Your search returned over 400 essays for "Urban Decay"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5  

Government Regulation of Urban Sprawl

- Government Regulation of Urban Sprawl While driving through Kansas on Highway 54 and looking at the beautifully green farmland rolling along for miles, it is hard to believe that in many places it is being destroyed by urban sprawl, until you get within 15 miles of Witchita and see where it has happened. Since the early 1980's, over 4 million acres of farmland have been consumed by urban sprawl ("Farming"1). Despite the fact that such a large amount of farmland has been lost, Edward L. Hudgins, Editor of Regulation magazine and Director of Regulatory Studies at the CATO Institute, believes: Whatever your preference, it should be none of the government's business nor the business of your f...   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
806 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Urban Gardening Program of Barangay Lias in Marilao, Bulacan

- Marilao is located at the northwest of Manila, and with an approximate distance of twenty kilometers between them, it will take you merely fifteen minutes to arrive at Marilao via the North Luzon Expressway and about thirty minutes through the Mcarthur Highway. Marilao is in Bulcan which belongs to Region III or Central Luzon and lies geographically on the points 120° 57’ longitude and 14° 46’, latitude. A third of its total land area of 2,625 hectares is generally flat comprising mainly of farmlands and residential subdivisions while the rest, predominantly in the east, composes mostly of rugged areas along with some hilly portions....   [tags: Program Analysis]

Term Papers
1821 words | (5.2 pages) | Preview

Urban Government and Private Development

- Urban Government and Private Development in Postindustrial Urban America ABSTRACT: As revenue-deprived cities in the United States depend more on developments aimed at attracting visitors, the governing bodies controlling this infrastructure play a larger role in urban government. This paper explores the case of one such development, Chicago’s Navy Pier. The author argues that the Pier’s redevelopment as a festival marketplace, which was based on public rhetoric and space, necessitated the creation of a public authority that compromised this vision....   [tags: Public Policy Politics]

Free Essays
6972 words | (19.9 pages) | Preview

Economic Development in Urban Areas

- Economic Development in Urban Areas Economic change has helped lead America into urban crisis for the following reasons. First of all, because urban problems are no longer confined to the inner city, but are regional in nature. The federal government has, also, largely drawn from the urban policy arena, thereby having cities and sates to develop their own solutions to local problems. Furthermore, the economy of cities is no longer organized around a central business district, but is dispersed throughout a metropolitan region....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
766 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

We Must Provide Housing for the Urban Poor

- Introduction The focus of this essay is to inform you about a pressing issue that has severe implications for the urban poor and to encourage you to take up action against this problem. The most serious of the issues the urban poor continuously deal with is housing and it has a multitude of far reaching affects on their daily lives. As a result, immediate action must be taken and I am calling on you to form a new policy that includes incentives for low-income housing construction and a green agenda to combat this issue....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

Term Papers
1820 words | (5.2 pages) | Preview

Challenges Of Sustainable Urban Development Developing Economies

- California might be the greenest, it is pushing new housing to less temperate climates such as Houston and Dallas, thus dramatically increasing carbon footprint (p. 212). The fifth section compares and contrasts the two opposing visions of environmentalism: Livingstone 's “big-city modernism” and Prince Charles 's “agrarian utopianism” (p. 215). After evaluating the contrasting visions, Glaeser supports the urban dense living. The sixth section highlights the challenge of sustainable urban development in developing economies....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty in the United States, City]

Better Essays
1059 words | (3 pages) | Preview

Urban Legends on the Web

- Urban Legends on the Web Urban legends are fascinating to almost everyone, and it would follow that there would be many websites available for the discussion of them. A simple search turns up thousands of "hits" on the subject, so how do we know which ones to believe. A good research site will have detailed information explaining the confirmation or rejection of the legend. References must be cited, especially when a legend is being "proven" as true. In addition, the site should also be easy to navigate and convenient....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

Strong Essays
1196 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

Urban Pollution and Waste Management

- Urban Pollution and Waste Management Urban pollution and waste management is a major problem in both the first and third worlds. The increases of major air pollutants in the atmosphere are causing damage to our waters and land. The increase of garbage and waste in urban areas, such as cities, are beginning to look like huge landfills, acid rain is causing forests and buildings to deteriorate, and finally ozone, which is caused from primarily transportation, is slowly suffocating the populations it affects....   [tags: Papers]

Strong Essays
1454 words | (4.2 pages) | Preview

Career Critique: Comparing Urban Planners and Biomedical Engineers

- Career Critique There are many different careers available in the world, ranging over a variety of different branches, subjects, and groups. Certain careers may interest certain people while others do not even show the most remote interest in them because different aspects of the careers appeal more to some people than others. In spite of their differences, all careers are essential to the function of today’s society as we know it. I have decided to do in depth research on two specific careers, urban planners and biomedical engineers....   [tags: occupations, government, jobs]

Better Essays
843 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

How Can Sustainable Development Save Urban Areas

- ... In the past, they usually drain the polluted water to rivers directly. In this way, lots of water are polluted and can be used no more. Sustainable development suggests to cleansing the polluted water before draining it. If so, we can use it again in the near future. It is just the main idea of sustainable development-"It is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs"(WCED,1987). In fact, sustainable development is the best way we can select now to relieve the problem of shortage of resources....   [tags: urbanization, housing, work, migration, resources]

Better Essays
820 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Environmental Holism and the Biophilic Hypothesis in Urban Planning

- Sustainability is becoming a much more common approach to many parts of society, a major one being urban planning. This technical and political process is concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment. Transportation networks, housing, and preservation and conservation of natural systems are all considered in urban planning. Though many ideas about sustainable living communities and urban planning have been proposed, most people are still hesitant to build a working model due to the expenses, change, and lack of interest in environmental health....   [tags: sustainability, technical and political processes]

Strong Essays
1089 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Parking Lots, the Story of Urban Redevelopment in Callowhill

- ... This caused unsatisfactory living conditions and the decline of property values within the neighborhood and the areas surrounding Callowill, Northern Liberties, Old City and Chinatown. The elimination of the blight, massive improvement to civil infrastructure and the expansion of new and existing industry in the area are vital to the prosperity of the neighborhood and city. The opening paragraphs depict the efforts that will be necessary to assure the success of the neighborhood and the city as a whole, these ideas for improvement on the surface are followed shortly by the underlying tone of redevelopment that would permeate throughout the project and haunt Callowhill long after the rede...   [tags: the decline of Industry in an Industrial town]

Term Papers
1876 words | (5.4 pages) | Preview

Urban Industrial Vertical Farming Around The World & Utilization

- URBAN INDUSTRIAL VERTICAL FARMING Around the World & Utilization The idea that this planet will run out of resources and space as close as 2050 is a scary thought. This is why different companies around the world have taken the initiative to step forward and lead the world in this new style of farming that is more suited to a vast growing population with limited resources. Several companies around the world have started this process, ranging from in Scandinavia, China, and Japan. The two leaders are in Sweden and China, bringing a new light to this style of farming innovation....   [tags: Agriculture, Sustainable agriculture]

Better Essays
1342 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

Class and Culture in Urban American

- Class and Culture in Urban American A gang is a loosely organized group of individual people who join forces for social reasons. Or anti-social reasons depending on how one looks at it. A person may join a gang for numerous reasons. These reasons include the need for “identity, discipline, recognition, love, money, and belonging.” 5 “Today there are approximately 274 Blood and Crip gangs in Los Angeles County alone.” 1 The gangs that are often in the news are usually made up of African-Americans....   [tags: Gangs Crimes Cultural Social Essays]

Powerful Essays
3799 words | (10.9 pages) | Preview

Urban Regeneration in the London Docklands

- Urban Regeneration in the London Docklands The London Docklands Development Corporation is located along the River Thames Estuary 2.a) The London Docklands had to close for many reasons. The main reason was the Second World War. The area suffered substantial bomb damage in the Second World War, which lead to the need for a substantial rebuilding programme. In the first 20 years after the Second World War, many buildings came to the end of their usefulness. A number of factors contributed to the decline in the importance of the Docklands....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
805 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Community Action Plan: Urban Garden at School

- ... Cure Children spend much of their day at school learning, building relations, and habits. The children build awareness surrounding food choices, as well as learn gardening skills through the creation of a school garden. Corona (2012) discusses a study involving children and the benefits of a school garden at Rockland County. In the study, they determined that the garden aided in physical exercise in addition to learning new items including math and science. Successes of a school garden have been seen in other communities....   [tags: health, nutrition, education]

Free Essays
694 words | (2 pages) | Preview

Sustainable Urban Form And Function Within Neighborhood Scale

- Sustainability has been widely acknowledged as a significant component of cities’ long-term development. Although scholars hold different views on the definitions of sustainability, however, the core pillars of sustainable development are generally classified as environment, economy and society (United Nations General Assembly 2005). These elements are equally important and mutually affected. Hence, a sustainable city is to make corporate development and sustainability in terms of environment, economy and society....   [tags: Sustainability, City, Landscape]

Strong Essays
1126 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and the Estidama Program

- 1 Introduction “Estidama” is an Arabic word for sustainability. Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s (UPC) Estidama Program is the government’s initiative to integrate principles of sustainability into Abu Dhabi’s urban development and economic master plan. Bespoke to the region’s culture, climate and physical environment, Estimate is developed to be more than just a set of principles or a rating system. It is presented as a way of life in the Arab world that will encourage sustainable urban and economic growth, protect the natural environment, and preserve Abu Dhabi’s unique cultural identity and historical assets (Estimate, 2010)....   [tags: sustainability, United Arab Emirates]

Research Papers
2585 words | (7.4 pages) | Preview

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate By Tim Urban Procrastination

- The world is filled with billions of people. Each one of them being unique in their own way none of them are the same. Although they are all different there is a unique characteristic that they all share or in other words have in commun. what is amazing about it is that they don 't even notice it. right now you might be thinking to yourself what exactly is that characteristic that makes us humans similar to one another in a way. Well you see no matter what race, culture ethnicity, skin color, or even the language you speak, we are all “procrastinators”....   [tags: Time management, Procrastination, Perfectionism]

Better Essays
1191 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

Urban Dwellers in Plainfield, Philadelphia

- Urban Dwellers in Plainfield, Philadelphia Plainfield's earliest settlers, like many others who pioneered this country, were seeking religious and political freedoms denied them in their own countries. By 1685, seven families (whose name identify them as "all good Scots") established farms along the Cedar Brook. But long before the arrival of the first settlers, Indians had frequented the area in their travels between the Hudson and Delaware rivers. Those living in the Plainfield area were the Watchungs, part of the Lenni-Lenape tribe....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
482 words | (1.4 pages) | Preview

Urban Sprawl and the Automobile

- Urban Sprawl and the Automobile Urban sprawl is a widespread concern that impacts land use, transportation, social and economic development, and most importantly our health. Poorly planned development is threatening our health, our environment and our quality of life. Sprawl is blamed for many things such as asthma and global warming, flooding and erosion, extinction of wildlife, and most importantly the public health such as social isolation and obesity due to people driving everywhere. Building offices, homes, shops, schools and other buildings influences the building of roads, transit and other transportation modes....   [tags: Driving Health Transportation Papers]

Powerful Essays
1954 words | (5.6 pages) | Preview

An Effective Urban Educator: My Future in Education

- There are many things that can define an effective urban educator. Some of these are dependent on the school setting, some on the home setting, some on the community setting, and others still from different elements of a child’s life. I’ve decided to look at limitations that schools place on teachers, an aspect of multicultural education in the classroom, an aspect of cultural background in the community and school population, and parental involvement in students’ education. A characteristic of an effective urban teacher is the ability to face and challenge the bureaucracy....   [tags: teaching, teachers]

Strong Essays
1151 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Violent Behavior And Crime Within The Urban Community

- “Violent Behavior and Crime in the Urban Community” A married couple drives home after a lovely date at their favorite restaurant. Upon the arrival at their home, the couple parks the car and walks towards the front door. The wife notices that door looks slightly ajar, and she immediately asks her husband if he had made sure the front door was locked before they left. The husband exclaims that he is positive he locked the door, but had this puzzled look on his face when he walked towards it. With his wife behind, the husband slowly opened the door, and reaches for the light switch placed next to it....   [tags: Crime, Police, Video game, Marriage]

Better Essays
1300 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

China’s Two-Class System: Urban and Rural

- Roots To fully understand what I argue as the class distinction of the rural and the urban it is important to look at the roots of this separation and the history from the initial separation to the present. By looking at the history as it relates to the separation, it can be deducted that the urban people benefit from the hindrance of the rural population; A clear sign of Marxian class-system. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power in 1949. From this time forward the changes in regional inequality match the phases of Chinese history remarkably well....   [tags: China]

Strong Essays
1107 words | (3.2 pages) | Preview

Urban Population, Megacities, and Motivation

- Urban Population, Megacities, and Motivation The social phenomenon of urbanization and emergence of megacities in the world’s inhabitation pattern is proved to be an effect that co-exists with human. The biggest launch of the early centuries was caused by the Industrial Revolution and in the latest years, Globalization, established a new basis to the issue. It has been observed to have had a most rapid growing rate in the 20th century due to mainly internal migration of native people from rural areas to cities, that in combination with the global growing birth rate and technology revolution has brought this effect to the proscenium of more economically developed countries and developing cou...   [tags: Urbanization Housing Big Cities Economy Essays]

Better Essays
805 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

Drugs In The Urban Community

- The real America is filled with abandoned houses, prostitution, and citizens that have no hope on life. How can this lifestyle become a normal living condition. Some say there is no chance on restoring the communities that were destroyed from drugs. Is our government aware of the hardship and poverty while they send troops to war. The infestation of drugs overtaking communities results in corruption in neighborhoods, destroying families, weakening the school system and increasing the crime and violence rate....   [tags: Descriptive Drugs Gangs]

Powerful Essays
1987 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

Moral Decay without God

- "One nation under God" and" In God we trust" are very well known statements that have been around Since the Beginning of our country. America has always stood upon Gods' word and the Bible. "Pericles built a civilization upon culture and it failed. Caesar built a Civilization upon power and it failed. Our forefathers founded the United States upon faith in God, and our country will survive only as it honors God." (Graham) When the morals our country was founded on begin to be taken away or are not abided by anymore, that is when the peace our country has always had will begin to vanish....   [tags: Divorce Rates, Secular Humanism]

Strong Essays
1172 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Urban Vs. Rural Education

- After reading Hallway Hangers, a sense of the complex relationship between poverty and education is gained: it a dualistic one. In some views, education is a means out of poverty, yet those who grow up poor often have different opportunities, hopes, and experiences in their school years. During my time thus far at Colgate, I have participated and watched many sporting events on campus, and found that local families attend and cheer with as much enthusiasm as the students. Similarly, on National Athletes appreciation Day last year the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) ran a program at both the elementary and high schools in Hamilton, providing question and answer periods for the st...   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
1395 words | (4 pages) | Preview

Urban Land Use Models

- Urban Land Use Models Often in geography models are used to try to explain something that we can see in the physical environment. During the 20th century a number of models were developed to try to explain how urban areas grew. Although models show a very general idea of the shape of the city, all of the ones described here have aspects that can be seen in most cities in the developed and developing world. The Burgess Model In 1925, E.W. Burgess presented an urban land use model, which divided cities in a set of concentric circles expanding from the downtown to the suburbs....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
1150 words | (3.3 pages) | Preview

Urban Survey of Vancouver

- Urban Survey of Vancouver I live in downtown. It is the heart of the Vancouver. It’s always busy and there are a lot of people on the streets most of the time. I believe that in my area everywhere you look you can see elements that identify that this is urban and is a part of Vancouver. The most obvious elements in downtown is of course would the high buildings. These are mostly the offices of the companies that may base in British Columbia, but also outside the British Columbia’s boundaries. These building are usually tall building, some of them have the logo of the company or companies on top of the front entrance or on the top of the building....   [tags: miscellaneous]

Free Essays
551 words | (1.6 pages) | Preview

Eminem and Urban Nightmare

- Alex Radovanovic uses some very successful persuasive writing in his article Eminem: an urban nightmare. He represents his views vividly with acute detail of his point of view on the issues. His main contention in the article is that Eminem the more he is ignored will not go away and the issues of violence, racism and sexism will fester in the minds of our youths. Alex’s opinion of Eminem songs and lyrics are as he refers to ‘make me uncomfortable – some of them are downright repulsive”. This use of strong persuasive language portrays to the reader that he thinks Eminem is not someone to be admired and that his lyrics are not peaceful but despicable and unacceptable....   [tags: essays research papers]

Free Essays
354 words | (1 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
2691 words | (7.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
1987 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

Urban Evangelism

- Urban Evangelism "…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 This commandment, given by Christ to his apostles, was one of action. First they were to go into their homes, or Jerusalem, then to their community, or Samaria, and then finally to the ends of the earth. The Christian church of today, however has lost sight of that directive. For too many years now we have sent thousands of missionaries abroad while ignoring the mission field next door....   [tags: Papers]

Strong Essays
2007 words | (5.7 pages) | Preview

Urban Legends

- Joel Beckwith Febuary 13, 2001 Urban Legends In this paper I will explain exactly what an urban legend is,and give some examples of very popular ones that have been passed by word of mouth for decades across the United States. 1 " An urban legend is a story that is so bizarre,horrifying,or unexplainable, that it makes something inside of us want to believe it." Urban Legends can have traced origins from other countries, universities, states, or people,that just decided to made up as incredible story and pass it on to their friends and family members....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1223 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

Urban Sprawl

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

Strong Essays
963 words | (2.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
583 words | (1.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
650 words | (1.9 pages) | Preview

Urban Perspectives

- The interpretation of an urban environment incorporates several perspectives that co-exist and interact to create an ultimate experience of an area. Contradictory views of a single region certainly exist however; together they create a single neighborhood because each district integrates different perceptions to generate a single experience. Although the appearance and performance of the city are the traditional focus of urban planning, the city's population and economic resources are an important concern which creates entirely different observation viewpoints....   [tags: World Cultures]

Strong Essays
1317 words | (3.8 pages) | Preview

Urban Myths

- Urban Myths It can all start with an e-mail or a couple of phone calls, and it can escalate into a possible international rumor or myth. According to About.com an urban myth is a “term used to describe an apocryphal – and actually false – story that plays on a general assumption or feeling shared by many, usually of fear or distrust, and that usually claims to expose a public danger (1). Urban myths usually push the lines of believability, and when one really tries to piece the story together and figure out the origin, he finds that it definitely does not prove to be true....   [tags: Rumors Myths Lies Essays Papers]

Better Essays
1437 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
495 words | (1.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
1261 words | (3.6 pages) | Preview

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]

Good Essays
843 words | (2.4 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
1238 words | (3.5 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
1909 words | (5.5 pages) | Preview

Urban sprawl

- This Halloween, Sean Clancy had the most original costume in his southern Pennsylvania neighborhood. The base layer of his costume wasn’t very exciting at all- a flannel shirt, jeans and boots. However, the next layer really made Clancy’s costume memorable. He tucked a street sign into his belt and draped a GAP bag from his left pocket. He hung a Coke can from his thigh and pinned a Sunoco gas rebate banner on his right knee. A KFC sign was just above his left knee, and Clancy’s mask was a US road atlas....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1282 words | (3.7 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
2719 words | (7.8 pages) | Preview

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]

Free Essays
3099 words | (8.9 pages) | Preview

Why Urban Called For A Crusade In 1095

- Why did Urban II call for a crusade in 1095. In order to establish reasons for Urban’s call for a crusade in 1095, we need to look at many accounts of the time, and find out what was happening in the rest of the Christian world which influenced both what and when he said what he did to launch the first crusade. At the time, religion played a major role in almost everyone’s daily lives, and the belief system of the afterlife was extremely strong. It was true that every Christian had a very vivid sense of sin, and believed that if one committed an act of sin, their afterlife would be spent in hell....   [tags: Religion]

Strong Essays
1511 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

Urban Heat Islands

- Urban Heat Islands For more than 100 years, it has been known that two adjacent cities are generally warmer than the surrounding areas. This region of city warmth, known as an urban heat island, can influence the concentration of air pollution. The urban heat island is formed when industrial and urban areas are developed and heat becomes more abundant. In rural areas, a large part of the incoming solar energy is used to evaporate water from vegetation and soil. In cities, where less vegetation and exposed soil exists, the majority of the sun's energy is absorbed by urban structures and asphalt....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

Free Essays
528 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

To Believe or Not to Believe, Modern Urban Legends

- To Believe or Not To Believe Modern Urban Legends Many people have heard the tale of the dotty grandmother who tried to dry off her damp poodle by placing it in the microwave oven. The dog exploded, sad to say the least , and Grandma has never been quite the same since. The story is not true; it is an urban legend, circulating by word of mouth since the 1970s (Brunvand, 108). Urban legends are popular stories alleged to be true and transmitted from person to person by oral or written communication....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1488 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

The Effects of Rapid Urbanisation on Urban Areas

- The Effects of Rapid Urbanisation on Urban Areas Urbanisation is the growth in the proportion of people living in urban areas compared to rural areas and has rapidly taken place over the last 200 years, particularly between 1800 and 1850, where there was a population explosion. Also, more recently, between 1950 and 1990, the proportion of people in the world living in urban areas increased by 20%. Currently the rate of urbanisation is much less rapid in MEDC’s than LEDC’s as a large majority of the population are already living in urban areas....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
774 words | (2.2 pages) | Preview

Pope Urban II

- The age leading up to the first crusade is detailed by many current historians, as well as Pope Urban II, as a time period where inhabitants "rage[d] against [their own] brothers and cut each other [to] pieces" (Peters, Baldric of Dol, 31) for economic and social advancement. In spite of these references, many people today believe that the Pope instigated the crusades for the sole reason of reclaiming Jerusalem. However, other motivations such as supplementary religious factors and the chance for economic, social, and political gain also played major roles....   [tags: Religion]

Strong Essays
1447 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

Urban Air Pollution.

- Urban Air Pollution The transportation sector is responsible for a large majority of air pollutants in our urban areas, including carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, which form ground-level ozone. Tens of millions of Americans live in areas not meeting at least one federal air quality standard. In 1990, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments to combat high emission levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and the creation of ground-level ozone by petroleum-based transportation fuels....   [tags: Papers]

Strong Essays
1080 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Overcrowding and Urban Planning in Victorian London

- Victorian London in Charles Dickens era was a city suffering under the weight of the masses of people that lived there. In Dickens' time, London was the largest city in the world, both due to its population increase and the urban sprawl caused by influx of so many people. There were nearly 4 million inhabitants of the 'Great City' at the height of the Victorian age. This number was an increase of nearly three million people over a period of approximately 30 years, there were many problems associated with such explosive growth, problems which were most recognizable during Charles Dickens lifetime....   [tags: European Europe History]

Powerful Essays
2506 words | (7.2 pages) | Preview

Repression, Isolation, Segregation and the Urban Ghetto

- Repression, Isolation, Segregation and the Urban Ghetto African Americans have systematically been denied equal opportunities and this is particularly true within American inner cities. The social, cultural, and economic isolation of these urban ghettos has profound impacts and affects on its dwellers. This isolation and segregation has led to the evolution of profoundly divergent and dichotomous life chances for black and white Americans. The black urban poor are confronted with a lifestyle that promotes oppositional culture to the norms of society and challenged by an everyday exposure to violence, drugs, and crime....   [tags: Blacks African Americans]

Powerful Essays
2853 words | (8.2 pages) | Preview

Teaching Standard English in Urban Schools

- Teaching Standard English in Urban Schools In our society, there are many cultures with language and dialect variations, but Standard English is the language of the dominant culture. Therefore, it is necessary for all students to learn to write and speak Standard English effectively. However, for many students of Urban school districts, especially African Americans, writing and speaking effective Standard English can occasionally pose a problem. Many African American students speak a variation of Standard English (Black Vernacular Speech) whose linguistic patterns sometimes conflict with those of Standard English....   [tags: Essays Papers]

Better Essays
871 words | (2.5 pages) | Preview

Suburban Living versus Urban Living

- Suburban Living versus Urban Living In the early nineteenth century, during the Industrial Revolution, Americans gradually began selling their farms and trading the common suburban life with the adventurous fast-pace urban life. Today the majority of the American population chooses to dwell in cities, towns or suburbs; however, there are still many families living the country lifestyle. What influences an individual to select one way of living over another. The area in which one's home is located has effects on their way of life....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
414 words | (1.2 pages) | Preview

Llandudno Urban Study

- Llandudno Urban Study Introduction Aim: 1. To study the land use pattern of Llandudno 2. To establish Llandudno's sphere of influence 3. To see the size of the CBD in Llandudno 4. To study Llandudno as a retail and tourism centre Hypotheses The hypotheses that I am going to use in this project are the following: 1. Llandudno has sphere of influence and this serves the hole of Conwy County; 2. The CBD can be found by the number of pedestrians; 3....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
1401 words | (4 pages) | Preview

The Downside to Land Use and Urban Development

- The Downside to Land Use and Urban Development   Excessive land use and urban development are a problem, because it causes pollution and it robs animals of their homes.  When man extends his boundaries into nature, nature has no choice but to go somewhere else.  Expansion and population are the cause of this environmental problem.  I propose to set a standard for land development for every city.  In that I also propose that each city should impose a set number of persons to live in that city.  Each city must impose stricter guidelines for waste management.  Finally I propose that the city set limits for development, and expansion....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

Powerful Essays
1520 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

The Two Major Causes of the Urban Underclass

- Soc. 456 The Two Major Causes of the Urban Underclass Today in the United States, as well as in many other affluent, industrialized nations, there exists an urban underclass, which is defined as a class of people that comprises members of low-income households who have little or no participation in the workforce (Gilbert 2003, p. 274). Currently there are predominantly two distinct, conflicting views of why the underclass exists. On one hand, there is the notion that the underclass is simply the result of its members, who lack values and morals, and advocate unemployment (Whitman and Thornton 1986)....   [tags: essays research papers]

Strong Essays
1881 words | (5.4 pages) | Preview

Teaching Standard English in Urban Schools

- How Does an Educator Teach Standard English in Urban Schools, and is it Necessary. For the first section of my Inquiry Article, I posed the question: "How Does an Educator Teach Standard English in Urban Schools, and is it Necessary. I chose this question because I plan to teach in an urban school district, and I know urban students often have a difficult time learning to speak Standard English. I also know that speaking non Standard English can affect a student's acceptance and advancement in society....   [tags: Teaching Education]

Powerful Essays
1583 words | (4.5 pages) | Preview

Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience

- Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience From its conception, hip hop has been branded as music for uneducated street hoods. But, the debut album of the obscure group, Midnight Voices, shatters this stereotype with its thought-provoking commentary on the Black experience in urban America. Featuring saxophone, keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion, along with the scratches and cuts typically found in rap, Midnight Voices delivers its urgent message of racial injustice with its equally impressive music....   [tags: Music Essays]

Strong Essays
1173 words | (3.4 pages) | Preview

Urban Life in Hong Kong and Tibet

- Urban Life in Hong Kong and Tibet Where they live --------------- In Tibet, people in more urban areas live in houses made of either wood or stones depending on what materials are more easily available in a particular area. The roof is made of tree trunks which is then covered in a thick layer of clay like the house shown below. [IMAGE] There are usually three or four floors with stairs made of tree trunks on the outside. The ground floor is usually for the animals, the second where most of the bedrooms are and the highest floor is for the toilet so it doesn't stink the rest of the house....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
899 words | (2.6 pages) | Preview

The Industrial Revolution and the Life in Urban Society

- The Industrial Revolution and the Life in Urban Society The Industrial Revolution began in the late eighteen and nineteenth centuries due to a rapid emergence of modern industrial production that changed society significantly. Goods that were produced in homes and small family businesses began to be produced in large industrial factories. As a result of this, productivity and efficiency increased dramatically, which caused a significant shift in the present economy. The Industrial Revolution led to the growth of cities as people moved from rural areas to the city in order to find work....   [tags: History Marx Economics Industrial Essays]

Powerful Essays
1839 words | (5.3 pages) | Preview

Should Americans Fear Urban Terrorism?

- SHOULD AMERICANS FEAR URBAN TERRORISM As long as there are American based militia groups, there will be the threat of Americans being attacked by other Americans. Even the majority of the membership in radical right-wing organizations finds the thought of terrorizing their fellow American citizens absurd. But when you have these types of organizations there is always a chance that a few personalities will turn to extreme measures to gain the attention of the media and the public’s mind. Until every radical right-wing organization discloses their goals and methods of achieving those goals are disclosed, there will be a threat of future urban terrorist attacks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

Good Essays
533 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

Vulnerability Assessment for Urban Medical Clinic

- Vulnerability Assessment for Urban Medical Clinic 1. Use the Probability & Severity Legend below to rank the probability and severity of the disasters listed on the worksheet. Consider how each potential disaster might affect employee attendance, job performance, technology ‘downtime,’ and client services, among other consequences. The ranking process is subjective, so there is no “right” or “wrong” answer. 2. Calculate the Vulnerability Level for each potential disaster by multiplying the Probability ranking by the Severity ranking....   [tags: Business Analysis]

Free Essays
1497 words | (4.3 pages) | Preview

Urban Myth Story - Original Writing

- Urban Myth Story - Original Writing It was a very murky, misty night. The wind was whistling. A young lady was driving down a deserted road in her small car. It was around half ten at night, Mary was driving home from University. She was very tired and apprehensive, as she was driving alone at night along an abandoned road. As she was driving, the full moon was shone through the bare branches casting eerie shadows on the path where she saw a strange lady. She looked closer and saw a frail, old lady hobbling down the road....   [tags: Papers]

Free Essays
817 words | (2.3 pages) | Preview

An Investigation To Show The Varying Amounts Of Microbial Decay Caused By The Amounts Of Water Added to Soil

- An Investigation To Show The Varying Amounts Of Microbial Decay Caused By The Amounts Of Water Added to Soil Aim: Our aim is to find the best type of soil for microbial decay. Apparatus ========= * 15 pieces of raw cabbage 4cm2 (three in each pot), * Five plastic pots, * Five pots of different types of Soil/Compost, * Five labels, * Weighing scale, * Rulers * We will put all pots in the same place making the temperature the same for each pot (room temperature)....   [tags: Biology Lab Report]

Free Essays
1596 words | (4.6 pages) | Preview

Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Maddy’s NO Past, NO Present, NO Future

- Cultural Decay in T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future In both T.S. Eliot’s poem "The Waste Land" and Yulisa Amadu Maddy’s novel NO Past, NO Present, NO Future, the characters experience a downfall. It is human nature, though, to experience some sort of self-destruction. W.B. Yeats wrote the line "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold." Humanity tends to cling to that which is most destructive to itself, whether it is intended or not....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot Maddy Essays]

Powerful Essays
1408 words | (4 pages) | Preview

Chewing Gum

- Introduction The words chewing gum can be defined as “a type of soft candy that you chew but do not swallow”(Merriam Webster 2013). Humans have chewed gum for thousands of years (American Dental Association, 2013). The Greeks, Mayans, and American Indians all chewed a type of gum-like substance (Noren Laura 2013). The Native Americans who met the European colonists passed chewing gum to them (Wrigley Jr. Company 2012). This early form of gum was the sap of the spruce tree from when it is cut (Wrigley Jr....   [tags: Tooth Decay, Increased Heartrate]

Better Essays
945 words | (2.7 pages) | Preview

Cults and the Moral Decay of Society

- I. Introduction A. Cults are becoming prominent in our society. B. Main points Secret organizations such as cults have been around for a long time and yet, more our emerging into our society. Cults preform acts, that are against the laws of the countries that govern them. C. More cults are emerging from society, and therefore is causing more rebellion against the spirit of goodness. II. Opposing view A. Some people believe that religious cults, are not cult at all, instead they are communities that promote personal wealth and well -being....   [tags: Exemplification Essays, Argumentative]

Strong Essays
2500 words | (7.1 pages) | Preview

The Problems of Urban Areas in Economically Less Developed Countries

- The Problems of Urban Areas in Economically Less Developed Countries It is generally believed that urban areas in ELDCs will suffer for worsening problems, even as economic activities and capital formation increase. The unique urban problems that urban areas face in ELDCs include urban sprawl, congestion(traffic and people), lack of infrastructure (clean water, housing, roads, transport, etc) and pollution. This essay will discuss why this trend of worsening problems is more likely by examining the factors that exacerbate these problems....   [tags: Papers]

Better Essays
1418 words | (4.1 pages) | Preview

The Reasons for the Change in Population of Urban and Rural Population

- The Reasons for the Change in Population of Urban and Rural Population I have chosen Peru as the LEDC that I shall study to help me examine the reasons for the change in population of urban and rural population. In Peru the rural areas tend to have a higher percentage of younger and older people (the non-productive dependents) than those of working age (16 to 65). In urban areas of Peru the young dependants account for just over a third of the population as opposed to nearly half in rural areas....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
745 words | (2.1 pages) | Preview

The Impact of Urban Legends Throughout History and Around the World

- The Impact of Urban Legends Throughout History and Around the World Urban legends have always intrigued me. I am unsure if it is the scare factor that intrigues me, the way in which some of them are told, or some of the lessons that are supposed to be taken from them but one thing I know for sure is that I do not stand alone in this belief. In fact urban legends are told all over the world, even in countries that many have never heard of before. Many people of all backgrounds find them to be mystifying and sometimes even alarming....   [tags: Expository Impact Papers]

Strong Essays
1730 words | (4.9 pages) | Preview

Why so Much Crime is Committed in Urban Areas

- Why so Much Crime is Committed in Urban Areas Crime in urban areas has been on the increase since the 1950s, why. What has happened to cause crime to become almost an accepted part of inner city life. There are plenty of crime figures available for every city in the world, but reading numbers from a list does not explain why more crimes are being committed, to try to understand we have to look at what has changed in urban communities and how these changes have affected the people that live there....   [tags: Papers]

Good Essays
615 words | (1.8 pages) | Preview

Truth and the Urban World in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

- Truth and the Urban World in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg Ohio exhibits a pattern in which withdrawal and return from the urban world into a ‘green’ or natural world occurs. While withdrawn into nature characters commonly undergo a period of contemplation, followed by a return to the city. Repeatedly the characters of Winesburg, Ohio play out this scenario of withdrawal and return. This forges a convention that Anderson uses in conjunction with the narration to address the discontent of the individual in the modern world....   [tags: Papers]

Better Essays
1593 words | (4.6 pages) | Preview

Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools

- Review of Kozol's Article on Urban Public Schools Elements The first element of Kozol’s article is the reality of urban public schools and the isolation of their students. Jonathan Kozol illustrates a grim reality about the unequal attention given to urban and suburban schools. The article explains how Kozol specifically looks at how they reflect institutional discrimination and the failure to address the needs of minority children. The article notes that these are the inequalities of the title, seen in the way schools in predominantly white neighborhoods are more likely to have sufficient funding, while schools in poor and minority neighborhoods do not....   [tags: Education Article Analysis]

Free Essays
1664 words | (4.8 pages) | Preview

Urban Political Machine In New York: Tammany Hall

- In the middle of the nineteenth century, several factors contributed to the growth and expansion of cities in the United States. The 1850s saw a fantastic peak in the immigration of Europeans to America, and they quickly flocked to cities where they could form communities and hopefully find work1. The rushing industrialization of the entire country also helped to rapidly convert America from a primarily agrarian nation to an urban society. The transition, however, was not so smooth. Men and women were attracted to the new cities because of the culture and conveniences that were unavailable to rural communities....   [tags: American History]

Good Essays
1100 words | (3.1 pages) | Preview

Which Groups Pose an Urban Terrorist Threat

- WHICH GROUPS POSE AN URBAN TERRORIST THREAT There is not one particular group that poses an urban terrorist threat as long as the spread of the message is the only goal of the movement. Many organizations wish to gain the understanding of “outsider Americans” and try to reach as many sympathizers as possible for their movement. The problem arises when an organization seeks to gain understanding or recognition through force. An organization becomes an actual threat when they start to build up arms, purchase biological or chemical weapon supplies, or cast threats to surrounding areas....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

Free Essays
515 words | (1.5 pages) | Preview

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Urban Decay"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5