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Decay of Humanity in The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury

- Mankind has made great progression with inventions such as the television. However, as people dedicate less time to study or participate in sport, and dedicate more time to tune into their television, one might wonder if this is growth or decay. In "The Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury has decided to make a statement on the possible outcome of these advances. Through clever characterisation, themes and imagery, he shows that if society advances too greatly, then mankind may as well terminate itself....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian]

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Dryness and Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land

- Dryness and Spiritual Decay in The Waste Land        T.S. Eliot peppers "The Waste Land," his apocalyptic poem, with images of modern aridity and inarticulacy that contrast with fertile allusions to previous times. Eliot's language details a brittle era, rife with wars physical and sexual, spiritually broken, culturally decaying, dry and dusty. His references to the Fisher King and mythical vegetation rituals imply that the 20th-century world is in need of a Quester to irrigate the land. "The Waste Land" refuses to provide a simple solution; the properties of the language serve to make for an ambiguous narrative and conclusion, one as confusing and fragmented as Eliot's era itself....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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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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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 Legend of Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan

- The Vanishing Hitchhiker in Pakistan During my search for stories, I met a sophomore, nineteen year old male student who is majoring in Chemistry and Math. His parents are from Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Currently, he lives in Maryland. His father is a cardiologist and his mother is a housewife. His parents immigrated to the United States in the 1970's. The source says this story is known by almost three quarters of the people living in Pakistan. His uncle initially told him the story when he went back to Pakistan for the first time....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]

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The Features of Landscape Urbanism

- Landscape Urbanism is best equipped to assist Lyndon’s “multiplicity of cultures seeking at once to find their way in the present and to forge their place in the future” because it positions landscape “as the most relevant meduim for the production and representation of contemporary urbanism.” The interdisciplinary model it uses is one which positions landscape as the generator, rather than backdrop, of urban development. The public landscape infrastructure organizes and shapes urban development rather than the other way around....   [tags: urban]

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An Exploration of Borders in Urban Spaces

- The cities we live in today are the aggregate of distinctive spaces where everyday interaction among people is limited between homogenous areas. This paper is a brief research on the ‘in-between’ areas of these bounded distinctive spaces, the concept of urban borders and the idea of edge conditions in contemporary cities. The paper will focus mainly on a traditional border in port cities, the waterfront. In the last part I will examine Thessaloniki’s latest waterfront intervention, ‘Nea Paralia’ as an illustration of a conventional edge condition and argue if the recent redevelopment addressed the issue of the edge by integrating the waterfront into the urban fabric....   [tags: Waterfronts in Post-Industrial Cities]

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Urban Areas Of The United States

- According to the US Census Bureau report (2012), urban areas are defined as a densely residential, commercial, and other non-residential areas that account for more than 50,000 people. In the US urban population increased by 12.1 percent between 2000 and 2010. In general, urban population account for 80.7 percent of US total population. Other studies also indicate that urban areas are the engines of the United States of America’s economy, creating big opportunities for the entire population in the country....   [tags: Poverty, United States]

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Is Flossing Really Helps Lower Risk For Tooth Decay And Gingivitis?

- Teeth have been big news lately. First, there was the issue of whether flossing really helps lower the risk for tooth decay and gingivitis. And now, questions about how often we really need to get dental X-rays have made the news. The bottom line is that, clinically, these are complex issues that can 't easily be reduced to a simple sound bite. Maybe it 's time to take a step back and talk about something we can all agree on – toothbrushing. As a dentist, educator and clinical researcher (an academic dentist sounds so, well, dismissive), I was involved in a very small study, conducted in India, that examined whether taking a smart phone video selfie might help people learn to brush their tee...   [tags: Oral hygiene, Toothbrush, Teeth, Tooth brushing]

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Taking a Look at Urban Acupunture

- Urban Acupuncture There is an interesting theory nowadays called urban acupuncture, which refers to the idea that carefully considered as small-scale architectural interventions have the potential to bring about positive change to a larger urban field. (Deyond, 2012) “Acupuncture” is a Chinese medical treatment procedures involving penetration of the skin with needles to stimulate certain points on the body. In Chinese medicine, doctors proposal that our bodies are able to heal by ourselves, and use some method such like acupuncture and cupping to simulate points to treat patients....   [tags: Chinese medical treatment procedures]

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The Solar On The Urban Rooftop Space

- Introduction In a heavily urbanized modern city like San Francisco, Space will be very precious in the future if the population increases. As the population increases, the energy demand will increase which will put more pressure on the energy plants. With more, larger high rise buildings and condos being built, energy usage becomes a big problem. One way to overcome the energy problem is to incorporate more energy collecting and producing systems into the city rather than out of the city. The amount of energy independence gain from this could be substantial....   [tags: Photovoltaics, Solar energy, Solar cell]

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Overpopulation And Urban Vehicular Pollution

- Overpopulation and Urban Vehicular Pollution: An Analysis of Neo-Malthusian Theory and Environmental Justice in the Context of Global Warming Trends This environmental/geographical study will define the two premises of Neo-Malthusian Theory and Environmental Justice as a part of the ongoing struggle to prevent global warming through urban vehicular emissions. The data presented in this study will define the overpopulation of urban areas as the primary contributors to high levels of vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, which is providing major contributions to global warming developments....   [tags: Global warming, Air pollution, Electric vehicle]

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The Influence of Pope Urban II

- It is amazing how much political and military supremacy the papacy position gained when the Crusades began. The First Crusade (1096-1099) was a military expedition initiated by Pope Urban the II to regain the Holy Lands in Jerusalem from the Muslim conquest. The Pope gave a speech requesting military action against Muslim takeover to the French people of Clermont. The speech eventually propagated to other nations for further recruitment. Urban’s political and military involvement helped regain the Holy Lands and save the Christian Crusaders souls....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Urban Development and the Desertification of Bangalore

- Introduction: Bangalore, the city growing fastest in Asia and 5th largest city, in India, has a decade population growth rate of 39% (87,49,944 populations) as per 2011 census (Source: census of India). The average annual total rainfall is about 931 mm with about 60 rainy days (Source: Indian Meteorological Department). The city enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Its tree lined avenues, parks and abundant greenery have made Bangalore the ’Garden City’ of India; situated at an altitude of 920 m above mean sea level....   [tags: Bangalore vs Environment]

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Participation in Urban Planning of China

- Participation in urban planning of China Introduction With the development of society and economic, public participation has been a popular topic which attracted people from different fields. On the basic of various theories of urban planning, a great amount of market economy countries have successively established public participation system in the field of urban planning. These successful experiences provide a good guide for China urban planning to use for reference, the changes in Chinese politics, economic system and social culture also provide an opportunity to do a new change on urban planning system of China....   [tags: planning theories]

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The Native Perspective of Urban Education

- I. Introduction: This essay reports the state of urban and rural educational development in public schools, while also focusing on New Orleans public education system. In the literature, we explore factors both internal and exclusive as well as factors external and inclusive that contribute to the quandaries of K-12 education in America. To be clear public education as a whole is not in crisis. Children in more affluent school districts gain a comparative advantage over their impoverished peers because they have strong investments tied to the communities overall success....   [tags: Education]

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The Slums of the Urban Crisis

- The Slums of the Urban Crisis The nineteenth century “Urban Crisis” featured a period of poverty, “white flight”, redlining, and urban redevelopment. During the 1930s America was slowly recovering from the great Depression and President Roosevelt had developed a New Deal. Since money was a major factor that led to the stock market crash, Roosevelt had to create plans that would allow America to balance its wealth. This meant that individuals would be able to receive jobs and would have enough funds to provide for their families....   [tags: US history, economy, labor policy]

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Pope Urban II and The Crusade

- The Crusades were the first tactical mission by Western Christianity in order to recapture the Muslim conquered Holy Lands. Several people have been accredited with the launch of the crusades including Peter the Hermit however it is now understood that this responsibility rested primarily with Pope Urban II . The main goal of the Crusades was the results of an appeal from Alexius II, who had pleaded for Western Volunteers help with the prevention of any further invasions. The Pope’s actions are viewed as him answering the pleas of help of another in need, fulfilling his Christian right....   [tags: Church History ]

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Appeal Of Urban II On The Franks

- Chapter 6: Appeal of Urban II to The Franks Holy Land is known as a place which is very important to Christians because it is the place where Jesus used to live and preach the gospel. However, the Holy Land had been ruled by Muslims after seventh century. In the early 11th century, Christianity was divided into two different sects. That was Roman Catholic in Vatican and The Eastern Orthodox Church in Byzantine, which was also called Constantinople. In 1091, Islamic militants attacked Byzantine, so Emperor Alexius Comnenus, who was head of the Orthodox Church, sent a letter to request the help of the Roman Pope....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther]

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Urban Renewal- The Rebirth of Detroit

- If you live in or near Detroit you know the recession, which began roughly around December of 2007 still seems to exist. Detroit with its auto manufacturing background was hit very hard during the economic downturn of our country. What you may not know however is how city planners intend to breathe new life into what many consider a dying city. To the people who see us as a dying city, you have no vision. Urban renewal will bring renewed glory by preserving buildings that have cultural heritage, providing small business opportunities and rebuilding neighborhood communities....   [tags: Recession, Detroit, Renewal, Michigan]

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Evolution And Evolution Of Urban Space

- Throughout the semester Professor Beck covered an array of topics that dealt with the history and evolution of urban space in a sociological perspective. One of the first topics that was covered in class was the topic of human ecology. Human ecology is the study of human relations in their natural, social and built environments. Human ecology has particular relevance to this course because urban space has been a part of human life since the day humans started to roam the earth. The city has been evolving for the better since the times of widespread disease and famine that once hit “urbanized cities” during the industrial revolution....   [tags: Sociology, Human, City, Georg Simmel]

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Urban School Struggle For Students

- Urban Schools Struggle to Keep Students in School The dropout rate of urban high schools is a serious concern today as it has been in the past. The social problems that face urban youth follow them through their school years and in overpopulated schools the problems cannot be addressed to help them finish. In urban schools, there is a high population of children, diverse cultures and mostly populated with low-income families. From young age children go to school in classrooms with twenty-five or thirty students and one teacher to help them develop appropriately....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, College]

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Homelessness : Housing And Urban Development

- Homelessness, when you think of a homeless person the first thing that might pop into your head is some old man on the side of the road with a sign, or a dirty drug addicted mental case loser, or someone pushing a shopping cart full of junk. However, homelessness is more complex than you would think, and a tremendous problem in America, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Although homelessness has been documented in America since 1640, it did not become a p problem until the 1980’s, when housing and social service cuts increased and the economy deteriorated....   [tags: Homelessness, Unemployment]

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Relationship Between Urban And Countryside

- Unevenness in period and space does not occur simply due to a statistical or an accidental absence of evenness, nor does it occur due to local inadequacy to adjust to politically correct designs of development. According to Neil Smith, uneven development is a sign of capitalist civilizations, their geographic signature, a direct spatial translation of the logic of capital accumulation. In this paper I am going to compare and contrast how the two following authors link China’s geographical unevenness to its development....   [tags: Sociology, Economic development, Peasant]

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Critical Commentary on Urban Sustainability

- Introduction Since the late 1980s, the notion of ‘sustainable development’ has transcended beyond the eminent United Nations report titled Our Common Future, to mainstream dialogue throughout the globe at all scales within government and public spheres. This form of development seeks to balance current environmental, social and economic needs of the population, “without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987, 43)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]

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Urban Sprawl: The American Nightmare

- Many Americans would be shocked to learn that the American Dream may be the cause behind some of society’s most troubling problems. The dream of owning a house, a car, and a yard with a white picket fence is the driving force responsible for the phenomenon known as urban sprawl. Urban sprawl, sometimes referred to as suburban sprawl, is characterized by low density development, geographic separation of essential places, and dependence on automobiles (mackinac). Since the 1990’s, an ever-widening range of organizations have come forward to support policy promoting socially and environmentally intelligent growth, known as smart growth, in reaction to the many undesirable features of urb...   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Decay Of Ancient Civilization By Michael Rostovtzeff And Mohammed And Charlemagne By Henri Pirenne

- This assignment is both a comparison and an analysis of two essays; The Decay of Ancient Civilization written by Michael Rostovtzeff and Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne. The two essays offer varying perspectives on the fall of the Roman Empire and more specifically the transition between late antiquity to the beginning of the middle ages. The collapse of the Roman Empire is generally known to have concluded through one particular event; the sack of the great city of Rome. Although both essays give different accounts as the eventual collapse of the Roman Empire entails more than the “Barbaric” invasion as they further delve into from different perspectives....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire]

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Politics and the Decay of Language: Why I Write by George Orwell

- Popular British writer and journalist George Orwell argues in his short essay Politics and the English Language, about the prose and writing styles of the politicians and other literary individuals in his time, many of whom which relied heavily on Modern English of the time period. This type of English was dependent upon fancy terms and phrases, which were heavily used to help politicians in getting people to support their cause. He argues that the politicians and the literary figures of his time are ultimately destroying the English language, while believing they are improving it greatly....   [tags: informative]

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Urban Poverty And The French Revolution

- Zoe Clark Ms. Berry MEH ICAP, Period 6 20 November 2015 How Urban Poverty Led to the French Revolution 18th century France was believed to be the most advanced country by the rest of Europe due to its populous condition and trade production. Despite what other Europeans thought, France was actually in very poor condition. Due to its “bad harvests, high prices, high taxes, and disturbing questions raised by the Enlightenment ideas of Locke, Rousseau and Voltaire,” the French would soon be in a state of chaotic rebellion....   [tags: World population, Overpopulation]

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Racial Tensions And The Urban Core

- Over the course of this week our lessons began to transition from the explicit discrimination of the past to the current state of segregation and racial tensions, particularly in the St. Louis region. Two of the major issues discussed were hypersegregation and the role it played in the protest movement sparked by the shooting of Michael Brown. Hypersegregation is the extreme sequestration of a racial group into specific areas, measured by five dimensions: evenness, exposure, concentration, centralization, and clustering....   [tags: Racism, Racial segregation, African American]

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What Are Urban And Rural?

- 1. What is Urban & Rural . (1) Urban : The term 'urban ' is related to town or cities. Unlike in rural areas here majority of the employed inhabitants are engaged in non agricultural activities and it is endowed with large nucleated settlements and industries. Urban areas may be defined by national governments based on their own criteria for example size, population density, occupation of people and type of local government. The multidimensional character of urban areas posed hindrance in giving a precise definition for them....   [tags: Population, City, Town, Population ecology]

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Urban Zones Of The Nineteenth Century

- American towns industrialized all throughout the nineteenth century, irresistible ailments developed as a genuine danger. The presentation of new workers and the development of vast urban zones permitted already confined sicknesses to spread rapidly and contaminate larger populations. As industrialization occurred, towns developed into cities, and people relocated to them. The expanded interest for shoddy lodging by urban vagrants prompted ineffectively assembled homes that poorly accommodated individual cleanliness....   [tags: United States, New York City, Eastern Europe]

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Urban Education and Critical Pedagogy

- In a broad sense, the field of social foundations of education entails beliefs and values in school and society, the political economy in schools and society, and the culture of the school. There are a magnitude of social forces that affect educational policies on a daily basis such as; government, religion, family and the economy. Each of these social structures influences one another which results in many conflicts in regards to a “democratic education.” The social foundations of education do not meet the criteria of a democratic education because of certain laws or rules that are established....   [tags: Education]

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Urban Water Supply and Demand

- 1 – INTRODUCTION Water availability critically influences human well-being and directly affects ecosystems and the environment. Water supply and demand issues are especially more complicated in areas of rapid urban and population growth. Projections say that 46 to 52 countries and a total population of 3 billion people will be water stressed by 2025 (Rosegrant, 1997). And to increase a little bit more the complexity, there is the fact that water availability is not homogeneous. Water is irregularly distributed and, consequently, water problems are region-specific....   [tags: Shortage, Scarcity]

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The Development Of Urban Life

- For many city residents, the country conjures up pictures of unpolluted air, garden-fresh food and physical activities. But these days, Americans residing in big metropolitans live longer, better lives compared to their country counterparts – a reversal from years earlier. One of the most prominent features of the industrial stage is the development of urban life. In early times, the populations habitually lived in settlements engaged in agriculture. Cities arose here and there as hubs of trade or government organizations....   [tags: City, Population, Metropolitan area]

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The Department Of Housing And Urban Development

- Racial discrimination still lives in this country, especially in the housing market. This has become a major concern for racial minorities. The issues prevalence and persistence has created an almost overwhelming amount of socio-economic issues within racial minorities. This issue in particular has sparked many disputes on the topic of racism and whether it is even still an occurring issue. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has conducted several studies which revealed that discriminatory acts between potential home buyers and the property seller are still persistent....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Drug addiction]

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The Population Growth And Urban Development

- With the population growth and urban development, climate change has become a fatal problem in our society. Climate change correlates to long-term changes in the Earth’s climate such as the risen of average temperature. This is also known as the greenhouse effect. According to World Bank (2009, cited in World Bank, 2012), more than seventy thousand European died in heat wave in 2003. Although the government has made a relative measure, the Green House effect still exists in our society, especially in the coastal areas (Hunti, A&Watkiss,P, 2011)....   [tags: Greenhouse gas, Carbon dioxide, Climate change]

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The Origins Of The Urban Crisis

- How has this book advanced the study of urban environments. In “The Origins of the Urban Crisis” we have learned what can happen in a very industrial city when it pertains to one major industry and what the differences are between the way that different races are treated when it comes to the hiring, laying off, and firing differences as the industry changes. I feel that this book has taught us that industries are always changing and that they need to advance and move to keep up with the demands that the industries have to offer....   [tags: Discrimination, Race, Black people]

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Urban Planning And Public Administration

- I have known for a long time that I would love to have a career in public service; thus, I pursued my bachelor’s degree in the department of Public Administration at Selcuk University, Turkey. In Turkey, enrollment to the university is based on one’s performance in central examination. Fortunately, my score in that exam allowed me to study in one of the best universities, Selcuk University. After four years of my undergraduate, I applied and was awarded to Ministry of National Education’s scholarship, which sponsors my master and doctorate degree abroad....   [tags: Doctorate, Academic degree, Doctor of Philosophy]

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The Spectrum of Urban Planning

- The Spectrum of Urban Planning Urban Planning is the process of planning the development of land and other resources to improve a community in ways that benefit the lives of people within these communities. Urban Planning is a complex area of study because of the many different factors involved and the people it has an effect on. Planning can be controversial, political, and cause anger towards officials if it is not executed correctly. Urban planners must weigh their decisions and base them on the good of the environment and the people....   [tags: City Planning, Engineering]

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Effective Schools For The Urban Poor

- By the end of the 20th century democratic principles of education began to take hold in the United States public schools. Indeed, Brown (2011) argues that the new responsibility of principals was to challenge the two dominant themes of racial and class discrimination prominent during the 20th century history of schooling. Groups that had been largely marginalized in schools—people of color and of low-SES—began to seek equity and inclusion of voice in our school systems (Tyack & Hansot, 1986). One method for principals to restructure schools was through their responsibility as instructional leaders....   [tags: Leadership, Education, School, Teacher]

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Urban Societies Of The 2010 Era

- Conservative people would call Banksy’s graffiti as being vandalism instead of recognizing the fact he brings social issues to the eyes of the people through artwork. “Son of a Syrian Migrant Worker” and “Migrant Birds” both display how ridiculous we, humans, truly appear when trying to argue over immigration worldwide. Graffiti benefits urban societies of the 2010 era because, the art form is not only used to express ones’ emotions but, express their political objectification, in this case, Banksy addressed the issue of immigration....   [tags: Immigration, Human migration, Graffiti]

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The Death Of An Urban Area

- Through early america, violent death in an urban area was very common. It ranged from disputes between friends, family, lovers, money and gangs.The case of H.H. Holmes was different however. He was first born Herman Mudgett and later to be known by H.H. Holmes. The name H.H. Holmes would be known as one of America 's earliest serial killers. Many wonder if the man was born predestined to commit such crimes. Not as some cruel act of God but rather a mental disorder. Mudgett himself states “I couldn 't help the fact that I was a murderer nor more than the poet has the inspiration to sing”....   [tags: H. H. Holmes, Serial killer, Human]

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Urban Public Art in Canada

- When on holiday in any city, the visitor inevitably snaps photographs of the iconic public statuary and buildings in an effort to identify a location through association with landmarks and architecture. It is allowed freely without intrusion of private indoor spaces and confirms the identity of the place visited. The relationship of the art to the environment is illustrated and the fact that one is “being there” is documented. When at home in any city, the citizen approves or disapproves of what is presented in the form of urban public art as part of his or her own cultural identity....   [tags: Canadian Art]

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The Affects of Urban Sprawl

- Have you ever had a dream of moving outside the city and living with your wife, husband or kids with about an acre of land. Well if your dream becomes reality, than you are participating in Urban Sprawl. Urban Sprawl is the expanding of a city over its rural land with single-family homes in low-density neighborhoods. Low-density neighborhoods, with no transportation options are increasing energy costs. My cure is multiple story housing inside the city. Urban Sprawl is negative, because it causes bad health and environmental effects on society....   [tags: environmental, health issues]

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The History of Urban Planning

- Evidence of urban planning exists since antiquity. In ancient Greece the first settlements grew to be cities were following no particular urban plans mainly with the exception of their acropolises. However excess population growth in these city states lead to the colonization wave of the mediterranean during what is known as classical antiquity. The colonies were founded by their metropolises after carefully selecting their locations, providing access to natural resources (minerals, fertile lands, water) and trading routes....   [tags: streets, city, zoning]

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The Necessity of Urban Farming

- Backyard gardening has always been popular to obtain fresh and nearly free produce in the urban landscape. However with the concerns over GMO (genetically modified foods) as well as pesticide use, and simply the cost of fresh produce in these hard economic times backyard gardening is giving way to a trend towards urban farming. This trend is not as carefree as the traditional backyard garden and begs that more organic means of pest and weed control be used in lieu of more hazardous chemicals. However, despite the sometimes staggering effort required the benefits of urban farming are becoming more of a necessity than a luxury....   [tags: hazardous chemical, organic products]

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Creating An Urban Middle Class

- Journal #1 Tomba. “Creating an Urban Middle Class.” In Beijing is creating this new growing urban middle class. There is a town called Hopetown that is one of the neighborhood located in northeastern Beijing. Apparently residents of Hopeton are mostly nuclear families, and typically young couples with either one children or nothing. In addition of household composition of having retired parents and grandparents. This paper main argument is about dramatic status enhancement for wage-earning professionals that has been among the major determinants of social changes in the late nineties....   [tags: China, People's Republic of China]

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Urban Issues In Developing Nations

- An essay on urban issues in developing nation The violence which is being subjected in the developed country is that the teenagers stole things from the people due to poverty and illiteracy in the economy. There has been a situation of inequality being prevailing which makes rich people richer and poor people poorer. This puts a devastating effect on the growth of the economy of the country. The violent conditions being prevailing in the market and the increase rate of murders. The life expectancy rate is also declining in the urban nation because of the increase rates in the sudden deaths....   [tags: Drug Trafficking, Mortality Rates]

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Life in The Emerging Urban

- In 1814, the Quadruple Alliance composed of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Great Britain finally defeated France. They meet at the Congress of Vienna, and agreed to fashion a general peace settlement. In 1815, the main ideas of liberalism are the individual freedoms, such as freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom, of assembly, and freedom from arbitrary arrest (Mckay et al., 2012). In contrast, the principal ideas of nationalism are the idea that each “people had its own genius and its own specific unity, and they are often led to the desire for an independent political state” (Mckay et al., 2012)....   [tags: nationalism, freedom, karl marx]

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Central Theme Of Urban Education

- Central Theme: Poverty A central theme that is evident about urban education is poverty. In both The Wire and Hard Times at Douglass High, the students, community, and schools all suffer from abject poverty. In Hard Times, the schools are not only understaffed; but two thirds of the teachers are non-certified and the remaining teachers are underqualified to teach the subjects assigned to them. The school is run down and overpopulated with not enough resources in the classroom for students to use and they don’t have enough funding to fix the school or run after school programs....   [tags: Poverty, Education, High school, Teacher]

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Literary Analtsis: Urban Leyends

- Literary Analysis “Did you hear about that one girl who died from spiders that made a nest of her hair?” “Yeah, who could be so stupid as to not wash their hair?” As casual as this conversation may seem, it shows the power of urban legends at work. Although “The Beehive Hairdo (the urban legend which our pair of friends here are discussing) is no longer prevalent in culture and society, it still demonstrates an urban legend’s ability to modify, if not create, social ideals. Urban legends can be viewed as a societal tool, filling society’s need to spread morals, social values, and common knowledge....   [tags: oral folklore, the hook]

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Alternative Requirement for Urban Experience

- Alternative Requirement for Urban Experience As comforting as it is to know that children today have more in common with each other than we did as children it seems to be at the expense of their uniqueness. As educators we need to celebrate the differences in individuals. As Dr. Seuss said “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” (Seuss 1959) When I was a teachers aid at a local middle school I found myself changing my teaching style from moment to moment....   [tags: Persoanl Reflection]

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Parking Issues in Urban Areas

- 1. INTRODUCTION Finding an empty parking space is a common problem in most urban areas which especially occurs in popular areas and tourist attraction spots. This situation has become more serious especially during their peak time, be it holiday seasons ,carnivals or any other festivals. The limited availability of vacant parking spaces often result in traffic congestion. Limitation of a driver’s capability of finding a vacant parking spaces and absence of efficient management are also at fault causing this problem....   [tags: drivers, software, vehicles]

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Indi A Complex Urban City

- I grew up in Pune, India – a complex urban city with over 8 million people from different walks of life. A growing metro attracts a very diverse population, and what this did for me is foster a love for diversity and a craving for human interaction which ties directly into my passion for medicine. Pune presented a very unique environment, a result of its wide socioeconomic compass- one can find world-class medical facilities and problems in access to care within a 2-mile radius. Having both parents as dentists with private practices that were a popular summer hangout of mine helped get a firsthand view of a career catering to a broad and extremely diverse patient-base....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Health care, Illness]

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Cognitive Representations Of Urban Space

- As we move daily in our given space, the satisfactory accomplishment of certain activities depends on the organization of our journeys. The cognitive representations of space are affected and constructed by the individual in relation to his interactions with the environment. This is also dependent on the representation that the individual makes of the space he is led to cross. The mental and dynamic processes are different from one individual to another. During the observation of adolescents of different ages in various settings, the formulation of a hypothesis was made....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Secondary school]

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Urban Involvement And Leadership Development

- Project BUILD, newly known as BUILD Violence Intervention Curriculum (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) is known as a violence prevention curriculum that is "designed to help youth in detention overcome problems" that emerge for their surroundings. Several obstacles that the youths may face includes gangs, crime, and drugs. The main goal of Project BUILD is to intervene with the youths who have come across the juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism and diminish the likelihood of becoming an adult offender....   [tags: Prison, Criminology, Crime]

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Urban Involvement And Leadership Development

- a) Project BUILD, newly known as BUILD Violence Intervention Curriculum (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) is known as a violence prevention curriculum that is “designed to help youth in detention overcome problems” that emerge for their surroundings. Several obstacles that the youths may face includes gangs, crime, and drugs. The main goal of Project BUILD is to intervene with the youths who have come across the juvenile justice system to reduce recidivism and diminish the likelihood of becoming an adult offender....   [tags: Prison, Criminology, Youth detention center]

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Urban Poverty in China

- Over the past two decades, China has experienced rapid economic growth, which has also brought about a rise in social and economic inequality. A nation that once operated under the principle of egalitarianism, China now struggles with a level of inequality that has surpassed most of its East Asia neighbours. In the 1980’s, poverty was a problem restricted mainly to rural areas, but recently it has forayed into urban areas as well. Since the mid-1990’s, urban poverty has grown at a very fast pace under the influence of globalization (Fulong, Webster, and Yuting 5)....   [tags: growth, globalization, inequality]

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Interpretation of Urban Design

- Interpretation of Urban Design There is a precedent need for the presence of urban design. Urban design is the collection of arranged urban structures that creates functional spaces for people. This is an interdisciplinary practice that can involve multiple actors in fields such as urban planning, architecture, engineering, landscaping, economics, law, and many more. Strong urban designs can lead to the success of linking built structure together to create a unique space open to interpretation. These interpretations include utilizing the space for social interaction, a narrative about the city, and self-identification with the place....   [tags: strong public life, communities]

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What are Urban Legends?

- ... Urban legends are a type of folklore that separate itself from fictional novels since they spread through the means of socialization. Traditionally, they have spread by word of mouth, which is why urban legends have been previously referred to as a friend-of-a-friend stories. They are often told to be real life events and tend to have a darkness to them used to give a warning or tell a moral. Urban legends would more accurately be described as contemporary legends, since these legends tend to reflect upon the current time period and deal with real social issues....   [tags: ancient greek, legends, myths]

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Population Increase Urban Development

- With the increase in population, city has faced severe population pressure issues. More and more people like to move into cities, so that city starts to be a pronoun for pressure, but since people have more chance find a job in a city than a rural place, so city also becomes a pronoun for chance for worker. People keep moving into cities to get more chances of living. But as the population keeps growing, there must be an equilibrium point of population living in the city, but how about the growing population....   [tags: solutions to crowded cities]

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Australia: Melbourne's Urban Consolidation

- Urban consolidation refers to a diverse set of policies intended to make more efficient use of the existing urbanised areas instead of developing non-urbanised land, thus limiting urban sprawl. The recent publication of the Melbourne 2030 plan indicates that Melbourne is adopting an urban consolidated direction for further development. This has raised many debates over whether it is the right plan. There are two sides to this complex argument. People in favorite suggests that urban consolidation offers a range of solutions to pressing urban problems socially and environmentally, for example it reduces car use and provide better access to facilities, whilst the other point of view argues that...   [tags: Australia, Australian]

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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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Decentralization: Urban Core Development

- INTRODUCTION In observing the landscape of urban core development today, our thoughts reflect on a time when central cities were the primary place for large populations. Central cities or Central Business Districts (CBD) consisted of the employment centers (factories and manufacturing), public shopping, and entertainment venues that attracted the majority of the workforce population during the period of the last 1800s through the late 1930s. Being in close proximity (most times walking distance) to these employment centers, (via electric streetcar or horse drawn buggy) made the decision of establishing residency easy for a deprived workforce....   [tags: metropolitan population, entertainment venues]

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Urban Stress in Nairobi

- I. Introduction As human civilization has grown, most inhabitants have increasingly chosen urban areas as their preferred area of residence. This is due to the availability of resources such as employment opportunities, housing, and greater wealth than can be found within the rural countryside. However, this build-up of individuals within a small urban area causes a great deal of urban stress upon the inhabitants of the city. Urban stress is the stressors within city areas that cause increased pressure and mental health disorders within individuals....   [tags: environment, pollution, overpopulation]

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Urban Sprawl and Wildlife

- The conquering and development of natural land has in the past, been seen as a mark of human civilization. In the United States, our progress is often measured by growth and development, but should this be re-examined. There are many opinions on the subject of urban sprawl and its effects on wildlife, but one thing is for certain, we are expanding. From 1955 to 2005, urban and suburban areas grew by 300%, however, the population only increased by 75% over the same period (Ewing, Kostyack and Chen)....   [tags: Wildlife]

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Values in Urban Studies

- Introduction: In Urban Studies the two theoretical frameworks of positivism and standpoint ideologies hold slightly ontological and epistemological differences in the question of value free science. I will argue from a standpoint perspective that values do and should come into urban studies research because values allow us too empirically and rationally understand urban processes from the perspective of the liberation of gender and heterosexist oppression. First I will develop a working definition of positivist and standpoint frameworks....   [tags: Values Ethics Sociology]

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Impacts of Urban Tourism

- During the past few decades, traveling has greatly increased. Purposes of travel vary, some travel for business, some for leisure, some for the experience of different cultures, some for specific interests, or just for the pursuit of entertainment. More than half of the globe's population now lives in urban areas, these places are now the world's stage for many civilizations. They are centers of arts, entertainment and food, gateways to traditional customs and modern society, focal points for commerce, industry and finance, culture and people, icons and architecture, uniqueness and unity, and of course they give tourists a chance to experience diversity and creativity....   [tags: Economics Society Tourism]

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Urban Transport Crisis: Dhaka

- Dhaka, the city I was grown up, where the curse of traffic congestions and the resulting air pollution plague a population of 10.5 million, where the inefficient mass transit system aggravates the distress of people, where the pedestrians are highly vulnerable in terms of safety and thus suffering from the lacking of an adequate transportation system required for sustainable development - compels me to feel that fostering a meaningful synthesis between planning and implementation is a requisite....   [tags: Transportational Engineering]

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Redevelopment in Urban Life

- 1.0 Introduction Redevelopment is described as the process of improving by renewing and restoring. When placed into the context of cities, redevelopment may be described as urban renewal. The redevelopment of cities is a crucial phenomenon that effects the fabric of communities socially, economically, politically and culturally. The need for an urban redevelopment usually arises when an area or district no longer functions nor cultivates its intended program. Unsuccessful existing and expired developments hinder its local community from progressing forward which causes a chain reaction of negativity (Tira M., Ivanička K., Špirková D., 2010)....   [tags: district, diversity, planning, value]

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Urban Sociology: The Underclass

- What does the concept of the underclass refer to. Pay particular attention to the work of W. J. Wilson or similar contributions to urban sociology. The following essay will examine various analyses on the concept of underclass, particularly in relation to American society. It will put forward the main definitions and characteristics of the theories that are attempting to define and understand underclass. A historical definition will be given introducing the concept, followed by factors that help identify underclass....   [tags: Sociology Essays]

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Climate and Urban Approach

- Climate and Urban Approach Analysis of the climate and urban geography of the area pointed out that, summers are to a certain extent hot and gentle, with cooling night gentle winds. The regular temperatures in July are 93° F whereas winter has an average temperature of 44° F in January. This brings cool temperatures and 17 inches rains in January. The city is outlined in a grid where tree lined streets create a shady environment. The area takes landscape and the water table is comparatively high (Louw)....   [tags: Architecture, energy efficiency]

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Construction in Urban Areas

- 1. Introduction With the increase in infrastructure and the subsequent decrease in available land, especially in the more over populated areas such as the CBD, there has been a greater call for construction to move below ground. This has a number of advantages for the property owner such as providing parking or simply increasing the floor area of an existing building, but with this comes a number of challenges. It is a huge task to perform such large excavations without damaging of effecting the structural integrity of the building in question as well as the surrounding buildings....   [tags: diaphragm wall, guide wall]

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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 Inequality

- Introduction: In Urban Studies two schools of academic thought answer the “urban question”: the ecological and urban political economy schools. I will argue that the political economy perspective better allows us to fully grasp the “urban question” where society and space mutually encompass each other and allow us to better explain and address urban inequality. First, I will develop a working definition of “the urban question”. Second, I will write on the ecological school’s view of the “urban” question and how their vista explains but inadequately addresses urban inequalities....   [tags: Social Studies]

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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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Urban Sprawl

- Introduction An emerging issue is that of urban sprawl. While some aspects of urban sprawl has been seen since ancient times, this phenomenon has started gaining the most momentum in the past century, aided by the advancement of technology, especially with the rise of mass produced automobiles, houses and highway systems. Many people unknowingly contribute to this environmental problem, as is the nature of it. Urban sprawl deals with the growth of the suburbs, the area between the urban and rural areas of a city....   [tags: environment, greenhouse effect, climate change]

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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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Urban Agriculture

- In today’s 21st century of technological achievements, society is more in tune with which new cellular devices are able to open the front door of your house with “just the touch of one key”. It is this very co-dependence on technology that has lead to the lost of our connection with the foundation of life: earth and what it produces. With the world’s population at a staggering 6,881,821,283 count and growing reports the 2010 U.S Census Bureau, we as a society today face issues like world starvation, widespread disease and an increase of global warming due to human production....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]

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