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Urban Poverty

- In this research project there will be a great deal of changes from then and now because of time era and also the change in influence. This research project is about how life was like for a boy living in the 1880 to 1900 era compared to the present day. I will discus their home life, family life, and personal life, morals, & responsibilities. The first paragraph within each title will be "then", and the second paragraph within the title will be the "present day". This will cover all of the information that I have found on the selected subject....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]

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Poverty and Youth

- Outfitted with an OD green military issue field jacket, a mangy dog on a rope, a bottle of "Mad Dog 20/20" and a cardboard sign that displays the words "Will work for food," Catfish, a homeless Vietnam veteran, rides the rails and occasionally calls the streets of Spokane home. Catfish, personally, may not be well known, but it's easy to recognize that Spokane has a serious problem with the number of homeless on its streets. Spokane has a bigger problem than the stereotypical homeless person though: its homeless youth....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]

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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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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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Toward Ecologically Stable Urban Environments

- Thesis: As the global population increases and becomes more urbanized the urban pressures of pollution, sprawl and decay degrade the environment and the quality of life for city dwellers. Introduction: In his book, "The History of the City," Leonardo Benevolo comes to the conclusion that the world’s best urban model has been that of the ancient Greek city, or polis. He speaks of the polis as being, "dynamic but stable, in balance with nature, and growing manageably even after reaching a large size." While Benevolo may have been looking at these ancient Greek cities with slightly rose colored glasses, none-the-less the polis does set out an ideal for us to strive for in the planning and man...   [tags: Towards Sustainable Cities]

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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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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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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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Kidney Thieves Urban Legend

- Losing Organs at a Party: The "Kidney Thieves" Legend and the Immigrant Experience My family, most being first generation immigrants, has at times a slightly negative view of American culture. Because of this, many of the family dinner conversations are about the differences between American and Iranian cultures and often how the Iranian culture is better in some ways. To support this theory many urban legends are brought up that show the “dark side” of the American culture. For example, when the family was gathered together for the Iranian new year, a version of the famous legend about the traveler who was drugged and robbed of his organs in a hotel room was told by a family member....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Ghostly Dreams

- Ghostly Dreams of Owners Passed The following ghost story was told to me by a friend when I had a small group of friends over to my house in Massachusetts during spring break. He is a 20-year-old white male. The story was told at night after we had finished watching the show Lost on television, so the atmosphere was a little bit tense. It did not simply come up in context; I prompted all of my friends to tell any ghost stories or urban legends that they knew. I wrote the story down a few hours later after my friends left....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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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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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Part One: Collection of the Story The story of “Bloody Mary” was told to me by a twenty year old male. He is a current student at a University, studying accountancy. He has very conservative beliefs regarding politics. His father is an insurance broker and his mother stays at home. This story was collected on March 18, 2006, at his residence. This is the story as he told it to me: I originally heard this from my brother when I was like ten years old. I also saw it in the movie Urban Legends....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Bloody Mary

- Bloody Mary Often, the story of “Bloody Mary” is the first story of supernatural form that is told to many individuals as young children. When I was in 3rd grade, a group of friends and I got together to have a sleepover; naturally, we all went to my friend’s basement and started telling scary stories. One of my friends told me that if I went into the bathroom without any lights and said “Bloody Mary” three times in front of a mirror, a bloody figure would appear. This urban legend was told by a nineteen year old woman at the University of Maryland who is originally from West Point, New York....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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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 Legend of Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

- Lost Among the Leaves: Secret Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail This story, which I have named “Lost in the Leaves”, is a very detailed and place specific version of the unexplained photographs legends. While unexplained photograph legends often involve humorous pictures taken as a practical joke, there is also a darker streak of these legends. These are legends where mysterious photographs reveal just how near a person was to death through photographs developed after the fact. The fear in these is of what could have happened....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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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 Legend of Glenn Dale Hospital

- Glenn Dale Hospital Many urban legends get passed down to others from information people hear, read, and experience on their own. Stories get manipulated and exaggerated over time and reasons for the story’s existence can vary. The true story of Glenn Dale Hospital appears to be rather clear according to credible sources – but this does not stop people from creating their own myths and legends and believing what others tell them is true. The story was told to me by a white female college sophomore that I have known for many years....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge The legend I collected was told to me by one of my softball teammates. My teammate is twenty-two years old. She told me this story on our team bus while we were driving at about noon. The atmosphere was light as a few of my other teammates were listening to, and quoting Dane Cook – a popular comedian. Here is the legend she told: There is this small bridge in a small city nearby. There was a car accident and a small child or baby died. And, um, it was in the local papers. It is said that at night, when your drive over it, you can hear the sound of a baby crying....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Urban Legend of Cry Baby Bridge

- Cry Baby Bridge In April I sat down with a friend at my house and asked about any urban legends or ghost stories he had encountered. After a couple legends he had seen in movies, he mentioned a haunted bridge about ten minutes away from downtown. He is a twenty-one year-old White male; his father owns an appliance store and his mother helps out with the books. He first heard this story in the ninth grade from a couple of friends. Supposedly, they had heard from kids who had actually been to the bridge and heard strange things at night....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Stories]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Drugs Abuse and the Decay of the Inner City

- Societal and ethnographic reports have link the arrival of crack to gang violence, high murder rates, poverty, and family disruption. Popular opinion seemed to indicate that the introduction of crack cocaine has led to increases in central-city crime and accelerated trends toward overall inner-city decay in America.. This manuscript will established (1) briefly what crack cocaine is (2) when it was introduced (3) if there is a direct link between the introduction of crack cocaine and an increase decadence in the social and economic life of the American community (4) and why this drug had such a significant influence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Urban Consolidation

- Urban Consolidation Factors and Fallacies in Urban Consolidation: Introduction As proponents of urban consolidation and consolidated living continue to manifest in our society, we must ensure that our acknowledgment of its benefits, and the problems of its agitator (sprawl), do not hinder our caution over its continually changing objectives. Definition Like much urban policy, the potential benefits that urban consolidation and the urban village concept seek to offer are substantially undermined by ambiguous definition....   [tags: essays papers]

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Urban Tourism

- Why are cities like Singapore an important issue to study within the tourism context. Studying Singapore as a Urban Tourist destination Introduction: Urbanization is a global process, described by Johnston (1981:363) as a ‘process by which: first, an increasing proportion of an area’s population become concentrated in its statistically defined urban spaces’. (Hall, 2003: 1) From the past we can see that a number of towns and cities have evolved as important locations for tourism activity. During the renaissance period, a number of educational institutions, health spas and religious centers in Europe attracted a large number of people to urban destinations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Legend of Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware

- Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware The story of Woodburn Mansion has been told to residents of Dover, Delaware for many years. A 19-year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Maryland told this particular version of the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion. Now a sophomore architecture major, he grew up in a small town just outside of Dover, where the story of Woodburn is known all too well. The story was first told to him as a young teenager while actually visiting the mansion with his parents....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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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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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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Urban Legends

- Urban Legends        The subject of this report focuses on the phenomenon known as Urban Legend. Urban Legend, henceforth referred to as UL, is well known in the arena of folklore and other sorts of stories passed down through generations; however, it is relatively new to the world of literary composition as a legitimate genre to be analyzed and studied in texts by experts of literature. In fact, if it had to be labeled, UL would be considered a sub-genre of folklore by many of the experts....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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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 Safari

- Urban Safari There are times when having a brother with twenty more years of age, experience, and wisdom, can adversely effect your credibility. This is especially true at nine years old. I found this to be the case one Christmas day many years ago when my brother Tom came home for the holidays. It appeared to be the start of a special Christmas, for my brother was coming to visit. I was even more excited than usual for a nine-year-old boy at this time of year. I wondered what new presents would be under the tree....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Urban Community

- Introduction: Even the most noble of societies can’t escape crime. Most choose to ignore the fallacies of urban youth be it in the ghetto or the suburbs, our children are becoming victims of their own ignorance. The lure of “street” life out weighs the yearning for a competent education. The media, audio and visual glorify a lifestyle that average people lust for. Most children compare the lifestyle of entertainers to their own creating a yearning for riches, and begin to emulate the behaviorism of their favorite wrestler, rapper, or movie actor unfortunately these characters are not all positive roll models....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Urban study

- Tampa’s future, something each resident of Tampa and its sprawl should care about. The Tampa Planning Commission offered a chance to residents to come up with ideas, over looked problems, and solutions to be considered and added to Tampa’s Plan. The planning Commission held five meetings that consisted of the resident “study circle” and Tampa planners together they hoped to move forward in a progressive and positive way. Session One 10-1-04 Session one was held at New Tampa Library and its topic was “How is change or the lack of change affecting our community?” I walked into the meeting and immediately I was out of place....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Transportation

- The development of urban transportation has not changed with the cities; cities have changed with transportation. In the early years of transportation it was the mass transit of horse and buggies or electric rail cars that shaped cities. Then as the automobile became affordable to the public, personal transportation redefined the city as it was known. It is the automobile and the movement to the suburbs that has public transportation struggling to make money today. The very first transportation was with the horse....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Modeling a Sample of Radioactive Decay on Material Using Dice

- Modeling a Sample of Radioactive Decay on Material Using Dice Aim: To model the sample of radioactivity decay on material, using dice. Method: To use 600 dice and roll them up to the decided throw number of 14. This is going to be used as an example to show how the decaying of radioactive material works. Results: A results table for the number of dice remaining graph: Throw number Number of dice remaining Average 1 84 83 90 90 79 82 84.6 2 72 75 71 75 66 74 72.2 3 61 62 59 66 57 61 61.0 4 47 54 50 56 51 52 51.7 5 34 42 44...   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Broken Window Theory Of Urban Decay

- Question # 1 In 1982 James Q. Wilson and George Kelling developed a theory call “The Broken Window Theory.” The theory is based on the aesthetics of urban decay in neighborhoods, which perpetuates and fosters a canvas for the causation of serious criminal activity and social disorder to flourish. Today, the theory is much more than a “broken window.” The principles include social disorganization, lack of social capital, neglected properties, and economically distressed communities on government assistance due to the lack of economic opportunities....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Sociology, Police]

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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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Urban Sprawl : A Growing Economy

- INTRODUCTION Sustainable cities, also referred to as eco-cities, are metropolises that are designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimal amount of energy required such as food and water, also the minimum outputs of waste products such as heat, air pollution, carbon dioxide, methane, and water pollution. Throughout the various planning decisions that is used to design cities, it eventually leads to the high tendency of urban sprawl. Urban sprawl describes the how the human population has expanded from central urban areas into communities which are low-density, mono-functional and often heavily car-dependant....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban decay, Urban planning]

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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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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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Microeconomy and an Architectural Case Study

- Summarative Report Purpose. The aim of this report is to act as a bridge between the micro economies essay findings, with the case study group work. Looking at the case study examined, it will act as a precedent in the continuing of the discussion of micro economies and also expanding on architecture specifically in urban decay and regeneration in context to the phenomenon of gentrification. Structure. As an introduction, a small explanation of how the case study visit occurred, methodology of work and outcomes as conclusions and findings were observed....   [tags: Gentrification, Urban Decay]

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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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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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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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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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The Nature Is Deviation From Happiness

- The popular English writer Samuel Johnson once said “Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness". What exactly is happiness though. Many define it as a simple concept like being in good spirits and others have more complex philosophical definitions. The fact of the matter is that all of us have a different interpretation of happiness and what it means to us. In general, happiness can be defined as a state of contentment with life. Everything we do affects it, from seemingly simple things such as how we dress all the way to more broad categories such as where we live....   [tags: City, Urban area, Suburb, Urban decay]

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City Of God : Movie Analysis

- City of God is the movie that is based on the true story about children who were raised in the violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. It is evident that place of living can influence the life path of the personality. Consequently, two boys living in one neighborhood chose the different ways under the influence of their raising in the neighborhood full of cruelty and violence. Thus, one decided to become a photographer, and another one became a drug dealer. It means that the movie connects the destiny of people to city planning....   [tags: Gang, Illegal drug trade, Poverty, Urban decay]

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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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Racial Segregation During The Postwar City : An Explosive History

- The United States’ government had always had a hand on our country’s housing market. From requiring land ownership to vote, to providing public housing to impoverished families, our government had become an irremovable part of the housing market. The effects of these housing policies can affect American residents in ways they might not even recognize. In his article, “Race and Housing in the Postwar City: An Explosive History,” Raymond Mohl focuses on suburbanization and racial segregation in post-World War II America....   [tags: Black people, African American, Urban decay]

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The Influence Of Quarantine And Its Effects On Society

- They were out again, the group known as Quarantine, and as usual they were hunting. Quarantine was made up of several different social statures that came together for one cause, wiping out demons and anything deemed unnatural. Unnatural included cyborgs, stray A.I. bots and even just rare mutations of human genes such as legs being fused together, two heads or some freak looking creature that wasn’t what the ideal human should look like. Members for this particular group came from all walks of life such as the poor who lived beneath the old crumbling bridges of vintage cars that used wheels and gasoline as means to accelerate....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban decay, Inner city]

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Analysis Of The Story ' A Rouge Sociologist 's On The Streets '

- In the story of how “A Rouge Sociologist Takes to the Streets”, Sudhir Venkatesh finds himself in the projects of Chicago documenting his first hand experiences of his journey on how he is introduced to the black culture. Sudhir, a first year college student in the University of Chicago, decides to participate in a research project regarding “how young blacks were affected by specific neighborhood factors”, when he realizes how ineffective these questionnaires are, he decides to proceed in unconventional ways to retrieve his answers....   [tags: Black people, White people, Urban decay, Crime]

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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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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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Architectural Decay Photography

- Architectural decay was not always deemed to be an appropriate subject for photography because it was considered aesthetically unpleasant. That attitude began to change in the late 1800s when photojournalists began to see the need to photograph derelict buildings as an important component of social documentation, and since then architectural decay photography has evolved into a form of fine art. One of the earliest photographers 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: Art, Sensationalism]

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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The Urban Sprawl Effect on Regionalism

- Canada is a nation perceived by the world as a unified democratic society. However, the country is divided into separate entities. These entities make up six distinct regions, all of which are richly diverse. Throughout the years, regionalism has proven to be a strain on the country’s foundation stemming from issues surround immigration. As the population grows, Canada must address regional issues, such as the urban sprawl on a federal level. This will further help to reduce the present feeling of alienation amongst the regions and also create a fair political system....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Transformation of Urban and Natural Landscape

- Earth is currently transitioning from a mostly rural to a mostly urban planet. In 2030 the urbanized areas will be nearly tripled compared to 2000 (Seto et al. 2012). The use of dark building materials, such as asphalt and concrete, leads to a lower albedo in urbanized areas than in natural environment (Brest 1987). It negatively affects climate and it might be more relevant in the near future. The substitution of rooftops’ membranes and pavements’ traditional materials with bright ones and a wise planning of the future urban sprawl can remedy the low urban albedo....   [tags: urban planet, urban albedo, LULCC]

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Urban Legend of Humans Licking

- Humans Can Lick Too I collected the story on Saturday, October 9th in my dorm. It was late at night, which added to the effect of the story. The storyteller is a student at the University. He is 17 years old, is from Rockville, Maryland, and is Methodist. He is half Sri Lankan and a quarter Irish and Palestinian. His father is a diplomat and works for the state department, and his mother is a homemaker. The story, as told by the student, is as follows: There once was a girl who lived with her parents in a nice little town....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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