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Poverty in an Affluent Neighborhood - Nestled in Pittsburgh’s East End, the neighborhood of Shadyside has a median home value of $413,978 while almost 20% of the neighborhood’s residents live in poverty (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Victorian style estates and mansions line the streets of this affluent neighborhood. The homes coupled with the opulent shops that line Walnut Street and Shadyside have become an oasis for the American Dream in the heart of “America’s most livable city” (Burgess, 2013). With the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Melon University, and Chatham University all within walking distance, the neighborhood of Shadyside is an ideal location for young professionals, students, and academics alike....   [tags: social issues, shadyside]
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Southside Flats: A Neighborhood Portrait - Introduction to Neighborhood Situated on the Monongahela River is the neighborhood of Southside Flats. Within it lays the entertainment hub of Pittsburgh. Numerous bars and nightspots line the main thoroughfare of E Carson St. The early history of the neighborhood saw it as a main point for industry with its proximity to the river and railway stations. At the end of the nineteenth century, the neighborhood would boast a major steelworks factory that employed a sizable portion of the residents of Southside Flats....   [tags: Municipal Issues]
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About Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood - The Pilsen Neighborhood is located Lower West Side of Chicago, extending approximately from Western Avenue and Blue Island Avenue to Sixteenth Street and Canal Street. (Pero.) Today Pilsen has transformed into a colorful, artistic, and beautiful community with the population majority shifted towards the Hispanic. Over the course of these years Pilsen has gone through many changes ranging from cultural to economic and societal changes that have shaped into its present day form. Pilsen’s residents have resisted attempts to gentrify their neighborhood, and have preserved the community as a gateway for Hispanic immigrants....   [tags: Demographics / Scoiology]
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My Neighborhood - Where I live is one of the greatest neighborhoods in the city to live in; however it does have its draw backs. Importantly it has nearly everything a resident might want, beautiful picturesque scenery, proximity to shopping, and many of the cultural centers. Nevertheless the roads can be some of the most congested in town, and the streets are not safe to walk late at night. Fortunately, I wake every morning to the most beautiful sun lit house. I sit on my porch sipping coffee, while I drink in an atmosphere that steals my breath away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 654 words
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It's a Neighborhood Bar - It's a Neighborhood Bar For a group project assigned in our Advanced Composition class at the University of Arizona, four of us decided to research the Morenci Mine Strike of 1983. When we left Tucson early one morning, we had no idea what to expect. The story was so muddled and had been so misconstrued with the passage of time and the fermentation of emotion, that we started to feel like Scooby Doo and his gang of amateur detectives. We even jokingly started calling my Nissan Altima the "Mystery Machine." I had read about a bar called The Refrigerated Cave in a book by Barbara Kingsolver called Holding the Line, and was interested in learning more about it, so armed with nothing but More...   [tags: Essays Papers] 1728 words
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Neighborhood Watch Program - Neighborhood Watch Program According to National Sheriffs Association, “Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and best-known crime prevention concepts in North America (2010).”When the National Sheriffs Association established the Neighborhood Watch Program in 1972, the main purpose of the program was to educate individuals about securing their homes to reduce the chances of being victimized by criminals (National Sheriffs Association, 2010). However, as time went on Neighborhood Watch Programs took on a proactive role in helping to reduce crime by encouraging individuals to collaborate with their local law enforcement agency to monitor and report suspicious activities in the community....   [tags: Crime Prevention ]
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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The Net Neighborhood - The Net Neighborhood “After all…I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” The above is my favorite quote from a movie. I have never really thought about my favorite movie quote until I ran into the question on the teen forums website. I thought the best online community for me to join would be one that I was interested in. I was attracted to the teen forum website which was created by the student center. I picked a message board that I knew I could participate in so that I could actively analyze the interactions between people....   [tags: Online Communities Internet Web Essays]
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Development of Neighborhoods in Chicago - Chicago in the 1920s was a turning point for the development of ethnic neighborhoods. After the opening of the first rail connection from New York to Chicago in the 1840s, immigration sky rocketed from that point on. Majority of the immigrants to Chicago were Europeans. The Irish, Italians, eastern European Jews, Germans, and Mexicans were among the most common ethnicities to reside in Chicago. These groups made up the greater part of Chicago. The sudden increase in immigration to Chicago in the 1920s soon led to an even further distinguished separation of ethnicities in neighborhoods....   [tags: City Development, Ethnic Neighborhoods] 1872 words
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European Neighborhood Policy and Common Foreign and Security Policy - Both the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) are strategies developed by the European Union in regards to their dealings with the ‘outside’ world. The European Neighborhood Policy finds its obstacles in the once superpower of the Russians, and their conflicting neighborhood policy. Whereas the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy finds its obstacles through its numerous memberships which on the outside one would consider a boon of combined knowledge, but when their insurmountable differences become involved it is a burden....   [tags: ENP, CFSP, EU, European Union]
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Gang membership, Drug Selling, and Violence in Neighborhood Context - Smiley is a man who was released back into the society on a parole. He was sent back to live in his neighborhood. Shinichi Suzuki, a famous Japanese violinist who invented Suzuki Method, got the right idea of Smiley’s situation when he said “Man is a child of his environment”. It means that Smiley is a product of his environment. His neighborhood is a no picnic. The neighborhood is a basically a graveyard of American dreams. Like everyone else in America, Smiley values individualism, achievement, money, and family unity highly....   [tags: Smiley, Suzuki Method]
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The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative: A Cost Estimate - Overview The DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) draws upon promising practices from a national body of work that suggest that dual-generation programming is an effective strategy for breaking the cycle of poverty. Specifically, two-generation strategies that suggest integrating education, employment opportunities, and peer support for parents and academic and support services for their children will produce far more promising outcomes for both the parents and their child. The DCPNI Academy for Girls and Their Mothers is a 12-month program where middle-school aged girls attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School will join classmates and the caring female in their lives for workshops...   [tags: DCPNI, Cesar Chavez Public Charter School]
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The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications - The Virtual Neighborhood and Its Social Implications My own feelings about the "virtual neighborhood" fall somewhere in between those of Jim Dewer and David Noble. I will very briefly make an attempt to sketch out some boundary lines and find myself therein. I distinguish two sides of the issue. One is the concept itself and the other is the proposed list of uses. Admittedly, the two of these are related. The Concept First of all, the "virtual neighborhood" is no real neighborhood and we need to avoid being unduly convinced by a metaphor which is just that, a metaphor, of limited use....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1131 words
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Our Neighborhood Drawbacks - My family and I live in a private zone in Visalia which has neat streets and attractive sidewalks decorating our neighborhood. In addition, we count with a secure playground area for our kids funny. It is surrounded by a high fence and has a soft carpet under the playground to protect our kids against fall downs. Many of our residents declare that is a pleasure to take a walk around our area. Laura, a woman who lives in front our home said: “It is a delight to walk to school every morning because I can enjoy our neighborhood beauty.” In addition, we have the advantage of the splendor during any season....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative - My Neighborhood-Personal Narrative I would wake up Saturday morning to birds chirping. I would get up, get dressed and go outside. The children in my neighborhood would come to my backyard, and we would play 'til our parents called us in. I remember the trees being huge, and the days so long. I didn't really know many of my neighbors. I had a handful of friends who lived in the same building, and that was it. The neighborhood itself was pretty bad. Sometimes I would wake in the middle of the night to the sound of gunshots....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis in Low-Income Neighborhoods - In cities across the United States, the ongoing foreclosure crisis has caused the rapid spread of urban blight. The proliferation of foreclosed properties has consequences far beyond the hardships encountered by families facing foreclosure. Rising crime, unstable neighborhoods, and local budget problems are but a few of the external effects created by an overabundance of foreclosed property. Dealing with such property requires a two-faceted approach by local governments that focuses on acquiring abandoned properties and then creating programs to encourage responsible homeownership....   [tags: Foreclosures, Low-Income Neighborhoods, ] 1180 words
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Row Houses in Boston's South End - In the early nineteenth century, Boston increased in size by filling in the marshy area around where Washington Street is today. The city, concerned about crowding in the already established neighborhoods downtown and on Beacon Hill, decided to develop this area into new residential neighborhoods. The population of Boston had increased dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century from the large number of immigrants and the steady rise of industry in a port city. Between 1850 and 1875, the area south and east of Washington Street (the ocean side) became the South End, which was intended to attract the growing middle class and to persuade them not to move to the suburbs....   [tags: neighborhood, architecture, building]
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Neighborhood Poverty, Social Capital, and the Cognitive Development of African American Preschoolers - ... Neighborhood poverty was associated with low scoring and decreasing Simultaneous Processing, over and above family poverty. However neighborhood differences in social capital could not explain differences in problem solving skills. But the between neighborhood differences helped explain the differences in knowledge, specifically associating willingness to intervene and parent engagement in joint activities with a higher problem solving skills. A neighborhood’s and a family’s socioeconomic status a parenting styles are associated positively with optimal child outcome, cognitively and socially....   [tags: early childhood, poverty, social capital]
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Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) - What are the similarities between the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act (NCIPA). Are CIPA and NCIPA necessary to protect our children are all they really just acts of censorship. This paper will compare the two acts, and explore some different interpretations of the 1st amendment; specifically Article 13. It will then go in to the case of the American Library Association challenging the acts vs. the United States in 2003. This paper will show both sides of the case and how and why the United States won....   [tags: Internet Crime ] 1005 words
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Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers - Neighborhood Violence in The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors by Jim Myers While the bodies pile up in what we call our Nation's Backyard, the rest of the country chooses to deny the facts and to remain blind to the truth. The gruesome statistics, and tales of violence in "The Murder of Thirty of My Neighbors" by Jim Myers has the ability to force just about anyone into understanding the severity of the situation the residents of service area 109, also known as eastern Capitol Hill, are facing....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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The Schelling Segregation Model - Introduction In this essay, I aim to show that given Carl Hempel’s (1942) deductive-nomological (DN) theory of explanation and Bas C. van Fraassen’s (1980) pragmatic theory of explanation, Schelling only partially explains neighbourhood segregation, because multiple causal factors and background conditions ought to be taken into account. I will first outline how Schelling explains neighbourhood segregation, and then discuss the following aspects to show my conclusion: 1. Schelling’s model in the context of the DN theory of explanation 2....   [tags: Neighborhood Racial Segregation]
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Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me - Personal Narrative: How Society Shaped Me What is society and how did it help shape me into the person I am today. First, society is the state of living in organized groups of people. These organized groups of people are the ones that made me who I am today and will continue to shape me, as I grow older. My version of society is white middle class people who grow up going to catholic schools. These white middle class people are only associated with other white middle class people, and very seldom venture out of this little society....   [tags: Social Group Neighborhood Narrative Papers] 767 words
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Subdividing Neighborhoods - Subdividing Neighborhoods Pristine manicure lawns are tightly woven in a grid like pattern nestled in the heart of a new neighborhood. The flowers are abundant in a masquerade of colors, spilling over the terracotta pots drinking in the sunlight. Sprinklers heads spray the freshly cut grass leaving an aroma that permeates the hot dry air. Brick and stucco define the facade of every house leaving a subtle hint of individuality. These imposing subdivision farms have amassed the fields where farmers use to plow....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1578 words
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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy - Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical contin...   [tags: Crime]
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The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods - The Flight Path of Airplanes Over Neighborhoods The houses can’t be unbuilt, and the airports can’t be torn down.  But maybe the fences can be mended.  –Robbie Sherwood   In the past 10 years, many cities across the country have outgrown the planner’s expectations.  Unfortunately the airports that were built 20 or more years ago, have not grown with the cities.  Phoenix has tripled in size in the past 10 years.  The tripling of air traffic has not had anywhere to go.  The same two runways that have been serving the city since 1935 when the airport was built have been extremely over loaded.  It is not just happening in Phoenix, a few years ago Denver received a new airport to relieve the...   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]
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Neighbourhood Study - This Neighbourhood Study aims to examine the demographics of Hillingdon Primary Care Trust (HPCT) such as age, gender, ethnicity, social groups in relation to the prevention of obesity. An insight into the prevalence of obesity as well as the causes and its effects shall be evaluated. Public health strategies regarding the prevention of obesity and its effects in comparison to Government strategies shall be addressed. The nurse’s role as an educator in relation to this public health issue, strategies formulated by HPCT to prevent obesity and how it focuses on other diseases associated with obesity shall be discussed....   [tags: Health ]
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Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch - Comparing The Speckled Band and Neighbourhood Watch In this essay I' am going to compare & contrast two detective stories. A pre-twentieth century story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called 'The Speckled Band' & a modern story by Colin Dexter called Neighbourhood Watch. I will describe the language, characters, social and historical context, Style, the plot, similarities and differences between the two. I will also state which I prefer & why. The Speckled Band starts off with Miss Stoner going to Sherlock Holmes's house and asking for his help....   [tags: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Colin Dexter Essays] 5055 words
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Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act Analysis - ... 1070). This meant that the authorities could legally use a persons race as a factor when stopping, questioning, and detaining them, and therefore opening the doors to legally racially profile someone.The changes that were made with H.B. 2162 were slight, and was more of a rewording of the original bill in order to ease concerns with discrimination and racial profiling. For example, the “amended S.B. 1070... [removed] the word "solely" when stating whether the government and law enforcement may consider race, color or national origin…....   [tags: anti immigration law, arizona senate bill]
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Sociology of Crime II - 1. Walker discusses the Boston Gun Project and Project Safe Neighborhoods, as promising programs that are effective on the national level. Fully discuss BOTH programs including the implications of the Boston Gun Project and the promising and troubling findings of the Project Safe Neighborhoods. Gun crimes are the most serious and genuinely issued among Americans. Therefore, many criminal justice experts tried to find the effective way to reduce gun crimes, but most of them eventually failed even though they had reasonable solutions....   [tags: Safe Neighborhoods, Racial Bias]
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Diversity in Early Education - ... (Abbate-Vaughn, 2008) Problems with Diversity Education Teachers who do not have any classroom experience other than as students, or pre-service teachers, have many problems developing those ideas about how to teach children. In a study Roxanne Henkin and Leann Steinmetz attempted to define what Pre-Service teachers believed about how to incorporate diversity when they had their own classrooms. Although many teachers had good intentions and general ideas with regard to the integration of diversity, few had complete concepts and none had strategies that could be implemented into a classroom....   [tags: hometown, multicultural neighborhoods]
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Evolution of Neighbourhoods - ... This resulted in further decline and ruin of the communities. Redlining was also a prominent process in the city of Detroit. Banks would draw lines around economically depressed areas on a map, refusing loans to those living in the areas. The areas enclosed in these 'red lines' often contained people of colour or economically disadvantaged (Crump, Newman, Belsky, Ashton, Kaplan, Hammel & Wyly, 2008). Realtors also contribute to the internal social structure of neighborhoods in many cities and Detroit is no exception to this....   [tags: detroit, unemployment, population]
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Theories That May Explain Crime in Germantown Avenue Communities in Philadelphia - ... The physical environment is different in Mount Airy; the stores are selling to blacks, as the whites prefer to shop in Chestnut Hill. There are bars on windows and gates on doors, an obvious attempt to protect the store from criminal activity. Anderson highlights a shift in types of stores; there are more liquor stores and takeout restaurants. As he arrives at Mount Airy playground, a public recreation center, he notes a standard uniform of sneakers, and most interesting, baggy jeans, which he claims makes whites avoid the area....   [tags: germantown avenue, criminological theory]
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Does the Environment of a Child Impact Their Development? - Does the Environment of a Child Impact Their Development. There are many different aspects of environment that can affect the development of children. One major environmental impact that influences the development of a child is the neighborhood they are raised in. Within the neighborhood there are several other aspect of influence. Where a child is raised can affect their behavior, attitudes, emotions, personality, values, health, and so much more. This can be seen in their personal lives at home to their social lives around others in classrooms....   [tags: parenting, attitude, behavior, children]
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The Stomping ground: From Then to Now - Welcome to my neighborhood, Jamaica, Queens. I’ve been living in this section of Queens all my life. I was raised in a single parent household, which made it difficult to maintain during my childhood. I did not have a father figure in my life, which cheated me out of a lot of experiences growing up. Living in Jamaica, today the atmosphere is much different; I notice a lot of changes throughout my neighborhood. The streets look sanitary, there are no more abandoned buildings or drug addicts on the corners and the list goes on....   [tags: Racism]
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The Benefits of Implementing a Homeowners Association - Solution Essay Final Text Purchasing my first home was a monumental moment for me, yet there were so many steps involved. The acquisition was a process, far more extensive than I had ever realized. I had select criteria, and felt I satisfied this well. As a mother I needed a clean and safe environment in which to raise my daughter; as a first time home-buyer, I had to do this within a modest budget. I found a quiet little neighborhood on the edge of town; it was a dream come true. It was the perfect family neighborhood....   [tags: Property] 955 words
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Irish Immigration: The Gilded Age - During what is known as the Gilded Age, there was major changes happening in the US. These changes included industrialization, population increase, along with cities rising up and big business like the railroad company coming about as well. These were just a few of the many changes that were occurring. One of the biggest occurrences in the US was immigration. Imagine you and your family leaving your homeland to a completely new world where there is a language you might not be able to understand or speak....   [tags: industrialization, population increase, dublin]
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Draft-Research at Williamsburg - This neighborhood which is a small corner in Brooklyn, is defined in part by the intersection of Bedford Avenue. This is the longest street in Brooklyn, and as such displays a great deal of variety of structures and subcultures from single-family homes to large apartment buildings. The street has a long history: As Bedford Road it was already an important road in the 18th century, connecting Flatbush and Newtown Creek. By the 19th century it became one of the earliest paved roads in Brooklyn. The particular section of Bedford Avenue of concern here is the section between Third and Fourth streets....   [tags: Urban Research ]
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal for White Americans Only - "Life is all right in America", "If you're all white in America" --- From the song "America", a well-known song from the musical West Side Story. The birth of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal opened new opportunities to Americans who had suffered through the long Great Depression. One of the new opportunities afforded to Americans were the policies that made it possible for more Americans to own their own homes. However, there was an important qualification that needed to be in place to experience the benefits of these policies: you needed to be white and middle class....   [tags: Racist Democrats Keep Down Blacks]
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The Built Environment Factors and Elements - ... With mixed conclusions from various studies, we will be unable to say if crime in the built environment is a barrier that limits physical activity without further investigation. The neighbourhood environment consists of the layout of the community and the facilities that surround it. Addy et al. (2004), Sallis et al. (2009), Glanz & Sallis (2009), and Brownson et al. (2003) have all strongly agreed that neighbourhoods that are not built to support physical activity are likely to see a decreased amount of physical activity among residents....   [tags: urban design,physical inactivity,transportation]
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Southwest: The Dichotomy of D.C. - From an aerial perspective, Southwest DC is strikingly different from the other four quadrants of the city. Not only is the neighborhood much smaller, but the street grid is also broken. While the same rules apply to SW, the street grid is not as rigid as the rest of the city; this allows for more open spaces and serves to make SW feel more like a neighborhood than just a collection of big city blocks. The older buildings that make up a large portion of SW comprise of many low-rise, low-to-mid income housing, and some interspersed light commercial plots on each block near South Capitol St., but it becomes almost exclusively residential approaching the waterfront and far Southwest border....   [tags: City Issues]
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Analysis of Sociological Theories in David J. Harding's Living the Drama - Living the Drama by David J. Harding is a text which draws on many sociological theories that are presently relevant to the lives of many individuals. Particularly this compilation of personal accounts and theoretical connections textbook focuses on the role of neighborhood and community’s effect on the lives of present day boys. The book provides real life examples are given to demonstrate two key topics being cultural heterogeneity and collective efficacy. In neighborhoods collective efficacy is relevant regardless of the racial or socioeconomic make up of the area, as it comprises the neighborhoods trust and cohesion with shared expectations of control, which in response determines the pu...   [tags: Cultural Models, Collective Efficacy]
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Analysis of The New Santa Clara’s NFL Stadium - ... The three categories are the Green Infrastructure & Buildings, Neighborhood Pattern & Design, and Smart Location & Linkage. Smart location & linkage are the credits for the well-organized transportation selections and open space for neighborhoods that is designed for people to walk in. Neighborhood pattern & design are the credits for condensed, energetic neighborhoods that are designed for people to walk in that communicate between nearby communities. Green infrastructure & buildings are the credits that cover the environmental consequences of the construction....   [tags: 49ers stadium, nfl, leed green building]
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The City of Paris, France: Jardins d’Éole - ... Result was the developing of a low quality residential area, that in the 1950’s and when the massive urbanization of Paris started, hosted migrants from rural France, Italy, Spain and later from West Africa and Maghreb. ‘Cour du Maroc’ continued to be used as a storage rail yard through all these years. In 1993 there was the first promise of turning the abandoned, till then site of ‘Cour du Maroc’ into a park. A ceremonial tree was planted, but the following yearsno action was taken for the creation of the park, inactivity that resulted to the reaction of the local citizens....   [tags: urban spaces, living spaces]
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A Portrait of Southside Flats - Introduction to the Neighborhood Situated on the Monongahela River is the neighborhood of Southside Flats. Within its boundaries is one of the entertainment hubs of Pittsburgh. The main thoroughfare of E Carson St. is inhabited with bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. The early history of the neighborhood saw it as a beacon of industry with its proximity to rivers and railways. At the end of the nineteenth century, it would boast a steelworks factory that employed a sizable portion of the Southside residents....   [tags: Demographics]
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Social Disorginization theory - Shaw and McKay (1942) focused their research on the rapidly expanding city of Chicago Illinois in the early 1900’s. Cullen and Agnew (2011) stated that the population of Chicago expanded from 1 million people in 1890 to double that size within 20 years. According to Cullen and Agnew (2011) it was in this era of rapid expansion that researches begin to think differently about crime. Cullen and Agnew (2011) stated that the researchers began to think that the understanding of crime may not be found in the studying of an individual criminal traits but the study of the traits of the environment in which a criminal lives and interacts....   [tags: social issues, criminology]
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Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime - Theories Explaining Juvenile Crime Many theories, at both the macro and micro level, have been proposed to explain juvenile crime. Some prominent theories include Social Disorganization theory, Differential Social Organization theory, Social Control theory, and Differential Association theory. When determining which theories are more valid, the question must be explored whether people deviate because of what they learn or from how they are controlled. Mercer L. Sullivan’s book, “Getting Paid” Youth Crime and Work in the Inner City clearly suggests that the learning theories both at the macro level, Differential social organization, and micro level, Differential association theory, are the m...   [tags: Youth Criminal] 1605 words
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Advancement of Civic Engagement by Community Foundations in Low Income African American Communities - The role of civic engagement in neighborhood revitalization, particularly in low income African American communities, has gained increased awareness and in recent years. Community, nonprofit, and government leaders now view civic engagement as a critical component of effective solutions as they seek to address crime, unemployment, low graduation rates and numerous other neighborhood challenges. Several successful initiatives have come to fruition and provide strong evidence of the benefits that increased civic engagement provides....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Thank You M'am, by Langston Hughes and The Storyteller, by H.H. Munro (Saki) - Short stories are temporary portals to another world; there is a plethora of knowledge to learn from the scenario, and lies on top of that knowledge are simple morals. Langston Hughes writes in “Thank You Ma’m” the timeline of a single night in a slum neighborhood of an anonymous city. This “timeline” tells of the unfolding generosities that begin when a teenage boy fails an attempted robbery of Mrs. Jones. An annoyed bachelor on a British train listens to three children their aunt converse rather obnoxiously in Saki’s tale, “The Storyteller”....   [tags: Thematic Analysis, summary] 744 words
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Criminology Theories - ... We have traced social disorganization to conditions endemic to the urban areas, these were the only places the lower class that were new to the area could afford to live, in particular, a high rate of turnover in the population and mixture of people from different cultural backgrounds. Classic social disorganization theory links crime rates to neighborhood characteristics and the impact that these neighborhood characteristics have on a neighborhoods ability to institute social control for the prevention of criminal victimization....   [tags: crime rates, police force]
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