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Poverty and Corruption: Indian Slums in A Nutshell - Poverty: the state of being extremely poor. Corruption: dishonest conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. This is how many define poverty and corruption; however, without familiarity, words are just words – different combinations of the same twenty-six letters. Without actually experiencing either in one’s life, those of fortune can never truly understand the implications, associations, and repercussions of each, which is made evident by studying those who are living in rundown, despairing slums, which “for the purpose of census, has been defined as a residential area where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation, overcrowding … lack of ventilation...   [tags: Poverty, Indian Slums]
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The Slums - Being raised in the slums of New York City there were not many role models for me to take after. At seventeen years old, I dropped out of school to pursue my only chance of success; long distance running. My dream would be to win the marathon that will be held in Chicago next month. If I win this race, I will receive $50,000 and hopefully a contract with Nike. There is only one problem that I face; there are a few women that are faster than I am. I am in constant training, and I have placed amongst the top ten women in the Boston Marathon, but I have never won a major race....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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The Slums of the Urban Crisis - The Slums of the Urban Crisis The nineteenth century “Urban Crisis” featured a period of poverty, “white flight”, redlining, and urban redevelopment. During the 1930s America was slowly recovering from the great Depression and President Roosevelt had developed a New Deal. Since money was a major factor that led to the stock market crash, Roosevelt had to create plans that would allow America to balance its wealth. This meant that individuals would be able to receive jobs and would have enough funds to provide for their families....   [tags: US history, economy, labor policy]
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A Church in the Slums, A Life Changed - Certain incidents in a man’s life can change his ways forever. One of these types of instances may be a wedding, a birthday, a first-pitch, or even running in to the right person in the hallway on a given day. For me, one experience that really changed my outlook of life was my mission trip to Costa Rica back when I was in the ninth grade. In fact, this journey taught me quite a bit about what it takes to be a man of God, what a true servant looks like, that patience and humility are a perfect match, and the real joy of giving one’s time and abilities for someone else....   [tags: Personal Experience ]
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Factories and Slums in Victorian England - As the old agriculture system declined it gave birth to a new era known as the Industrial Revolution. This change led to the growth of factories and production of textiles. Even though people could argue that factories and slums were not terrible, during the Victorian England period, both those places had harsh and unsanitary conditions because the people who lived in the slums had an uninhabitable environment and factories had cruel and harsh surroundings. During the Victorian England period people were slowly changing their ways of life....   [tags: industrial revolution, machine, workers]
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Living in Slums: Living Conditions in Africa - The infrastructures are frequently self- built from wood, cardboard, plastic, waste roofs and brick. Most of them are without windows, doorways, adequate ventilation, and are often small living spaces that are shared with one or two other household families. The floors are made of earth. These places are not livable for human beings nevertheless, slum dwellers have no other alternative. Slums are a severe failure because they lack infrastructural conditions that affect slum dwellers physically, socially and emotionally....   [tags: Migration, Rural Areas, Urban Areas]
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Formal Government Policies to Deal with the Slums of Egypt - The formal governmental policies discussed above were solutions to housing problems, in general, used by the government rather than the solution to alleviate informal settlements specifically of their predicament. The issue discussed above was solely to show how the government’s policies, both formal and informal, were trying to solve housing as problem and while doing so they infected other areas, creating informal settlements. Now developmental policies used for alleviating slums themselves will be discussed....   [tags: shelter, housing, Cairo]
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The Slums Of West County - The Slums Of West County It was our first day of freedom. On April 10, 1998, my best friend Laren and I were anxiously ready to move out on our own. We had been planning this for months, while sitting at Denny's for a few hours at a time. We were trying to figure out how much we would each pay in rent, bills, and food. Where we might live and what kind of rules we might have to keep us from killing each other (as roommates are prone to do) were other issues we resolved. So, now the two sheltered West County girls were going to have a taste of life on their own… but not too far away from Mom and Dad, just in case something went awry....   [tags: essays papers] 1780 words
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Determinants of Profitability of the Microenterprises led by Women Micro Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Mumbai Slums - ... Out of 275 micro entrepreneurs, 140 are Hindu, 116 are Muslim, seven belong to Buddhism, nine belong to Christianity and 3 have other religion faith. Out of these 140 Hindus 51 belong to SC category, four belong to ST category, 46 belong to OBC category and 39 belong to general category. Around 149 micro entrepreneurs belong to nuclear families and the rest 126 belong to joint family structure. During the survey, respondents were asked about their marital status. Out of 275 women micro entrepreneurs, 248 are married, ten are unmarried and 17 are widow....   [tags: study results, micro-entrepreneurs]
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Shedding Light on the Reasons for Inequality in Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhood and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality by Patrick Sharkey - ... Venturing outside the community borders is not favorable. Therefore, young slum dwellers tend to be stuck living in similar areas with the one they grow up, for generations. Even though, when some of them move out of neighborhood, they usually end up in the same kind of atmosphere. This draws the attention towards the effect of the neighborhood, and the quality of the life that these people had during their childhood, and adolescence, which left possibly a negative impact on them. Escape living in slums is not an easy task, there are multiple elements that hinder the mobility of these people....   [tags: economic status, slums, neighborhoods] 712 words
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A Study of Life in Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro by Janice Perlman - ... Perlman’s research has provided proof of an overall improvement in living standards and a surprising increase of upward mobility, especially among families that have fewer children. However, not all of her subjects make their way out of poverty. She discovers many innovative social interventions (by community organizers, nongovernmental organizations, and international agencies) that, if replicated, could have widespread benefits. Perlman worries that the emerging democracies of Latin America have so far failed to fully incorporate their expanding urban populations and produce enough good jobs....   [tags: slums, poverty, latin america]
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American Literature MGRP Part 1: Author Research Paper on Saul Bellow - ... His father, Abraham, blamed himself for the family’s poverty (6). Although he didn’t want Saul to see any of it, Saul still saw violence and sexual activities in the neighborhood (6). In Lachine, a medieval ghetto, Bellow learn to speak Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and English (6). Bellow spent one year in the Royal Hospital, in the Tuberculosis section although he claims he didn’t had Tuberculosis, and had nothing to do but read books (6). At age nine, his family moved to Humboldt Park in Chicago, which was a neighborhood filled with immigrants (6)....   [tags: holocaust, slums, immigration] 694 words
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Delhi’s Rain Basera - An Illusion of Urban Shelters - ... Residents wander far and wide in search of food and some lucky relish the intestines of Chicken or Mutton. The little-ones spend their days roaming the nearby sites in packs tagged along by that tiny puppy from their shack, shared further on with 20 odd people without any prospect of education or a future. All of this merely sheds valuable insights on an ‘Impeccable’ aspect of our Society; the Grandiose Utopian Delhi culture that boasts of her prosperity in leaps and bound remarkably and has chosen to ignore the penury at hand....   [tags: homeless, slums, night] 821 words
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The Baddest Dog in Harlem by Walter Dean Myers - ... The short story is told in first person narrative by the unnamed main character, which makes it even more interesting and empathetic. All of a sudden, two police cars pull up right in front of the blokes to interrogate them. The cops are looking for somebody in the neighbourhood, who is supposed to be in possession of an automatic weapon. Curious spectators crowd the street and the ambience becomes parlous. A kid claims to have seen someone at the top floor of the apartment block. The narrator and his pals take shelter at a little soul food place, Eez-On-In....   [tags: gangs, slums, crime]
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Determinants of Profitability of the Microenterprises led by Women Micro Entrepreneurs: Evidence from Mumbai Slums - ... Most of the microenterprises in these slums are run by single individual (i.e., the entrepreneur herself). In 166 enterprises there is no other employee other than owner herself but in rest of the 109 enterprises apart from the owner, there is at least one employee. IV: Methodology and Variables Used in Analysis In the survey, we had collected information on the revenue, cost and the profit of the microenterprises. Mel. et al (2009) have shown that asking firm owners directly for their profits (including using business revenues used to pay household expenses) provides a measure which appears at least as reasonable as asking for all the ingredients in terms of detailed revenue and expen...   [tags: the fight against poverty]
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Haiti: Earthquake, Aftermath and Condition - RESULTS Statistics: • 222,570 people died and 300,572 were injured • 1.5 million children under 18 were directly or indirectly affected by the quake • The total value of damage and losses caused by earthquake is estimated at US$7.8 billion — US$4.3 billion represents physical damage and US$3.5 billion are economic losses — some 120 percent of the 2009 gross domestic product (GDP) of Haiti • 60 percent of government, administrative and economic infrastructure has been destroyed, as well as parliament and the judicial sector Source: The United Nations’ Special Envoy to Haiti reported October 1, 2010 Haiti: A government with very little power and resources The Haitian government’s lack of p...   [tags: NGO, Slums, Housing]
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The Time of Change - ... The images were so graphic that it hit many people. The health in this time in New York was also bad. According to a video Involving the Slums of New York and Jacob Riis it said that the streets were filled with manure from animals and people were sleeping out on the streets and the air was toxic. There was children sleeping in the hallways. (www.history.com, February 2014) The progressives finally stepped up and paid for the improvements in these slum areas.There was better working conditions, and women gained a little more respect due to this major event....   [tags: taxes, slums, reform] 855 words
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The Slums That Shimmer: Rap and Hip Hop - Rap and hip-hop is an artistic mirror reflecting society, which is violent in some places, and needs not a moral dismemberment via the glorification of fictional violence. The history of hip-hop has some sting to it, being that deaths have been caused and childhoods are under affect; the actions that younger listeners who enjoy hip-hop are not influenced by the songs or the artists, but only by perception of their surroundings. All that hinders a strong faith in hip-hop is its “gangsta rap” counterpart....   [tags: Artistic Mirror, Literary Element]
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Unhygenic Waste Disposal in Kenya - ... In 2008, the Community Cooker Foundation introduced a communal stove that was designed to turn garbage into energy that was clean and safe to use for both the environment and the person. It was designed in hope to turn Nairobi’s biggest slum, Kibera, around and lessen the pollution of goundwater and rivers, pollution of the food chain, the levels of Methane gas emissions, as well as the impact it would have on the environment and one’s health. The cooker itself is low in cost and doesn’t require advanced technology....   [tags: slums in kenya]
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How AKH Group Can Help Make the World a Better Place - ... Fig: Ansoff’s matrix The Ansoff’s matrix demonstrates four types of growth strategies. Among these the company can concentrate on market penetration as well as market development while helping in building overall nation. The market penetration strategy will help it to refine sales process, under cut competition etc. whereas the market development strategy will help them to attract new customers and increase in revenue per customer, development of new competencies etc. While helping in skill development and nation building program the company can promote their products to increase awareness like what lifebuoy and other companies has done....   [tags: slums, employment, poverty] 913 words
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The Centrality of Gender, Sexuality, Race, Sociability and Commercialized Leisure in Slumming by Chad Heap - ... Slumming was also a way to facilitate the transition of hierarchy to a more simple system. This created an impact on sexual categories; that expanded the boundaries and gave more permissive to an acceptable sexual behavior. New ways of sexual behavior were approve as this were part of the culture of slumming; giving new opportunities of a sex/gender/racial exchange with the white middle class. As geographical and demographical changes took place due to the massive amount of immigrations, larges cities came to rise and with them; the emerge of slums....   [tags: ethnic, exploration, behavior]
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What is the future of the ‘Megaslums’? - ... Four realities. On the ground floor is misery. One floor up is work. Another floor up is politics. And at the top is hope.” This ‘ground floor of misery’ is slowly becoming darker as the self-built homes loom over the web of narrow dimly lit alleys below. Looking into the future, one can only see Dharavi nailing the lid on its own coffin, as shanties become so compressed that Dharavi cocoons itself in sheet metal. Many of Dharavi’s residents are now second generation, meaning they only know one way of life, the slum life....   [tags: dharavi, poverty, development] 1685 words
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Free Education Should Be Provided to Third World Children - Amidst all the honking of the Delhi traffic, a soft tapping noise rouses me from my sleep as I flutter open my heavy eyelids. Groggy, I take a quick peek outside the car window. My eyes land on a little boy standing outside my window with his palms outstretched, begging for money. His clothes, tattered and covered in dirt, hang loosely around his thin body as his bony limbs shake from the cold wind. The little boy, no older than 7 is filthy: his hair is matted with sweat and grease and his face is darkened with soot and mud....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]
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City of God, by Fernando Meirelles and Pixote, by Hector Bebenco - The innocence of Brazilian lower class children are lost in both films ,City of God directed by Fernando Meirelles, and in Pixote directed by Hector Bebenco. In both of these films the loss of innocence stems from a lack of authoritative power and most importantly the lack of a familial structure. This lack of innocence derives from the lower class socio-economic status the youth are born into. The children and teenagers are able to gain an astonishing amount of power when introduced to violent lifestyle of the streets ....   [tags: film analysis and comparison] 3023 words
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Dharavi: Asia´s Largest Slum and Problems - Dharavi, widely known as Asia’s largest slum, is home to more than a million people and characterized by its prime location in the middle of India’s commercial and financial capital of Mumbai. With significant government and market pressure to develop into a world-class city, and increasing population growth continuing to limit housing opportunities, the fate of Dharavi has become a highly contested and politicized issue (Boano, Lamarca & Hunter 2011). In light of this pressing problem, this essay will provide an overview and description of Dharavi, an outline of the key housing issues and challenges that the government and stakeholders face, and an analysis of housing policy initiatives....   [tags: India, Housing]
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Immigration into the United States - Immigration into the United States has been a motivating factor in a large population growth emerging from the slums of urban areas such as New York and Chicago, which has created a huge cultural absorption that has impacted the history of the United States. Throughout Poverty, Ethnicity, and the American City, 1840-1925, David Ward’s attempts to explore the negative and what some would call incorrect views and beliefs that many Americans have regarding the slums, the ghettos and the impoverished immigrant lifestyles....   [tags: Environment, Slum, Poverty] 1735 words
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What is Right and Wrong with Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Regiment - Analysis The First thing to be analyzed pertaining to the book Sharpe’s regiment is that the basic idea of the beginning incident of the book where the British parliament does not want to send soldiers to the Spain or continue to fund the war. The book portrays this parliament quarrel as a major setback for the British fighting throughout the Spanish conflict. Throughout the beginning of the book Major Sharpe is fighting in Spain, but after the battle of Vitoria he needs reinforcements in order to continue fighting do to the losses in battle (the depiction of the battle of Vitoria will be addressed in depth later on)....   [tags: british, war, slum]
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Neoliberalism and The Environmental Issues - Throughout the course of the semester, neoliberalism is a concept that is continuously reflected within the literature. Neoliberalism is a set of political-economic practices that proposes human well-being can best be advanced by deregulation of the economy, privatization, private property rights, lower government spending on social services, and by free trade/country can’t impose tariffs. Neoliberalism connects In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers, Planet of Slums, and Forest Guardians Forest Destroyers....   [tags: literature, capitalist economy]
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The Deteriorating World of Urbanization - ... 52). Forced systematic rural migration adds to spatial zoning as poorer populations have no choice but to relocate to the outskirts of cities and live in some of the greatest built slums (p. 53). A reoccurring argument that Davis is adamant on voicing is the immense leverage that organizations such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have accumulated over Third World cities. In conjunction with thousands of NGOs, these organizations have begun to completely reshape the landscape of the developing world (p.74)....   [tags: levels, growth, economic, disasters] 901 words
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The Health and Sanitation Crisis in India - India is a thriving country with many possibilities similar to those in the U.S. The country is advancing in technology and is a major tourist attraction throughout the world. Though India is a growing and developing country its lack of resources in health and sanitation to the inner city slums is causing a substantial shift in living conditions and living rates across the country. The lack of sanitary mediums causes substantial health issues among adults and children in these slums. While analyzing the health conditions we can learn about the causes of the sicknesses found in this country and relate it to situations mentioned in the class read “Behind the Beautiful Forever’s” as a first h...   [tags: Public Health Essays]
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Population Growth: The Problems Created By Urbanization - As the world continues to evolve, it is evident that population growth is one of the leading issues humans face. The 21st century world has displayed how science, medicine, and technology have been able to sustain human life, while also creating a human birth boom. Although many of these advancements are positive, they also bring forth many challenges that society must learn to face. The rise of megacities such as Mumbai, India are key examples of how urbanization in search for better opportunity has led to many problems such as poverty, poor living and health conditions, and extreme depletion of resources within the environment....   [tags: poverty, poor living, overpopulation]
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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - In the novel, The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga the main character, is Balram, one of the children in the “darkness” of India. Adiga sheds a new light on the poor of India, by writing from the point of view of a man who was at one time in the “darkness” or the slums of India and came into the “light” or rich point of view in India. Balram’s job as a driver allows him to see both sides of the poverty line in India. He sees that the poor are used and thrown away, while the rich are well off and have no understanding of the problems the poor people must face....   [tags: poverty, India] 982 words
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The Housing Act of 1949 - After World War II returning veterans faced a shortage of affordable housing at home. The Housing Act of 1949 was passed in order to remedy the situation. Unfortunately, the act led to unforeseen complications that would exacerbate the urban crisis farther. Affordable high-rise housing built as a result of the act would force people who could afford it to move out into the growing suburbs and the poor devour the structures. As a result of displacement and previous Supreme Court decisions blockbusters would move African Americans into previous white neighborhoods which caused the movement of segregated districts within the cities to change....   [tags: Government Housing] 1574 words
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Urban Stress in Nairobi - I. Introduction As human civilization has grown, most inhabitants have increasingly chosen urban areas as their preferred area of residence. This is due to the availability of resources such as employment opportunities, housing, and greater wealth than can be found within the rural countryside. However, this build-up of individuals within a small urban area causes a great deal of urban stress upon the inhabitants of the city. Urban stress is the stressors within city areas that cause increased pressure and mental health disorders within individuals....   [tags: environment, pollution, overpopulation]
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Review of Slumdog Millionaire - Review of Slumdog Millionaire Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, experienced the biggest day of his life. One day Jamal was given the chance to compete on the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” Throughout the show, Jamal correctly answered all of the questions leading up to the final one. Jamal was beaten and tortured by authorities, who refused to believe he knew the answers to the questions asked. They think he somehow cheated. Overall, I would highly recommend this movie to any adult viewer who is interested in seeing a good suspense movie. Each scene of Jamal’s life seemed like a rollercoaster....   [tags: Movie, Film Review] 460 words
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New York City; A Model City for the World - Five star general and 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower once said that, “this world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect”. When established in 1624, New York was only a very small colony of French Huguenots from the Netherlands where everyone was seen as equal to one another. However, as New York began to develop and change, a wealth gap developed between the wealthy and those who lived in poverty....   [tags: domestic problems, poverty]
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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Migration in Mumbai. - ... They do works and pay taxes. By that migrants develop the city. Others work in Multinational Companies, non-governmental organizations and semi governmental institutions. (“WORK STATUS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG FEMALE MIGRANTS IN INDIA”) 44.8% of male migrants work in factories and in industries. Nearly 16, 5% of people work in construction. They work as carpenters. ( Migration Studies Unit Working Papers) It clear demonstrates that majority of migrants do non-height pay work, they do not take job in big organization and earn not so much....   [tags: economy, social inequality] 618 words
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Comparison: Jacob Riis & Mary Ellen Mark - Documentary Photography One has often heard the phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When a person looks at a picture, it could take them back to their past or it could take them to a place they have never been. Photographs have the ability to describe scenes in a way that words cannot. One branch of photography, documentary photography, is particularly good at stepping in when words fail. Documentary photography was first introduced in the twentieth century when pictures were first used as a visual language....   [tags: Documentary Photographers, History]
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Analysis of Flavios Home by Gordon Parks - ... This therefore makes him easily be able to relate to Flavio and what the boy is going through and he can identify with the situation since he had been in the same situation once. During his teens after his mother had passed on, he was sent to live with his sister only to be kicked out by his brother in law. As a writer and photographer, Gordon Parks had more than once covered situations on poverty and had a way of reaching a mass audience through his work who are likely to be the change in the society that Parks....   [tags: strategies, government, policy, improve] 953 words
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Urbanization in Developing Countries: India - ... The most impactful are elaborated as under:  Lack of Available Urban land and lack of marketable land parcels Due to rapid urbanization, there is lack of workable information on parcels and their ownership. Due to ambiguous titling information, public monopoly and conflicts on ownership of land, there is a dearth of marketable land. This has also resulted in sky rocketing prices in real estate.  Lengthy Land Use conversion and approval process The complicated and mismanaged political network and lack of clarity in building bye laws and zoning codes results in lengthy office procedures like the Land Use conversion and approval process rendering a major portion of the land to be unauthor...   [tags: public engagement, housing policies] 1740 words
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An Article on Rapid Urbanization - ... Japan will need to strengthen and support immigration to its country if fertility rates stay as low as they are. Japan isn't the only country heading in that direction, its just the ahead of the others. Not to say that there is no poverty in Japan, but far less than other countries because Japan needs workers and there just isn't going to be enough adults to fill all the jobs there. In the year 2000, one of the eight United Nations MDGs was to end poverty worldwide by 2015. It is currently 2014 and poverty is at its highest....   [tags: comparative government & politics] 1738 words
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urbanization in third world countries - Urbanization and its effect on third world living conditions Urbanization is the spreading of cities into less populated agricultural areas. Most people would not think that this is necessarily a problem. They would say that it is good that the “developing countries” were becoming more developed. With urbanization comes factories and more jobs, so the people can make more money and be happier. Right. The problem is that these people must sacrifice their traditional lifestyles, for this new “Urbanism”(the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings Knox 234)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Urban Poverty in 18th Century America Depicted in Riis', How the Other Half Lives - With his book How the Other Half Lives, Riis offers the audience a glimpse into the unsettling and unnoticed reality of the urban poverty in America at the turn of the 19th century. Not only he revealed the dark side of the society, he also showed the urgent need for change. Riis used emotional as well as logical appeal to support his argument in favor of the need for a social reform. By combining powerful pictures and detailed annotations accounting the conditions of life in the New York, Riis made How the Other Half Lives unique and very effective in delivering his message and initiating a change....   [tags: Urban Poor] 788 words
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Analysis of The Story Q & A by Vikas Swarup - The story Q & A, written by Vikas Swarup, illustrates the lives of those in the slums of India and how those living there experience life. The novel recites the unimaginable journey of a slum dog who becomes a billionaire. Throughout the rags to riches story of Ram Mohammed Thomas, he is presented with several catalysts which change his life. In third world countries, dreams represent a catalyst for the citizens living there. Although most dreams are infrequently achieved, the dreams motivate them to work towards achieving something significant in their lives....   [tags: Vikas Swarup,catalyst, India, wealth] 750 words
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What are Global Cities? - Global cities are cities with substantial economic power, controlling the concentration and accumulation of capital and global investments. Despite this, global cities are the sites of increasing disparities in occupation and income. This is as a result of large in-migration and growing income inequality together with capacity and resource constraints, and inadequate Government policies. Global cities are key command areas in the organization of the world economy, acting as a focus for trade flows and world finance and containing the principal marketplaces for the leading industries....   [tags: capital, global investment, immigrants] 560 words
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Class War in Chicago - America, circa 1900, had virtually no middle class. Cities like Chicago had neighborhoods of high society and old money and slums of immigrants suffering in atrocious conditions. The separation of these two classes, the rulers from the serfs, and overall alienation from nature allowed the living and working environments of the lower class to become unbearable. With no power to fight for themselves, the poor, along with the environment itself, were simply ignored. Until the wealthy took notice of the great injustices occurring in their own city, reform movements could not happen....   [tags: Reform Movement, US Histort]
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A Culturally Defined Nation - Nothing defines a nation greater than it’s culture. The culture is the unifying force that brings the people, the economy, and the politics into one. For the people it’s a sense of belonging. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the souls of its people.” The culture ultimately establishes a traditional set of morals that lives on through the people to be passed on through generations. It becomes a part of life that even the most different of people can relate back to....   [tags: culture, Tsotsi, Apartheid, slavery, music]
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People and Society - People from any society or culture can become negative products of their environment if their environment and families are built on negative foundations. Stephen Crane, and Toni Morrison show examples of women who have unstable backgrounds and are affected in their lives by constant negativity. Maggie, and Florens share the constant struggle of negative environments and unstable families that cause lasting effects on them mentally. Many may argue that there is no such thing as being a “product of the environment,” but rather the choices individual make is what affect their lives....   [tags: Culture, Social Issues, Informative] 2326 words
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