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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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Urban Planners

- URBAN PLANNERS Urban planners plan for the development of urban and rural areas. Most work for city, county, or other governmental agencies, where they help develop and perform official policy regarding current and future land use. They are concerned with all features of the environment, including the location and design of buildings, transportation systems and with the protection of natural resources, including air and water quality and population density. They report on the best location for houses, stores and parks....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Drugs and Decay

- Drugs and Decay Drugs and decay; Iran; Iran's losing fight against drugs. (International)(Brief Article) Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2001 Economist Newspaper Ltd. TABOO subjects, Muhammad Khatami has insisted, should be talked about. Before he was elected president in 1997, most Iranians were unaware of their high level of drug addiction. But now, thanks to press reports and unexpectedly lively debate, everyone knows that the country has about 2m opium and heroin addicts, and that the effects are tugging at the social fabric....   [tags: essays papers]

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Waste Land Essay: Spiritual Decay

- Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land     In The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot develops his theme of sterility and decay in the post-World War I man by focusing on the aspect of "religious dearth or superficiality reflected in despintualized love" (Pinion). For Eliot, man's inability to find real love or to move beyond superficial sexual gratification is congruous to the spiritual decay of his soul.      In the first part of the poem, "The Burial of the Dead'~ Eliot's allusions to two love stories amidst a backdrop of "stony rubbish" and "broken images" illustrates his view of love as something that has lost its ability to blossom in the infertility of modem society (20,22)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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The Urban Environmentalist

- Driving my parents SUV today, a thought occurred to me. How am I really making a difference towards improving the environment. You see, this is an important question to me as I now consider myself an environmentalist. This is the "career" that I have finally prepared to commit to. A big change for a boy raised amongst the glitz of a big city, where money, fame and toys define your status. As such, I'm wondering now if I really am making a difference and what I can do to make the biggest impact while being able to live my life in the urban realm....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Urban Mythology

- Hip-hop’s greatest gift and its heaviest burden is its legacy of urban mythology. It will be remembered as that bittersweet moment when young black men captured the ears of America and defined themselves on their own terms in doing so, they raised a defiant middle finger to a history that shamed them with slavery, misrepresented them as coons and criminals and co-opted the best of their culture. Family History Tupac Amaru Shakur was born on june,16,1971 in East Harlem, Manhattan New York. He was the son of Alice Faye Williams who was born January, 10, 1947 in Lumberton North Carolina to Rosa Belle Williams and Walter Williams....   [tags: Race]

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Urban Morphology

- Urban Morphology · As cities have grown in area and population in the 20th century, many geographers have tried to identify and to explain variations in spatial patterns. Spatial patterns, which show differences and similarities in land use and/or social groupings within a city, reflect how various urban areas have evolved economically and culturally in response to changing conditions over a period of time. While each city has its own distinctive pattern, studies of other urban areas have shown that they also demonstrate similar patterns....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Rehabilitation of Urban Fabric

- When we talk about urban fabric or urban heritage, what comes to the thoughts of most people are generally "monuments", i.e. all types of religious buildings, churches, temples, palaces, castles, fortresses, historic city walls and gates and other sorts of institutional configurations. This understanding often eliminates historic residential zones and historic city centers which equally symbolize the rich urban character. Moreover, there may even be non-tangible features of urban heritage, for instance customs and beliefs, which play a part for the articulation of space use and the built environment1....   [tags: culture, economic, historic]

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The History of Architectural Decay

- Architectural decay was not always considered an appropriate subject for photography because it was considered aesthetically unpleasant. But in the late 1800s, photojournalists began to see the need to photographs derelict buildings as a form of social documentation and since then architectural decay photography has evolved into a form of fine art. The earliest photographer to be recognized for his photography of architectural decay was Jacob Riis, a photojournalist who documented the squalid living conditions in New York tenements in his book, How the Other Half Lives, published in 1890....   [tags: photographs, photography, photojournalist]

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Forgetfulness: Decay Theory and Interference Theory

- Do you ever forget things and just get so mad when you remember it at the last minute or you just don’t remember it at all. “Why do we forget things?” You may be saying to yourself, This can be caused by a variety of things such as being distracted or you don’t pay too much attention to what you had to remember..etc Theres things you can do to help you remember stuff . But Before you stress out yourself over how much you forget things and blame yourself, you should blame your parents because they could be the reason why as well as you will learn later on in the writing....   [tags: brain, lossing information]

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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]

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A Display of Decay

- Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is a fourteen-line symbolic sonnet that demonstrates a decline in power and the loss of possessions as the central theme. A sonnet has fourteen-lines, usually written in iambic pentameter, and is one of English greatest poetic forms (Holman & Snyder, 2014). However, Shelley’s sonnet is committed to the definition of a sonnet but his sonnet really helps the reader to really appreciate the lyrics contained. Shelley sonnet depicts two stories: one traveler viewing the sites of ancient ruins and second traveler is Ozymandias, a Greek name, an ancient Egyptian king, and ruler during the thirteen century B.C, whose sculptor tells the king’s story....   [tags: poetry, mood, permanency]

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Visible Signs of Puritan Decay

- In times of Puritan society, the Ministers ruled with an iron fist as it portrays. No adultery, No drinking of vile drinks, and other stuff considered as a sin in the society has been outlawed. Stuff such as violations of the Sabbath and swearing and sleeping during sermons and also with businesses, abusing the lawyer system has been growing. Since the times of Puritan, society has been spiraling down hill fast in faith and morality. In the Puritan days, sleeping and swearing during sermons were considered disrespect to the Minister that was preaching....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Urban Hierarchy

- Urban Hierarchy This project tests the theory behind the model of the urban hierarchy. The urban hierarchy is made up of different types of settlements. Where they stand on the hierarchy depends on a number of factors, the main ones being: · the size of the settlement in terms of its population · the range and number of services a settlement has · the sphere of influence or the size of the area served by the settlement. The best way to show the urban hierarchy is by using a pyramid, as shown in this diagram....   [tags: Papers]

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Death, Decay and Disease in Hamlet

- Death, Decay and Disease in Hamlet Within ‘Hamlet’, Shakespeare makes a number of references to Denmark's degraded state due to the deceit that lies within. These references are made by Hamlet, Horatio as well as the apparition, thus enforcing the strong theme of death, decay and disease. As aforementioned Hamlets makes a number of references to Denmark. Preceding the death of his father and the marriage of his mother, his mental state begins to fall into demise . Although he appears to not have much courage at first, his focus remains on avenging his father whose murder is described as being "most foul." As noted in one of Hamlet's first soliloquies, his downward spiral has alread...   [tags: Shakespeare Hamlet Essays]

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Neglect and Decay in Joyce Carol Oates' Haunted

- Neglect and Decay in Joyce Carol Oates' "Haunted" “Things in the world even those built by man are so quiet left to themselves…” People futilely fight the decay of life and relationships in an attempt to find beauty and goodness in the world. Joyce Carol Oates masterfully illustrates this theme in her short story “Haunted.” Oates reveals the protagonist Melissa’s desperate struggle with looming forces like the physical environment, her twisted relationship with her best friend, and even the insanity in her own mind....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates haunted Short Stories Essays]

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Literature Review: Oral Health

- 1. Literature Review 1.1 Significance of Oral Health Oral health is important to everyone. People may need to face their own oral problems. Some important findings has been explored. According to the 2001 Oral health Survey established by Department of Health(2001) in Hong Kong and Annual Report 2010 of Bureau of Health Promotion in Taiwan(2010), 9 persons in ten have different level of periodontal disease. This indicates that people may not maintain a good oral health and do not have enough knowledge to having good oral health....   [tags: urban, research, disease, oral]

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The Effect Of Albedo On An Urban Environment

- Ahsen Mian 998973945 GGR112H5 PRA0101 Practical Assignment 1 – Solar Albedo Measurement Introduction: The purpose of this report is to understand the influence of albedo on an urban environment and to evaluate the albedo of individual surface types to determine how they will influence the microclimate in a range of conditions. This practical took place at southeast parking lot of parking lot 8. The study area was measured out into a transect measuring 30m by 30m that incorporated part of parking lot 8 as well as the edge of the soccer field....   [tags: Green roof, Urban heat island, Precipitation]

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The For Social And Economic Problems

- The authors largest conviction is that potential programs that aim to relieve social and economic problems need to be properly tested and researched before they are implemented. Because, wasting money, time, and resources that yield minimum results is actually detrimental. Which is why, “specialized institutions like the Urban Institute are needed” (Solow, 2016, p. 7). According to the author, even recent successful policies are not very successful. Rather, they are amped up to gain public or financial support (Solow, 2016, p....   [tags: Poverty, Sociology, Urban decay]

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Sterility Drug Progesterex Urban Legend

- Sterility Drug Progesterex Urban Legend The source for this urban legend is a 19 year old male of Palestinian descent who is currently studying engineering at Montgomery College. His father owns a heating and air conditioning company and his mother is manager for a high school cafeteria. This source first heard the story on the Internet when he received the story on an online Web group. He then spread the warning to all of his contacts. You should tell all the girls you know to be careful because there have been cases in Boston where girls who have been slipped “roofies” [rohypnol, a common date rape drug used to incapacitate the victim] for date rape were also slipped a horse sterilizer....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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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]

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Urban Growth Case Study

- Urban Growth Case Study Newcastle was named after the Norman castle built in 1080 by Robert Curthose, who was the eldest son of William the Conquerer. But before that it was not called Newcastle. Its existence was first recorded around the first century AD, when the main island of the British Isles was part of the Roman Empire. The Romans realised that they had to control the crossing of the Tyne. And so they built a fort on the north side of the Tyne, and a bridge to link it to supplies and reinforcements in the south....   [tags: Papers]

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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]

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Exponential Decay in Reality

- Exponential Decay in Reality [IMAGE] Instructions to operate * Kettle to the boil * Pour 500ml of water in cup (plastic) * Place thermometer in water * Take temperature every minute for the 1st 30 mins and then every 5mins for the next 30 min and then every 10 mins until it is back to room temperature. * Experiment conducted 3 x (results averaged) * Used the exact same equipment for each experiment (water type, container, thermometer, kettle) [IMAGE] My apparatus is designed to simulate the process of exponential decay....   [tags: Papers]

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Decay Theory in STM and Theory of Duration in STM

- Decay Theory in STM and Theory of Duration in STM The theory suggests STM can only hold information for between 15 and 30 seconds unless it is rehearsed Brown & Peterson (1959). After this time the information Decays (fades away). Waugh & Norman (1965) used the Serial Probe Technique to test the theory. Participants were given a series of numbers to learn. They were then given one of the numbers and asked which number followed it. For example; participants were given the Probe word 7 and asked what followed it, the answer is 3....   [tags: Papers]

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Urban Life During the Second Industrial Revolution

- Urban Life During the Second Industrial Revolution The trend towards densely populated urban centers begun in 1800's continued into the 1900's. Man's development of urban centers was a major step away from what seemed to be nature's way of living: on farms and sparsely placed homesteads. Industrial production required hundreds of thousands of workers and, especially in the second industrial revolution, scientists. The urban centers that emerged during this period, such as Paris, London, and Berlin, were quickly changing the ratios of population from rural to urban Berlin's population, for example, went from 66% rural in 1871 to almost 66% urban before the first World War (see "The Secon...   [tags: essays research papers yyy]

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Death, Illness and Decay in William Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Death, Illness and Decay in William Shakespeare's Hamlet William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is full of talk about death, dead bodies, murder, suicide, disease, graves, and so forth. And there is no traditional Christian comfort or promise of eventual justice or happiness for the good people. But the message is ultimately one of hope. Hamlet is also definitely no saint, however, unlike most of the other characters in the play, he chooses not to compromise with evil. Near the end of Act I, Scene IV, as Marcellus and Horatio are deciding to secretly follow Hamlet and the ghost, Marcellus remarks “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Death, illness and decay are one of the central theme...   [tags: Hamlet essays]

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The Creation Of The Hood

- The Creation of the Hood The hood, short for neighborhood, of a predominantly poor, minority area is vastly different from the neighborhood of middle or upper class suburban area. Whereas one is overridden by violence, hopelessness, and a sense of confinement, the other is an exemplification of the American dream, prosperity, and opportunity. The polar differences between the two areas are not coincidental, but, rather, consequential. Beginning in the 1960’s, shortly after the end of segregation by the Brown vs....   [tags: Suburb, City, Inner city, Urban decay]

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Urban Legends

- We have all heard of strange and gory stories that are supposedly true, experienced by a friend of a friend. Whether true or not these so called "urban legends" tend to circulate throughout society thriving on each individual's fears and curiosity. What most people don't realize is, within these tales lies the attitudes and values of a community. These tales do not survive throughout the years solely on the basis of their entertainment level, but due to the fact that they reflect society's fears and anxieties....   [tags: Papers]

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Decay of the Roman Empire

- Decay of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon says the decay of Rome was inevitable. He writes that instead of inquiring why the Roman Empire was destroyed, it is surprising that it subsisted so long. Gibbons' argument comes down to four major arguments, divided into rulership, the abuse of Christianity, the expansion of the Barbarians, and finally the loss of the Roman military power. Edward Gibbon was one of the greatest English historians of the late 1700's. His father entered him in Magdalen College, University of Oxford but shortly after his enrollment in 1753 he decided to convert to Roman Catholicism....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History]

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The Problem Of Crime Rates

- For many different reasons, crime rates are known to be higher within cities or urban areas. According to Richardson and Vil (2015), African Americans who live in urban areas are more likely to be exposed to violence or neighborhood violence. Richardson and Vil (2015), also mentioned that because African Americans are exposed to violence, they have a lower chance for good opportunities. Richardson and Vil (2015), mention that Shakur (2004), felt as if engaging in violence was “like a job” for some African Americans living in the city....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, City, Urban decay]

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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]

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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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The Decay Of The Earth

- The decay of the earth is a controversial subject amongst the academic community. This is primarily due to uncertainty in its causation. Some speculators whom call themselves ‘climate skeptics’ believe that humankind is not capable of destroying our planet. However, the United Nations and countless scientists worldwide agree that not only is humanity able to murder the blue planet, but humanity is well on its way to causing irreversible damage to our atmosphere, affecting all life on Earth. Consequently, this mindset rift between both sides of the scientific community has enormous connotations....   [tags: Earth, Global warming, Climate, Climate change]

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Racial Segregation And Gender Segregation

- Residential Segregation Race is an ambiguous concept possessed by individuals, and according to sociologists Michael Omi and Howard Winant, it is socially constructed. Race divides people into categories which causes needless cultural and social tensions. The concept of race also causes inclusion, exclusion, and segregation in the U.S. Both inclusion and exclusion tie together to create the overall process of segregation; one notion cannot occur without resulting in the others. Segregation is a form of separation in terms of race that includes the processes of inclusion and exclusion....   [tags: Racial segregation, Racism, Crime, Urban decay]

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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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The Fall of the House of Usher: Imagery of Decay

- ... These then morph into “restrained hysteria in his whole demeanor” as his sanity decreases even more. Roderick starts to lose his grip on reality and slips even further into the clutches of fear and confusion. This rapid decline in Roderick’s mental health is made evident to the reader through the narrators progressing fear of him and what will come of him in the imminent future. “The Fall of the House of Usher” is essentially a story following Roderick as a “fatal victim of terror in its unmediated condition” (Cook)....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, literary analysis]

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Urban Education

- There have been a number of issues in the urban schools like poor quality of education and segregation of schools by races. The great cause of these issues has been increase in immigrants and shifting patterns from rural areas to the urban areas. This has resulted in high concentration of the poor and minority students in the urban schools. These issues have necessitated the formation and application of the No Child Left Behind policy with a bet to better education system and standard in America....   [tags: Education ]

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Moral Decay in Hesiod's Tales

- One of the most unmistakable, evident themes of Hesiod's didactic narratives is the moral decay of the characters portrayed within them. Ironically, many of his creatures which he brings alive in his literature develop this decay in an evolutionary succession. Hesiod conveys to his readers this idea of negative succession mainly within one of his more well-known works, Theogony. Both groups of characters in the Theogony, gods and mortals, display this moral decay as his story progresses. This decomposition of law and morality within succeeding generations of characters is brought about by different events, according to Hesiod....   [tags: European Literature]

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Urban Legend of Mount de Sales Academy

- Mount de Sales Academy When one usually thinks of a hearing a ghost story, the setting is dark with flickering light (such as around a campfire or in a basement with bad lighting) and, of course, it is nighttime. Needless to say, when I heard this story during the middle of the day on a Friday, I was a little taken aback. When prompted for any urban legends or ghost stories a white, female friend of mine immediately responded with, “Have you ever heard of de Sales Academy?” With my negative response, the nineteen year old student jumped into her story: Mount De Sales Academy is one of those Catholic, all girls’ schools that teaches their students to be good Catholics and all that....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Darkness and Decay

- (p.141-p.143) How does Eugenides capture the atmosphere of darkness and decay in this extract and why is this significant in the novel as a whole. In the successful novel the virgin suicides, Jeffrey Eugenide’s uses a range of devices to conceptualize what’s going on inside the Lisbon’s house and capture the sense of isolation and how he personifies their house and the environment surrounding it. This causes the reader to actually feel the atmosphere of darkness and picture the decay, and the light flickering out, inside the Lisbon’s house and within the girl’s themselves....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Urban Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Background Over the recent break, I mentioned to a friend that I needed to write about a ghost-related urban legend. He offered to tell me about Glenn Dale Hospital, which is supposedly a famous ghost legend in Maryland. Since I am a lifelong Maryland resident and did not know about the hospital, I was eager to hear the story. The story was told in the living room of a house by a 19 year old white male native to southern Maryland. He is from a middle class family and his father and mother are a construction worker and a homemaker, respectively....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Urban Lifestyle And The Economy

- Urban lifestyle and the economy has its advantages and disadvantages, employment, recreation, healthcare including educational systems compared with rural areas. Each informant had similar ideas, values, beliefs that are shared by most of the human race living in Urban environment such as increase temperature in the summer. Urban citizen and the three informants talking about the economy, poverty, educational system, healthcare, Mental health, Person in the environment, Social institutions such as welfare system, and labor market....   [tags: City, Urban area, Sociology, Suburb]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge When talking to students around campus about urban legends they knew, many of them were quick to recite a story that they once enjoyed hearing. Most people all knew at least a couple stories. Almost everyone knew some variation of the most popular urban legends. When talking in the dorm with a twenty year old female student, I learned that she knew several stories from her hometown. I found most interesting the story involving a bridge named Cry Baby Bridge. The story was specific to her home town....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Government Promotes Violence Against Women

- Physical safety. This is an issue of gender. Because I am a woman, my physical safety is threatened every moment -- rape, sexual harassment, sexual terrorism, battering, incest, sexual abuse, poverty -- these are everyday realities for the female gender. My experience of life is altered because of my genitalia and the "gender" that society has created out of my physical being. This same physical being which defines my gender by society is sought out to be destroyed by society. As a woman, I have experienced physical abuse....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]

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The Cultural Seven Attributes That Shaped The Social And Spatial Structure Of American Urban Areas

- Berry (1975) explains the cultural seven attributes that shaped the social and spatial structure of American urban areas in the twentieth century. First attribute is Americans’ love of new things. American economy has basically developed based on the introduction of innovations and inventions. In most product cases, new things are much better than old ones in function, style, and price. And this love of newness has also worked for a much bigger property: house. New products are always welcomed and older ones tend to be less desirable....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban decay, Urban area]

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Using Spatial Planning For The Rural Urban Divide

- Using Spatial Planning to Lessen the Rural-Urban Divide A high quality spatial plan carries a high degree of legitimacy (Elbakidze, et al., 2015). This high level of legitimacy is important to ensure buy-in from all stakeholders. Spatial plans effectively lessen the rural-urban divide by connecting local with broader spatial agendas, plans not only plan for the urban areas but are aware of and plan for the sub-regional and regional areas as well (Gallent & Shaw, 2007). Sustainable lifestyles focus on livability for all rather than the few....   [tags: City, Rural area, Urban sprawl, Rural]

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Urban

- Urban Decay: barricading our cities, And our minds Everyone bemoans the way street crime, visible poverty, deteriorating infrastructure, decaying homes and boarded-up businesses are becoming increasingly common features of city life, but we rarely ask ourselves how this deterioration in the world around us is affecting the way we look at the world. In not asking that question, we underestimate the importance of urban decay as a problem in its own right, and the degree to which it promotes other social ills....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Evolution Of Urban And Urban Development

- For thousands of years, humans have lived together in cities. The concept of urban entities predates recorded history. The role of cities in everyday life has changed throughout human history. This evolution has never appeared more evident than now. With the majority of the world’s population living in cities, they have taken a new prominence in the study of geography. Cities serve as cultural and economic hubs from which new ideas and businesses diffuse. Their control reaches far beyond the immediately surrounding areas....   [tags: City, Urban area, Developed environments]

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Hamlet: Decay and Corruption

- In Hamlet, Shakespeare often uses gruesome dialogue to describe people, their actions, and his views of others morality. Many times he uses imagery of decay to describe something that is not as it should be. For example when the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare refers to the quote, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” (1.4.90) it describes it as, “Hamlet’s general conclusion about the appearance of his father’s ghost,” (qtd. in“Corruption”58). Shakespeare often includes gross imagery in the dialogue to describe the corrupted state of Hamlet’s life....   [tags: classic, shakespeare]

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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee

- Bloody Mary Version 4--Bloody Mary at Camp Tonikanee One night, around 1:00 a.m., my roommates and I were sitting in the common room, and I asked the group if they knew of a compelling ghost story. My one roommate, a 20 year old from Pennsylvania, said she had heard a ghost story at the summer sleep-away camp she had attended when she was younger. She heard the story around a campfire in the woods of Camp Tonikanee, which is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. She described her story as one that the counselors would tell the campers to convince them the camp was haunted....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legends

- According to Brunvard, urban legends can tell us a lot about the society in which we live. Brunvard explains that these stories are an indication of our own fears and issues, and by implanting them into stories, we give voice to them. For example, “The Boyfriend’s Death” tells the story of a young couple who had gone to the woods in the boy’s car, and they were making out. The boy then left the girl alone in the car and promised he would return but never did. She later saw his body hanging from a tree....   [tags: Brunvard, The Boyfriend's Death, The Jersey Devil]

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A Short Note On Radiological Dispersion Device ( Rdd )

- A Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) is any device that causes the purposeful dissemination of radioactive material without a nuclear detonation. Most people think of these devices as “dirty bombs”. However, there are other ways to disseminate radioactive material to cause harm. This paper will discuss what types of radiation there are and their affects; what type of radiological weapon a terrorist might use against western nations; and who would possess such a weapon. It will also discuss the likely effects an RDD would have if deployed upon an urban population....   [tags: Radioactive decay, Ionizing radiation]

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Urban Sprawl

- Urban Sprawl I. Each morning, millions of Americans start their engines and grind their way to work. They leave quiet settings for the hustle and bustle of the cities. When evening approaches, these same people make their way home. Home, however, is no longer just across town. Many of these people will commute miles and miles to their *country= homes. II. They are not alone in their commute though - the entire rest of the subdivision is doing the exact same thing, day in and day out. They endure the traffic, lost time, and general inconvenience to be surrounded by farmland and open space and a hundred or so homes exactly identical to theirs....   [tags: Papers]

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Historic Preservation and Urban Development: Can They Coexist?

- “It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future” –William J. Murtagh Walk down any street in small town USA and look around, there are empty buildings splatted between empty lots, trash and parking lots. A glance at one of the empty buildings and a sense of people bustling about carrying packages, dressed in early nineteenth century clothing plays out in the mind like on a movie screen. Why is it not being brought back to life....   [tags: economic value, environmental value]

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Waste Pickers and Collectors in Delhi: Poverty and Environment in an Urban Informal Sector ”

- In this paper, Waste pickers and collectors in Delhi, who constitute the bottom layer of waste recycling as well as an informal sector in the city, are primarily focused on. This paper explores two aspects of “waste pickers and collectors” with the authors’ field survey. One is socio-economic characteristic of pickers and collectors. As described later, socio-economic characteristics such as Origin, Level of living and the Way of operation are strikingly different between pickers and collectors....   [tags: Poverty and Environment, urban informal sector]

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City Of God By Fernando Meirelles

- “In the eyes of too many people, street children are not even human, and so they are dispatched in much the same way one would step on a cockroach” (Latin 281). This is not a productive way to view such a large group of children, especially since they populate much of the poorer cities and areas. There are approximately 40,000 children who live in the streets throughout just Mexico City. Also, both Sao Paolo and Bogota contain similar amounts of street children, somewhere in the tens of thousands....   [tags: Education, School, Urban decay, Poverty]

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Urban And Rural Urban Development

- Urban and Rural Geographies study and focus on the processes that each entity—rural and urban space—have been taking and adopting after World War II. Geographers conclude that both rural and urban spaces are socially constructed; the role of the economy, social migration, and the degree role of the state or local government contribute and impact the development and creation of spaces. For example, when industrialization arrived to the United States, it transformed some cities—Chicago, New York, and Detroit—into very important urban centers, and also, it caused thousands of people to migrate from less developed areas to these booming cities for job opportunities, especially African-Americans...   [tags: City, Suburb, Population, Urban area]

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Urban Poverty, Crime and Ethnic Violence in Papua New Guinea

- ... In Port Moresby, the levels of insufficient income, unemployment, and housing shortages evidence the rise in vulnerable livelihoods, which is contributing to urban poverty. People living in squatter settlements are often at a greater disadvantage as they are faced with inadequate access to basic urban services like water, energy, sewerage network, and sanitation and waste collection. This is compounded by poor health care and education structures and services (Storey 2010, p. 8-10). These urban poverty challenges and declining living conditions are having adverse effects on development planning in Port Moresby, and threatening progress towards a number of national development targets....   [tags: urban planning policies, development]

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City Of God : Urban City

- City of God illustrates how wicked an urban city can turn into. How crime, population and pollution can rise rapidly in an urban city. Any city with a large amount of the population will have similar characteristics to an urban city like Rio. This film demonstrates how a small suburb turns into a massive urban city. Every city has a beginning, for the film City of God the urban city is Rio in Brazil, however in Rio, where there is so much poverty crime and drug trafficking is called the Favelas....   [tags: City, Urban area, Illegal drug trade, Gang]

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Urban Dwellings And The Trailer Park ( Desmond 317-3179 )

- The connection between poor living conditions, low income families, and inequality of varying groups go hand in hand when dealing with poverty as discussed in Evicted by Matthew Desmond. These issues are often swept under the rug for those not immersed in the situation and can even be unknown. There is gender inequality which can affect every aspect of life, including dwelling. There is also racial inequality which also renders the quality of life. Both themes have a deeper meaning and are connected at the source of poor education and job discrimination....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, Urban decay, Race]

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The Global City Of The Urban City

- The thesis of 'the global city ' is fundamental to understand the global dynamics that have transformed the cities in the last decades. The global city refers to the linkages of cities within the context of a global economic market. There are different key aspects of the urban geography that can indicate this interdependence among global cities as, for example, the expansion of the APS or the growth of TCN in the CBD , the places are considered highly influential in the global cities due to the digital infrastructure (Sassen, 2005, pp.28-40)....   [tags: City, Urban planning, Global city, Saskia Sassen]

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The High Tech Sector That Affect The Urban Areas Of Texas

- In terms of raw numbers, Texas is the fastest growing state in the United States according to Politifacts.com, with approximately 1,000 people a day coming to Texas. It has become one of five states to have a majority-minority population, with three of its counties holding the largest minority population in the entire country. (DiversityInc.) The Texas economy is shifting away from the rural endeavors that built it, such as, cotton, cattle ranching, and oil. Emerging is the high-tech sector that is largely centered in the urban areas of Austin-San Marcos and Dallas....   [tags: Texas, United States, Urban area, Conservatism]

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A Brief Note On The Post Industrial Context

- 2.1 The post-industrial context The city has turned into a landscape ruled by the new global economy and a new informational space (Hall 1997; Castells, X) that defines the transition between the industrial city pattern and the post-industrial started in the late 60’, within the context of the globalization. One main aspect could be the transformation of the downtown (Gospodini, 2006). The establishment of the new global economic activities has allowed the apparition of the Central Business Districts (CBD) in the inner center of the cities....   [tags: City, Sociology, Economy, Urban planning]

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Urban Sociology Focus On The Metropolitan Region

- A. A metropolitan region is a region consisting of one or more central cities and their surrounding suburbs. Metropolitan areas determine the changes in the structure and the dynamics of a particular region. For example, North East Ohio consists of Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown and their surrounding suburbs. According to the Charter, a metropolitan area is a “fundamental economic unit of the contemporary world” (1). Metropolitan regions defines the world geographic characteristics but their boundaries are subjected to change....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban area, Metropolitan area]

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Defining Poverty in America

- Poverty is an important and emotional issue. Last year, the Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty in the United States declaring that there were nearly 35 million poor persons living in this country in 2002, a small increase from the preceding year. To understand poverty in America, it is important to look behind these numbers--to look at the actual living conditions of the individuals the government deems to be poor. For most Americans, the word "poverty" suggests destitution: an inability to provide a family with nutritious food, clothing, and reasonable shelter....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]

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The Environmental Impacts Of Urban Growth

- However, despite these dwellers moving to improve their standard of living, urban growth poses a threat to sustainable development in urban areas, as it implies an increase in the consumption space (Williams 2000). The environmental impacts of urban growth have raised concerns among planners and stimulated other models of urban expansion such as "smart growth” (Mohammadi et al. 2012). Unfettered urbanisation has strained the ability of governments to manage with the increasing demands for housing, services and employment in developing countries....   [tags: Urban area, City, Urban decay, Poverty]

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The Urban Legend of the Backseat Murderer

- The Backseat Murderer A good urban legend is like a good movie. It unfolds perfectly and it appeals to the audience’s hopes, fears, and anxieties. The urban legend I am about to describe was told by a first year female biology major at the University. She is of Indian descent and both her parents work in the biotechnology field. I collected this story on a Sunday night in the dorm. The fact that it was nighttime helped create the proper mood for the story. It was told in a dimly lit dorm room. The story was told with an eerie tone of voice, with emphasis and excitement during certain parts....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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The Political Decay of the Roman Republic

- The Political Decay of the Roman Republic The fall of the Western Roman Empire was the first example in history on the collapse of a constitutional system which was caused by the internal decay in political, military, economics, and sociological issues. The government was becoming corrupt with bribery. Commanders of the Roman army turned their own army inward towards their own Constitutional systems, fueled by their own ruthless ambition. This paper will talk about how the violence and internal turmoil in 133B.C.-27 B.C....   [tags: fall of the Western Roman Empire]

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Urban Planning For Los Angeles

- Urban Planning in Los Angeles In this paper, we will discuss Planning management system in Los Angeles Planning control institutional subsystem Las Angeles is one of those cities of California, which have an active governing system. Mayor is the administrator of this town, so Los Angeles city has strong mayor-council structure. Mayor is responsible for the appointment of Director of planning in the city, who leads the department of city planning in Los Angeles. City planning department of Los Angeles founded in 1941....   [tags: City, Urban planning, Los Angeles, Lewis Mumford]

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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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A Strong Sense Of Community

- A strong sense of community is not usually an association one makes when thinking about the urban ghettos. It is assumed that inner-city neighbourhoods, which lack formal structures and services, are home to poverty and deviance. However, for Sudhir Venkatesh, author of “Gang Leader for a Day”, a community is what he encounters when observing residents of the largest housing projects in the United States, the Robert Taylor Homes. In poor, racialized neighbourhoods such as the Robert Taylor Homes, there is an idea that there is no social structure in place to provide guidance to young people, who end up getting in trouble....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Crime, Urban decay]

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Urban Legend of the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland

- Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland The storyteller told the story of the Goatman from Beltsville story to me. On a summer night in 2005, she and her friend were driving back from a mall. Her friend took a shortcut home to Beltsville, Maryland by way of Callington Road Bridge. While on this shortcut home, her friend stopped the car on the side of road and turned off the headlights. She proceeded to tell the interviewee the story of the Goatman, emphasizing its truthfulness the entire time. After she heard the story, the interviewee never drove across Callington Road Bridge again....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Planning

- In the twentieth century, the world witnessed significant changes and an increase in the city's population. Today more than half of global inhabitants live in cities or towns (Clarke, 1980), and most of the modern cities around the world have similar economic structure and social interests (Sassen, 2001). The observer to these cities will notice the common characteristics are much more than differences (Clark, 1996). Many recent studies recognize this phenomenon. One of the important studies that examines and analyses this phenomenon was carried out by Clark (1996)....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Urban Legend of Pemberton Park

- Salisbury’s Pemberton Park in the Dark Since I come from the Eastern Shore of this state, I was surprised to hear a ghost story I was previously unaware of. The story takes place in a park in Salisbury. The person who told me the story is a 19-year-old sophomore at the University, and we spoke about it one evening after dinner. He believes it to be true, because one of his friend’s siblings has apparently experienced the ghost firsthand. I tape-recorded his narrative: In Pemberton Park, about 30 years ago…exactly 30 years ago in a few weeks, actually, a young student got his heart broken....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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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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Imagery of Disease and Decay in Hamlet

- Imagery of Disease and Decay in Hamlet       William Shakespeare found that imagery was a useful tool to give his works greater impact and hidden meaning. In Hamlet, Shakespeare used imagery to present ideas about the atmosphere, Hamlet's character, and the major theme of the play. He used imagery of decay to give the reader a feel of the changing atmosphere. He used imagery of disease to hint how some of the different characters perceived Hamlet as he put on his "antic disposition". And finally, he used imagery of poison to emphasize the main theme of the play; everybody receives rightful retribution in the end....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Graffiti - The Unlawful Art

- One day in the afternoon while I was surfing on the Internet, one of my friends forwarded a really interesting website addressed www.stillfree.com to me. At the beginning, I thought it was some kind of shopping promotional website but after clicking on it, an interesting video popped up. I saw a man being video recorded while he was climbing up a fence of a military airport. Then, he ran quickly towards the Air Force One, which is the personal aircraft of the President of the United States, and tagged a graffiti drawing on the jet....   [tags: Urban Art]

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The Effects Of Primary Health Care On Low Income Urban Populations

- Today, there is a prolonging problem with primary health care in low-income urban populations. As a group low-income people suffer from having meager health outcomes than the larger population of those with less dense area of living and as well higher incomes. Low-income people suffer disproportionately from health problems related to physical inactivity. People from households with incomes below $15,000 are much more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes or asthma, to be obese, and to be at risk for health problems related to lack of exercise than people from households with incomes above $50,000....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Healthcare]

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