To accommodate the next one hundred million will require a change in the environment, technologies and infrastructure. Technology used to be a compliment but now it is a substitute. Kotkin wants to urbanize the underutilization of America’s untapped assets such as low housing cost, quality of schools, a good business climate, and a productive workforce. It is true that economic, technology, and social trends improve productivity and increased wealth but today... ... middle of paper ... .... In conclusion, Joel Kotkin has a distinctive take on why the future of America society is population growth and why diverse families and immigrants are the apparatuses for procuring the future of America with the suburbs serving as a community to raise families.
Introduction With the development of urbanization, an increasing number of social problems have emerged. These problems will decelerate the urban development, however, there are many ways in which sustainable development can reduce the impact of these urbanization problems. “Sustainable development seeks to improve the quality of human life without undermining the quality of our natural environment” (Adams, W.M. 1999). Actually, sustainable development can partly solve the urbanization problems, for it can reduce the impact of the problems such as traffic jam, housing shortage and severe pollution, but it is difficult to completely solve these problems in a short time.
These are just some of the issues that can be fixed by urban transition IF and only IF its being carried out properly. On other hand, it can also be a hazardous phenomenon for the citizens of a country. Urban transition is known for giving many challenges on the fellow citizens. Firstly, it could cause overpopulation, which in turn can cause high unemployment rates. Secondly, it increases the chances of no basic access to land and health services to urban poor residents of slum areas in the cities.
Industrialization in developing countries is the main reason why the poor peasant in rural area moved to the cities in the name of better job and higher wages. This urbanization will change the population proportion which is decreasing the rural population and on the other side, increasing the population of urban areas. This continuing movement will inevitably create big and even bigger community in the city and in the end a megacity will be formed. This big number of population influences development of megacities. This paper will discuss about the development of megacities in general, starting with an introduction and then followed by the definition of development and megacity.
Stereotypes of urban cities commonly reflect the portrayal of minorities which they are seen as poor and criminals in comparison to the middle and upper Caucasian class. Such stereotypes are an effect of environmental racism. However, to divert from the spread of negative and racist stereotypes, the local government must reflect a better city. In this paper, I am going to explain the benefits of new regionalism in relation to urban cities and minorities. Having influence from Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield, minorities need attention from their local government to better their lives.
As Atlanta is already a most populous city, there is no doubt that it is going to have more issues of over population growth in future. The problem of urban sprawl will be hard to fix. There will be less empty land and space to build new homes, work place, shopping plazas and recreational centers. The government will try to reduce or limit the size of people in city area and try to focus on decentralization of Atlanta’s cities. I think government will encourage for multiple- family houses and condominiums to be built.
We must alert urban sprawl and keep on exploring sustainable urban governance policy and pay attention to induct the public opinion on consumption and culture in finding for the mechanism of structural innovation. We should commit to build sustainable transport system to reduce the consumption of automobiles. We should promote multi-intensive model of land use in urban exploration. Keywords: urban sprawl, urban planning, Introduction Started from the 1950s, the movement that many post-war cities expanded outward to form a mass migration from the center of the city surrounded by low-density suburban living patterns generally referred to as "urban sprawl." The problems posed by the... ... middle of paper ... ...rt there will be no urbanization.
The rezoning of 125th street has been a topic of controversy and has yet to be approved. The Department of City Planning believes rezoning of 125th street will bring positive economic changes. I personally believe that these changes would negatively affect the residents and business owners of Harlem. According to the New York City’s Planning Commission, the rezoning will bring new business and housing. Residents and business owners disagree because they believe this plays a bigger role in promoting further “gentrification.” I believe that Harlem should be able to keep its cultural heritage while still promoting and modifying economic growth.
When the Heer’s Tower closed down in the 1960's, the downtown area of Springfield, MO. lost a major economic and entertaining element. Since then, Springfield has been planning and working to get back a lot of the status that it once had. The city government had to bring attractions and business in the form of new business’s to spur development to accommodate the 151,580 citizens that reside in the small city. Mayor Tom Carlson and City Manager Tom Finnie have been heading the projects with the help of large developing firms such as the UDA or Urban District Alliance, and hope that projects such as the redevelopment of Heer’s Tower, SMSU’s Innovation center, and College Station will add not only attractions for the mass of people flooding into Springfield each year, but also bring in hundreds of new jobs to boost the economy and help support a growing society.
Jobs and the economy are directly related, so if the economy is steadily growing, then the amount of jobs will too. Increasing minimum wage would have a major impact on job availability. In fact, a chart published by the Review of Economics and Statistics shown in the Huffington Post explains that between the years of 1991 and 2006, the rate of job growth has mimicked the increase and decrease of minimum wage. Another study done by the National Emplo... ... middle of paper ... ... work and it is Congress’s moral obligation to raise it to help the millions of people who, despite their hard work, are still in poverty. Works Cited http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/obama-minimum-wage_n_4235965.html http://www.salary.com/increasing-the-minimum-wage-pros-cons/ http://nelpaction.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/new-poll-overwhelming-majority-of-americans-view-minimum-wage-increase-as-important-priority-for-congress-over-next-year/ http://www.epi.org/publication/bp357-federal-minimum-wage-increase/ http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2013/08/12/130812ta_talk_surowiecki http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-wittner/the-minimum-wage-should-b_b_4251211.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/minimum-wage-raise-proof_n_4597721.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/economists-minimum-wage_n_4594922.html?utm_hp_ref=business