemplifies the effectiveness of fiction united with historical facts. While men aspired to gain glory from war and become heroes, Regeneration poignantly points out that not all of war was glorious. Rather, young soldiers found their aspirations prematurely aborted due to their bitter war experiences. The horrible mental and physical sicknesses, which plagued a number of soldiers, caused many men to withdraw from the battlefield....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Heritage and Identity in Pat Barker's Regeneration - The presence of Jews in England has been a source of controversy for many reasons. On page 35 of Pat Barker's historical novel Regeneration, Siegfried Sassoon reveals the nature of his relationship with his father, who left home when he was five, and gives an account of his Jewish history. Though he hadn't been raised Jewish and apparently had no association with his Jewish relatives, Sassoon was subjected to the discrimination that was often seen in England before and during WWI. Through Sassoon's Jewish heritage and the other characters relation to the past, Barker exposes the need of mankind to identify with the past in order to come to terms with the present....   [tags: Pat Barker, Regeneration Essays]
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Urban Sprawl and How to Prevent It - Urban sprawl is the effect of the suburbs—houses that are further apart than in the city, grocery stores that are too far away to walk to, better school districts, better roads than in the country. Urban sprawl has been increasing since soon after World War II, when cities were booming and automobiles became a main source of transportation. There are pros and cons to urban sprawl. One of the cons is the possible affect on air quality because of the necessity of driving in the suburbs. Nothing is close enough to walk to, so people drive to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids from school, etc....   [tags: Urban Sprawl, ]
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The Urban Sprawl Effect on Regionalism - Canada is a nation perceived by the world as a unified democratic society. However, the country is divided into separate entities. These entities make up six distinct regions, all of which are richly diverse. Throughout the years, regionalism has proven to be a strain on the country’s foundation stemming from issues surround immigration. As the population grows, Canada must address regional issues, such as the urban sprawl on a federal level. This will further help to reduce the present feeling of alienation amongst the regions and also create a fair political system....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Transformation of Urban and Natural Landscape - Earth is currently transitioning from a mostly rural to a mostly urban planet. In 2030 the urbanized areas will be nearly tripled compared to 2000 (Seto et al. 2012). The use of dark building materials, such as asphalt and concrete, leads to a lower albedo in urbanized areas than in natural environment (Brest 1987). It negatively affects climate and it might be more relevant in the near future. The substitution of rooftops’ membranes and pavements’ traditional materials with bright ones and a wise planning of the future urban sprawl can remedy the low urban albedo....   [tags: urban planet, urban albedo, LULCC]
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Decline in Comprehensive Urban Planning - The decline in comprehensive urban planning was one of the major assets in determining the capitalist view facing social resistance. This made it difficult for planners considering the number of critiques that persistently argued about the impact of planning. This is because cities have changed; there was no way to hold a consistent plan. The conflict between the central controls needed to perform comprehensive urban planning versus the capitalism in which individual property holders say about of how things are done because of their interests in their property....   [tags: Urban Planning] 1494 words
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High Cost of Urban Sprawl - Urban Sprawl is an intricate concept that is mostly known as low density, automobile dependent development beyond the edge of employment and services zones. This type of development is ubiquitous in the United States since the end of World War II. Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl has raised immense number of concerns in various areas, such as: environmental impacts, loss of farmland, traffic problems, urban decline, taxpayer subsidy, loss of community, housing, as well as some unspecific concerns....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Pat Barker's Regeneration - Pat Barker's Regeneration In her novel Regeneration, Pat Barker uses character development to emphasize the various themes in the novel. Pat Barker includes Robert Graves, a well known poet and writer, as a secondary character in a fictional setting. We are first introduced to Robert Graves on page five, where he meets with a very good friend Siegfried Sassoon in the lounge of the Exchange Hotel. During their conversation, they express, through their actions and language, a deep love for one another....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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Pat Barker's Regeneration - Pat Barker's Regeneration Pat Barker's Regeneration focuses on the troubled soldiers' mental status during World War One. Barker introduces the feelings soldiers had about the war and military's involvement with the war effort. While Regeneration mainly looks at the male perspective, Barker includes a small but important female presence. While Second Lieutenant Billy Prior breaks away from Craiglockhart War Hospital for an evening, he finds women at a cafe in the Edinburgh district (Barker 86)....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays] 1100 words
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Pat Barker's Regeneration - In Pat Barker's novel Regeneration, there is little doubt that the cult of Oscar Wilde had taken hold already in the first decades of the twentieth century. In Oscar Wilde's Last Stand, Philip Hoarer informs us that by associating with Robert Ross, Wilfred Owen "was allying himself with the cult of Oscar Wilde: hero, mentor and martyr to an entire culture" (Hoarer 15). In some manner, the unraveling of this statement is what makes the references to Wilde so important in Barker's novel. Barker makes three references to Oscar Wilde on pages 54, 124, and 143....   [tags: Pat Barker, Regeneration Essays]
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Pat Barker's Regeneration - Pat Barker's Regeneration As Pat Barker’s ‘Regeneration’ is set in a mental hospital during World War I many aspects of the novel evaluate and discuss the psychological effects that the War has had on the patients. The novel explores the internal struggles of WWI soldiers and their attempts to overcome the trauma of war experiences. In ‘Strange Meeting’ a different approach to the war is addressed with much of the novel being set in the trenches and at the front line. The novel closely examines the relationship between two soldiers Barton and Hilliard and the extent of change caused by the war is a prominent theme throughout, showing clearly the emotional and physical changes the war has c...   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays] 2537 words
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The Depolarization and Realization of Rivers and Yealland in Chapter 22 of Regeneration by Pat Barker - Chapter 22 in the novel Regeneration by Pat Barker is very significant to the development of the character Dr. W.H.R. Rivers, through the symbol of control throughout the book. In this chapter, Rivers returns to his home after witnessing Dr. Lewis Yealland’s horrific treatment of his patient Callan through the use of electrotherapy. Being displaced by the incident, Rivers finds it difficult to do any work because throughout the night recollections of the treatment continue to haunt him. After deciding to go to sleep, Rivers has a nightmare where he is treating a patient with electroshock therapy, just as Yealland did, except after attempting to shove the electrode into the patient’s mouth se...   [tags: chapter 22 novel Regeneration by Pat Barker] 1178 words
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Urban Homelessness in Canada - Definition of Homelessness Homelessness can simply be defined as the lack of house or shelter. Hulchanski (n.d.) believes that homelessness is “a great unresolved political and social problem of our time.” He defines homelessness as: The absence of a place to live (a house or apartment or room - the physical structure) - which includes the absence of belonging to a place and the people living there (a home, in the social/psychological sense). [It refers to] situations in which people lack regular and customary access to adequate and appropriate conventional housing (the physical structures that are designed and intended to be permanent residential accommodation)....   [tags: Urban Homeless]
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Importance of Shell Shock in Pat Barker's Regeneration - Importance of Shell Shock in Pat Barker's Regeneration Pat Barker's Regeneration contains references to people, places, and cultural elements of particular significance to her themes as well as to the study of the First World War. One cultural reference, that of shell shock, is made early in the novel. On page four, Dr. William Rivers learns that Siegfried Sassoon is being sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital with a case of shell shock. To prevent shell shock from crippling the patients, Craiglockhart emphasizes the value of therapy, a theme in the novel, as a way to fight back against the mental battles....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]
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A Personal Experience with Urban Sprawl - I’m one year old and my mother and father move to the out skirts of a little village named Pleasant Prairie in the county on Kenosha County in Wisconsin. My first memories at this new house where playing in the farm fields that surrounded my old retired farm house. I was once told that all the land within a mile was owed be the man who built my house in the early 1800’s. But now because of urban sprawl, and land building the land had a school, church, roads and house on it. Around the time that I moved in that area was still farmland for the majority, as I grow up the land that I once played in and dodging farming tractors changed to dodging construction tractors because the fields where bou...   [tags: urban sprawl, environment,] 1312 words
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The Stresses of War Affecting the Characters in Regeneration and Journey's End - The Stresses of War Affecting the Characters in Regeneration and Journey's End 'Regeneration' is a fictional novel written by by Pat Barker. However, some of her characters in the novel like Owen and Sassoon did exist. The play 'Journeys End' is also fictional and all the characters are Sheriffs creation. 'Regeneration' is a serious and moving novel typical of war, as it shows war in a realistic way, whereas 'Journeys End' is full of black humour, in an attempt to make the play less morbid then it actually is....   [tags: War Regeneration Journey's End Essays] 1071 words
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Japanese Urban Planning - Since 1918, urban planning throughout Japan has continuously been changing. When Japan first began urban planning, the main focus was of the industrial society that was dominated numerous of Japan’s cities. As time went on, the industries stayed in the cities and the government then had to deal with the problems of industries, including environmental problems along with population increases. At the beginning, numerous of the plans and strategies were based on what other cities Europe had done and this strategy continued throughout the urban planning process....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Urban Planning History - There have been many significant movements throughout urban planning history which have influenced the way that planning theory is shaped and thought. Combined Modernist and Neoliberal planning theories have influenced the erection of a vast amount of planning project that have left an imprint on the way that urban planning is practiced today. In this paper, I will begin by describing the components of modernist and neoliberal planning practices. Then, I will outline a brief history of the project and explain how the Los Angeles South Central Farm was influenced by both modernist and neoliberal planning theories....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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Urban Transition - The Plague in Disguise - Urban Transition - The Plague in Disguise Introduction According to Ronald Skeldon, author of “Demographic and Urban Transitions in a Global System and Policy Responses” Urban Transition is the transitions to societies where a large majority of the population is concentrated in urban areas. Urban transition is one of the phenomenon which has an impression of being both positive and negative part of development. Urban transition has a potential to positively impact a nation by increasing the economy growth and reducing the poverty....   [tags: Urban Areas, Society, Large Population, Culture]
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Urban Renewal: The History of City of Buffalo - After his completion of the Delaware Park and Parkway system with Calvert Vaux throughout Buffalo, New York, Frederick Law Olmsted declared Buffalo as “the best planned city, as to its streets, public places and grounds, in the United States, if not the world.” Inspired largely by the baroque styling of Paris, France, Olmstead wished to create a park within urban Buffalo but rather put the city of Buffalo in a park system. The parks were non-gated and easily accessible for all patrons creating an ever changing green space across an urban vista....   [tags: project, urban landscape, architectural] 2188 words
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Urban Deisgn - Urban design continues to exist in our everyday lives. The elegance of buildings and their architectural structure stand out in cities competing to show their uniqueness and radiance. Not every urban design can show off their styles. The buildings people pass by in every day urban areas manage to connect with people. The urban design has different forms; it can be either contemporary or futuristic. It is interesting to investigate about just how futuristic can a design be and how acceptable it can become to the public....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Pattern of Urban Development along the Expressway - 3. LITERATURE STUDY 3.1. Historical context At the end of the 1950’s and during the 1960’s and 1970’s the idea of corridor development, both planned and unplanned, was actively studied and discussed among spatial planners, designers and scientists (e.g. by C.F.G. Whebell, George R. Collins, C. Doxiadis). Many of these practitioners and scholars also encountered the difficulty of visualising the dynamics of corridors and often referred to (earlier) schemes and designs of linear cities. A study on both the definition and visualisation of corridors in this time-period may contribute to the discussion on corridor development and urban networks....   [tags: corridor development, urban planning]
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Urban Sprawl vs the Sustainable City - Recently there have been many discussions about urban sprawl due to its negative impacts on society and the natural environment. However, looking at the aims of the sustainable city project it seems clear urban sprawl may be an obstacle Doubting this, i asked myself “to what measure is urban sprawl a problem to the aim of the sustainable city”. In this essay I will try to explain the aims of the sustainable city as well the process of urban sprawl and its limitations and relate how urban sprawl directly affects those objectives....   [tags: urban sprawl, natural environment]
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Communism Only Works for Urban Society - The principle idea of communism is that everything is shared equally amongst the people; there is no ownership of land, private business, or sometimes even individual choice. People were generally assigned jobs that served the greater good of the country, and they had no choice in the matter. Food and property were things shared by the masses, nobody could own land, a farmer could not even keep the crops he tended to, and everything was evenly distributed. While communism can be successfully implemented in urban society, it is not meant for rural societies....   [tags: ruarl, urban, masses, share] 774 words
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Urban Legends - Imagine a date rape drug that causes sterilization. According to unconfirmed sources such a drug now exists. Progesterex enables men to sexually abuse women without the fear of the women becoming pregnant. Hence, the man’s identity is never known. He has committed the perfect crime. If, the above statements seem to far fetched to be true, its because they are in fact false. Progesterex is not the perfect date rape drug. It is the subject of an urban legend. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term urban legend as “an often lurid story or anecdote that is based on hearsay and widely circulated as true”....   [tags: Urban Myths]
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Urban Transportation - Most people take the urban public transportation system for granted. It is used in every aspect of our daily lives: work, education, medical necessities, recreation, etc. It is also important for the transportation of goods and services, which aids the growth and maintenance of our economy. Urban public transportation is the critical component of our quality of life and economic stability. The MBTA, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is Boston and Eastern Massachusetts’s major transportation service....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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Dubai's Forgotten Urban Public Spaces - Dubai has received prodigious attention for its enormous and rapid urbanization. As one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, the city has strived to become the world’s most global city that attracted plethora of tourists and businessmen from all over the world. The construction boom that rendered emblematic architectural buildings, soaring high-rises, and artificial islands caught the whole world’s attention. While people often discuss about its experimental architecture and they talk very little about its public spaces....   [tags: shoddy urban planning ]
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Urban Inequality - The contemporary field of urban sociology provides substantive examinations that engage both a macro- and micro-lens into the construction of urban spaces and inequalities. In the discussion that follows I address some of the leading theories and common threads that enable urban sociologists to engage in the comprehensive examination of how and why urban inequality persists. In the final section, I draw upon theorists and propose a research perspective that I believe might help to further advance the sociological inquiry of urban inequality....   [tags: Urban Sociology Research Paper]
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Portraying the Urban Envirnoment Through the Film Entre Nos - The film Entre Nos has many global issues related to it such as how to succeed in new urban environment, surviving through a close knit of friendship while being unknown in a big city, and dense urban environments. Entre Nos demonstrates how living in a dense urban neighborhood is hard because the population is so high which makes it harder to get jobs and find housing. The film also demonstrates how having a close knit of friends in a big city can be beneficial and can help you succeed in the urban environment....   [tags: immigrants, population, urban] 852 words
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The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend - The Clown Doll: An Urban Legend When my friends and I were younger, we loved to tell each other scary stories late at night at sleepovers. This memory resurfaced this past February as three friends and I exchanged tales late one night while on a trip in New Jersey. All of the stories were entertaining, but this purportedly “true” urban legend remained in my mind long after the other accounts. “The Clown Doll” was told by a twenty-year old, Christian female University biology major. She was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA, which is where she heard the story and where the story itself is set....   [tags: Urban Legends] 1240 words
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