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Urban And Rural Areas Of Life

- Experts have said that the experiences that a child encounters in their surroundings throughout their childhood can either enhance or inhibit the unfolding of their inborn potential (12). Urban and rural communities showcase in many differences in a variety of categories. One of these areas is child welfare. Not only do urban children experience areas of life differently than those in rural communities, but they also receive resources adversely. However, there are actions that we, as a society, can take in order to ensure that all child have the opportunity to thrive....   [tags: City, Urban area, Population, Sociology]

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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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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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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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The High Tech Sector That Affect The Urban Areas Of Texas

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

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The Impact of Rooftop Gardens in Urban Areas

- What are the impacts, positive or negative, of rooftop gardens in urban areas and should they be instigated. The investigation is being instigated in order to determine the true impacts of rooftop gardens on surrounding or involved communities as well as the environment itself. Through this investigation, the effectiveness of rooftop gardens, its costs and benefits and its sustainability (short or long term) will be assessed. A rooftop garden is any garden established on the roof of a building. These gardens are visually attractive as well as means of controlling overall heat absorption, a means of providing food (if a vegetable garden), architectural enhancement and recreational opportuniti...   [tags: sustainability, environment, ancient history]

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

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

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Economic Development Because of Rural Areas Migration

- Urban rural migration refers to as the change of people from one geographical area to another, whether permanently or temporarily. The reasons as to why people make migrate usually differ from ones personal level. Migration, therefore, has socio- economic, demographic and educational characteristics that affect a particular individual or family. If development was referred as having access to available resources, we see that whether it is access to clean water, income, health care, good and clean environment, or education then rural areas would not be at par....   [tags: urban areas, rural migration, agriculture]

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The Transition Process Between Rural Urban Areas And Current Land Use Patterns

- Introduction In the last decades, urbanisation has become a phenomenon on a global scale. In 1995, the number of people living in urban areas was approximately 2.4 billion and estimated to double in 30 years (Antrop, 2000). The rapid urbanisation might produce an undesirable outcome for the natural environment. Brown (2001) showed that cities were accounted for nearly 80% of carbon emissions, 60% of water used daily for people and 76% of manufactured timber. Therefore, we need to understand the transition process between rural-urban areas and current land use patterns, in order to use our resources more efficiently....   [tags: City, Urban area, Ecology, Suburb]

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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]

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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]

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Benefits Of Banking Services For Rural And Urban Areas

- In today’s world it is very important to have different kind of products and services for people who don’t have account. Bank should provide different schemes for rural and urban areas. Schemes can be made on the basis of employment also like people who work on daily basis should be allowed to save small amount of money in the bank. Financial literacy is important for financial inclusion because people are not yet awareness about the banking facilities and they fell into the hands of non financial institutions mainly it happens in rural areas....   [tags: Bank, Financial services, Mobile phone]

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Demographic Transition From Rural to Urban Areas

- From 2000 until 2030 the urbanized areas will be nearly tripled1 because of the demographic transition from rural to urban. The use of dark building materials, such as asphalt and concrete, leads to a lower albedo in urbanized areas than in natural environment2, fostering local and global warming. In turn, the increase in urban albedo might support climate stabilization efforts3. Here, we investigate the potential effect of the increase in albedo in a representative set of European cities relying on instantaneous radiative forcing (IRF), urban cooling and the consequent effect on mortality, ozone formation and energy use....   [tags: european cities, global climate change]

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Urban Transition - The Plague in Disguise

- Urban Transition - The Plague in Disguise Introduction According to Ronald Skeldon, author of “Demographic and Urban Transitions in a Global System and Policy Responses” Urban Transition is the transitions to societies where a large majority of the population is concentrated in urban areas. Urban transition is one of the phenomenon which has an impression of being both positive and negative part of development. Urban transition has a potential to positively impact a nation by increasing the economy growth and reducing the poverty....   [tags: Urban Areas, Society, Large Population, Culture]

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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]

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How Can Best Practices Be Established Within The Urban Areas Of Peterborough?

- Currently within the city of Peterborough, there are debates on certain animal control laws regarding the allowance of backyard chickens and best practices of them in urban areas. This is the issue that I have chosen to write and conduct my research project on. The research question that I plan to base my writing on is as follows; how can best practices be established within the urban areas of Peterborough in order to promote or allow backyard chickens. I intend to take a comparative approach with this research project, in addition to critiquing the current laws in Peterborough....   [tags: Research, Scientific method, Local food]

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Management Influences Organizational Growth in Urban Areas

- CRITICALLY ANALYZE HOW THE STUDY OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR WILL INFLUENCE THE GROWTH AND EXCELLENCE OF AN ORGANIZATION BASED IN NAIROBI OR ANY OTHER URBAN AREA. INTRODUCTION: Robbins, (1986) defines an organization as a continuously coordinated social unit composed of two or more people that function on a relatively continuous basis to achieve a common goal. Nzuve ,(1999) described it as a coordinated social setting where people interact in order to achieve a basic aim. An organization is composed of two or more persons may include hospitals, churches, schools, Government Ministries, Trade Unions etc....   [tags: behavior, communication, conflict]

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Health Differences and Availability in Urban and Rural Areas

- People throughout their lives hear about “city folks” and “country folks”. Whether it was that city people were snobby or country people were dumb, there have been biases against both. However, many people do not know the definition of urban and rural, nor do they know about how healthcare differentiates between the two. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of urban is “of, relating to, characteristic of, constituting a city. (Merriam-Webster). Rural is defined as “of or relating to the country.” (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Health Care]

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The Major Problems Associated with Rapid Urbanization

- ... Many incipient migrants to cities in LEDCs cannot afford housing. They are coerced to build ephemeral accommodation in spontaneous settlements. Rio de Janerio, Brazil's most sizably voluminous settlements, contains a population of approximately 11.7 million people. Natural Increase is one reason for its magnification (this is when the birth rate is higher than the death rate). The population has withal grown as the result of urbanization. This has been caused by rural to urban migration. Millions of people have migrated from Brazil's rural areas to Rio de Janeiro....   [tags: cities, urban areas]

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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]

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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]

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Development in Flood Zone

- The world population has more than doubled in last 50 years (from 2.52 billion in 1950 to 6 billion in 2000). Moreover the United Nations (1999) estimate that 97% of growth is taking place in less developed countries, with Africa as a fast growing Area. Cities such as Bombay, Calcutta, Karachi, Jakarta, Nairobi, Manila, Lagos and Cairo are examples of rapid human concentration. This makes the current planning strategies insufficient and ineffective (if they even exist). Consequently, slums and squatters and informal settlements in those cities are the expression of a marginalization of a big and growing range of city dwellers (Sietchiping 2000)....   [tags: Population, Urban Areas]

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Living in Slums: Living Conditions in Africa

- The infrastructures are frequently self- built from wood, cardboard, plastic, waste roofs and brick. Most of them are without windows, doorways, adequate ventilation, and are often small living spaces that are shared with one or two other household families. The floors are made of earth. These places are not livable for human beings nevertheless, slum dwellers have no other alternative. Slums are a severe failure because they lack infrastructural conditions that affect slum dwellers physically, socially and emotionally....   [tags: Migration, Rural Areas, Urban Areas]

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Geography of Fear and Fear of Crime

- Geography of fear and fear of crime in society today has been widely researched. In this essay fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime. This essay will explain Cater and Jones statement and discuss how media portrayal, environmental incivility in urban leading to loss of authority of space by local people and urban encroachment of rural areas shape the ‘geography of fear’. These factors at individual, neighbourhood and community level will be evaluated in ways so fear of crime can be reduced in urban and rural areas....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]

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The Significance of Forests

- Introduction Forests can shape our landscape; they can provide immeasurable appeal to rural and peri-urban areas, defining the inherent landscape character. Furthermore, the significance of design interpretation can facilitate management objectives and outcomes; particularly in proximity to centers of population. Wherein, the community has an affinity, vested interest, general interest or typically a fear of change. Historic landscape design: The major influence on the forest landscape was the Forestry Act 1919, and creation of the Forestry Commission (FC); there remit was to create a strategic timber reserve demanded by the war effort....   [tags: Landscapes, Rural, Peri-Urban Areas]

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The Impact of Tourism in the Last 30 Years on Urban Areas in the MEDW

- The Impact of Tourism in the Last 30 Years on Urban Areas in the MEDW Tourism is essentially the industry of making money from travelling people, and a very new industry at that, having expanded hugely since the 1960s. In 2000 there were approximately 600 million tourists world-wide, over 10% of the total world population. It is one of the largest, (if not the largest) global industries, being the EU`s largest employer. Tourists originate mostly from the MEDW, (more economically developed world) and visit tourist locations in both the LEDW, (less economically developed world) and MEDW, generating employment in both these areas, to staff the demand for new services....   [tags: Papers]

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A Study on Retailing in Malaysia

- ... This gives consumers choice to make the right purchasing decisions even if the price of each brand is different for the same product. For example, in traditional retail stores selling brand of chocolate malt flavored drink such as Milo, Vico, Ovaltine and Cadbury. These products also have a variety of sizes to meet consumer wants. However, preferred brands available in grocery stores are limited compared to the options available in the giant retail stores. In order to help the low-income consumers in urban area, Malaysia government has introduced Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) for them....   [tags: urban and suburban areas, brands]

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Crime in Japan and New Zealand

- Every country has different circumstances for the offences. Firstly, Japan is known as a one of most safety country in the world. Secondly, New Zealand has an aspect which is a trend of raising crime rate especially petty ones. I have been watching Japan as citizen for more than forty years, and, I had an opportunity to see the New Zealand’s now and past as a foreign student. Based upon these observations, I am going to exploring provisions or solutions for the rising crime rate. I have lived in one of state-of-the-art city in Japan which call Kobe-city from 2004 to 2010....   [tags: rural and urban areas, japan]

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What Exactly is the Typical American Family

- For numerous years now, when we think of the typical American family, our thoughts often go to the suburbs. We picture a family with a father, mother and the average 2.5 children. This ideal family most likely has it's roots in the 1950's. After World War II,, there was a significant move from urban and rural areas to the newly formed suburbs. A substantial part of this move can be attributed to the low interest mortgage loans supplied by the GI bill, signed into law in 1944.1 There was also another significant change coming to the American family, the television set....   [tags: ideal family, suburbs, urban areas, millenials]

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Economic Development in three Urban Areas: Atlanta, Baltimore and Cleveland

- Executive Summary The following pages review the comprehensive strategies that have been used by the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore and Cleveland to improve their economic conditions. It should become apparent to the reader that the fate of each city is determined by many factors including historical events, the balance of power between stakeholder groups, the ability of the city to capitalize on federal programs and the relationships between the private sector and the community. Unfortunately, no clear winning strategy arose from each city’s economic development efforts; they all caused both gainers and losers....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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India: Universal Brotherhood Concept

- ... Judicial process is murky, victim is seen as a taboo, and police is unexpectedly unfriendly. Saving a few states, such as Gujrat, Kerala and Goa, none of the Indian states come in the good book of tourists. In most of the places women don’t feel safe; most of the places are notoriously in-famed for being infested with swindlers who are in look for making an easy buck; and India a country of 1.2 billion is hardly famed known for its cleanliness. With so many points going against us it is but expected for India to be treated as an inferior tourist destination....   [tags: tourists, urban and rural areas, government]

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Delinquency and Gang Violence

- Delinquency and gang violence has disturbed many communities in Urban African American areas. Engaging youth in community programs may take away from the violence, focusing on the missing factor within delinquents. Youth delinquents are molded into violent criminals before they have a chance to build themselves, the known reason is there communities have a part in there behavior. A problem many communities are faced with is delinquency and gangs. Delinquency and gangs begin to pull in the similarities and focus more on the meaning connected to youth violence from the past to the present....   [tags: Communities, Urban, African American Areas]

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Tourism Industry

- Tourism industry is influenced by various factors including sociocultural evolution and political relationship. Particularly after the Islamic Revolution of 1978 in Iran, a new policy on tourism brought new conditions of tourism with emphasis on pilgrimage tourism. Generally, tourism is known as one of the essential element of rural development. In Iran, there are many sacred places where are regularly visited by pilgrimages. Some of the holy places are located in rural areas, and they are attractive to many visitors....   [tags: Urban Development, Rural Areas]

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Evolution Of Urban And Urban Development

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

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Urban And Rural Urban Development

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

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Students in Urban Schools

- An urban student faces many disadvantages when attending school regardless of whether they attend a public or private school. Before we can consider how to take an urban student seriously we must examine where they are from. Urban students are those living in higher density communities within the inner-cities; areas of diversity, poverty, crime and low-income. Today we can best assign the term “urban school” to public schools that are in these metropolitan areas. Many of these schools exist within educational systems that lack sufficient resources and quality educators to ensure their educational needs are met....   [tags: Urban Education, Urban Students]

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The Urban Sprawl Effect on Regionalism

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

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Transformation of Urban and Natural Landscape

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

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High Cost of Urban Sprawl

- Urban Sprawl is an intricate concept that is mostly known as low density, automobile dependent development beyond the edge of employment and services zones. This type of development is ubiquitous in the United States since the end of World War II. Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl has raised immense number of concerns in various areas, such as: environmental impacts, loss of farmland, traffic problems, urban decline, taxpayer subsidy, loss of community, housing, as well as some unspecific concerns....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Decline in Comprehensive Urban Planning

- The decline in comprehensive urban planning was one of the major assets in determining the capitalist view facing social resistance. This made it difficult for planners considering the number of critiques that persistently argued about the impact of planning. This is because cities have changed; there was no way to hold a consistent plan. The conflict between the central controls needed to perform comprehensive urban planning versus the capitalism in which individual property holders say about of how things are done because of their interests in their property....   [tags: Urban Planning]

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The Environmental Impacts Of Urban Growth

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

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Urban Sprawl : A Growing Economy

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

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The Problem Of Urban Sprawl

- Group #6 Policy Debate Sofia U., Johan C., Bridgette C., Madison A., Erika K., Amayrani V., & Cameron P. Intro-Sofia Usrey Urban sprawl has been known to have no question of its occurrence because the signs are all but hidden from plain site. These new areas of development often will spring up next to rural or undeveloped areas or by deteriorating central cities. When it comes to talking about metropolitan growth, there are three kinds of developments that follow under the umbrella of urban sprawl: leapfrog development, strip or ribbon development, and low-density single-dimensional development....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban sprawl, Urban area]

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Japanese Urban Planning

- Since 1918, urban planning throughout Japan has continuously been changing. When Japan first began urban planning, the main focus was of the industrial society that was dominated numerous of Japan’s cities. As time went on, the industries stayed in the cities and the government then had to deal with the problems of industries, including environmental problems along with population increases. At the beginning, numerous of the plans and strategies were based on what other cities Europe had done and this strategy continued throughout the urban planning process....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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A Theory Of Urban Environment

- During the 1920s, sociologists Robert E. Park and Ernest Watson Burgress developed a theory that proposed that cities are similar to environments found in nature, regulated by fundamental assumptions similar to those that govern the natural world. Specifically, this theory holds the notion that the overall structure of cities is based on the struggle for limited land use. Over time, urban ecology has evolved to include a wider spectrum where it now generally refers to a subsection of ecology that studies the interactions among human beings, plants, and animals within an urban and metropolitan area, as well as the effects that urbanization have on natural ecosystems and biodiversity within th...   [tags: City, Urban area, Urbanization, Ecology]

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The Rise Of Urban America

- The rise of Urban America began in the mid 1800’s with the dawn of the industrial revolution. With it came a rapid increase in the population of cities. This movement towards cities did not last forever, and after WWII, much of the population of cities moved to the suburbs. With the growth and decline of urban environments, and the growth of suburban environments, there has become a mixture of different types of local governments, some of which overlap the same geographical areas. Some view this hodgepodge as a problem, and have offered various solutions....   [tags: City, Urban area, Suburb, Town]

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Urban Renewal: The History of City of Buffalo

- After his completion of the Delaware Park and Parkway system with Calvert Vaux throughout Buffalo, New York, Frederick Law Olmsted declared Buffalo as “the best planned city, as to its streets, public places and grounds, in the United States, if not the world.” Inspired largely by the baroque styling of Paris, France, Olmstead wished to create a park within urban Buffalo but rather put the city of Buffalo in a park system. The parks were non-gated and easily accessible for all patrons creating an ever changing green space across an urban vista....   [tags: project, urban landscape, architectural]

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Urban Deisgn

- Urban design continues to exist in our everyday lives. The elegance of buildings and their architectural structure stand out in cities competing to show their uniqueness and radiance. Not every urban design can show off their styles. The buildings people pass by in every day urban areas manage to connect with people. The urban design has different forms; it can be either contemporary or futuristic. It is interesting to investigate about just how futuristic can a design be and how acceptable it can become to the public....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Urban Transportation

- Most people take the urban public transportation system for granted. It is used in every aspect of our daily lives: work, education, medical necessities, recreation, etc. It is also important for the transportation of goods and services, which aids the growth and maintenance of our economy. Urban public transportation is the critical component of our quality of life and economic stability. The MBTA, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is Boston and Eastern Massachusetts’s major transportation service....   [tags: Urban Research ]

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Rapid Growth Of Urban Cities

- The rapid growth of urban cities and its impact of urban dwellers have been given much attention. Urbanization is closely linked to modernization, industrialization and the sociological process of rationalization (Angel, 2012). Urbanization as we know began with the industrial revolution in the 18th century and has only been on the rise ever since our cities have been luring people for various reasons, the basic one being the hope for a better life. CONCENTRIC ZONE MODEL: THE ZONE I WAS RAISED. The concentric zone model is a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially arranged in series of rings....   [tags: City, Urban area, Central business district, Town]

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The Urban Village Is Gaining Popularity Of The Uk

- Formative essay: Drawing on specific examples, explore the ways in which ‘villages don’t make a city’ (Biddulph) As Biddulph (2000) acknowledges in his paper “Villages Don’t Make a City”, the urban village is gaining popularity in the UK. The polycentric city structure is by many regarded as a model for the future. However, there is an ongoing discussion on whether sustainable cities should be ‘monocentric’; built around a main body, or ‘polycentric’; consisting of several smaller, oftentimes independent entities or villages....   [tags: City, Village, Sustainability, Urban design]

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Urban Sprawl And Urbanization

- Urban sprawl or urbanization is the migration of people from big towns or cities to more rural areas . One of the main reasons why people do this because of over crowded places or want to move to different areas to live . Urban sprawl is not a new concept even back to the ancient cities , people would move out into more rural areas in the country instead of living in over populated towns . But when people moved out into the country they wanted to build more houses and build roads , so they had to build over certain places and dig up resources to build ....   [tags: City, Rural area, Population, Urban area]

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Urban Sociology Focus On The Metropolitan Region

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

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Performance of Urban Schools vs Suburban Schools

- Students who go to school in urban schools are not given the same opportunities as a child their age in a suburban area school. Students who go to school in urban schools are put at a disadvantage compared to students who go to school in suburban areas. As a pre-service teacher it is my responsibility to work toward fixing this injustice and inform my surrounding community. As we look into this injustice we see how there are many solutions to this problem and that the government and people need to educated about this issue....   [tags: Urban Schools Funding]

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Urban Education Issues

- Education is an integral part of society, school helps children learn social norms as well as teach them how to be successful adults. The school systems in United States, however are failing their students. In the world as a whole, the United States is quickly falling behind other countries in important math and reading scores. The United States ranked thirtieth in math on a global scale and twentieth in literacy. This is even more true in more urban, lower socio-economic areas in the United States....   [tags: urban districts, test scores, school system]

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

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

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The High Price of Urban Sprawl

- Urban sprawl is a social pattern describing the way cities continue to grow outward uncontrollably. People who do not want to live in an urban atmosphere often seek refuge in suburban areas that have access to metropolitan areas. As more people follow this trend the suburban areas slowly become developed and new areas must be sought for people to inhabit. This leaves some city workers commuting in trains, cars, or even buses for hours. Urban sprawl is not the luxury that it seems to be but actually a social pattern with a great deal of costs....   [tags: Urbanization Urban Essays]

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Using Spatial Planning For The Rural Urban Divide

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

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Urban Poverty in 18th Century America Depicted in Riis', How the Other Half Lives

- With his book How the Other Half Lives, Riis offers the audience a glimpse into the unsettling and unnoticed reality of the urban poverty in America at the turn of the 19th century. Not only he revealed the dark side of the society, he also showed the urgent need for change. Riis used emotional as well as logical appeal to support his argument in favor of the need for a social reform. By combining powerful pictures and detailed annotations accounting the conditions of life in the New York, Riis made How the Other Half Lives unique and very effective in delivering his message and initiating a change....   [tags: Urban Poor]

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Changes due to Urban Renewal in Pyrmont-Ultimo

- In 1900, Pyrmont was an important port and industrial area, with a population of almost 30 000 people. There was a wide range of industries and services present including wharves, dockyards, warehouses, abattoirs, wool stores, railway yards and even an incinerator for the disposal of Sydney’s waste. It was deemed a working-class suburb with a predominantly Irish/Catholic population. As the income for Pyrmont was only modest, semi-detached cottages were the most common type of housing present. In the 1960’s however, Pyrmont-Ultimo was deteriorating at a fast rate and became an unfortunate example of urban decay....   [tags: port, industrial area, urban decay, Australia]

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The Construction Of Urban Planning

- Introduction Urban planning is a process that relates to the use of a piece of land; its development, maintenance and protection. Primarily, it involves creating a practical design that distributes each component of the city while including unique values dedicated to a certain group of people. The plan has to follow a certain criteria concerning regulations, environmental issues, public facilities, and economic growth. This process is important to determine and assure that an available space will be used in the most functional way possible and that its citizens will be satisfied with their surroundings....   [tags: City, Urban planning, Urban area]

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An Analysis of Policy Levers for Increasing Sustainability of the City of Ottawa’s Urban Transportation System

- Introduction Cities are the epitome of regional, national and international hubs that represent the congregation of people, a healthy social vitality, and are the symbol of wealth. They are economic, social, and environmental metropolises that are the aim of smaller, striving municipalities. Nonetheless, most cities are plagued by urban unsustainability where the car is the focal point of transport, making traffic denser than numerous buildings and car ownership greater than the city’s population....   [tags: Canada, urban planning/issues]

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A Personal Experience with Urban Sprawl

- I’m one year old and my mother and father move to the out skirts of a little village named Pleasant Prairie in the county on Kenosha County in Wisconsin. My first memories at this new house where playing in the farm fields that surrounded my old retired farm house. I was once told that all the land within a mile was owed be the man who built my house in the early 1800’s. But now because of urban sprawl, and land building the land had a school, church, roads and house on it. Around the time that I moved in that area was still farmland for the majority, as I grow up the land that I once played in and dodging farming tractors changed to dodging construction tractors because the fields where bou...   [tags: urban sprawl, environment,]

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Urban Lifestyle And The Economy

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

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City Of God : Urban City

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

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The Impact of Contemporary Urban Planning Principles and the Setback Regulations Implemented in Riyadh

- Since the 1950s, the cities of Saudi Arabia witnessed significant changes in the composition of the population and the arrangement of the built environment. The Saudi society has transformed from a nomadic pastoral society to a highly modernized one as a result of the increase in national revenues from oil production. Rapid growth and improved economic conditions led to the adoption of modern planning principles which are in contrary to the traditional city. Although modernization had contributed to raising the living standard of the neighbourhood, it led to the creation of social, cultural and climate problems as well....   [tags: Urban Planning]

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Impact Of Media On Areas Of Inequality

- This essay explores the impact of Media on areas of inequality within our society. Particularly, how the media may perpetuate these social problems by either accurately (or inaccurately) portraying the issues as well as what this means for the initiation, continued existence, and potential solutions for all of these social problems. In order to accomplish this, the exploration organizes the discussion into four sections; one for each of the areas of inequality I 'll be discussing with regards to Racism, Economic Inequality, Gender Inequality and Heterosexism/Homophobia....   [tags: African American, Racism, Economic inequality]

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The Current Census Of Metropolitan Areas

- I am measuring the the current census estimate of metropolitan areas population in the United States. Metropolitan Areas in the United States are classified by having 50,000 or more residents in an urban setting. According to the government website there are 413 metropolitan areas in the United States. I collected my sample from the U.S. census website by taking all the metropolitan areas and putting the names into a random list generator. I then took the first thirty names off the list and compiled an excel sheet with the corresponding names and population estimates for 2015....   [tags: Statistical hypothesis testing]

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Envisioning Urban Futures: Machelen-Diegem's Master plan

- Machelen-Diegem Machelen, a cozy Flemish town is located in Brussels city of Belgium. It is home to a lot of historical values. The site is considered to be at a strategic place for economic development. Industrial estates, commercial establishment, large job market attract large population to settle in and around Machelen - Diegem. This is as a result of its centralized location in the arteries of Europe’s capital. The site has reached its full blown in terms of infrastructure development. Machelen is also acknowledged for the location of main airport of the country....   [tags: urban design, master plan]

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Urban Legend of the The Monster's Chase

- The Monster's Chase Background and Story It was late on a weekday night a couple of weeks ago when I was unexpectedly told an urban legend by a friend of mine in my dorm. I brought up a report I had to prepare about a local urban legend and my desire to find someone who knew a tale of the “Goatman,” a famous figure in folklore. My friend immediately recounted to me a story about a hairy monster that sounded rather similar. He had been told the story by a member of his group one night at a youth hostel in Japan during an organized trip....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Benefits Of Low Income Areas

- Low-income areas, especially stores who accept food stamps, have very low quantities of healthy foods; but the government has the power to secure more quantities of healthy food in those same areas, claim Thomas Farley and Russel Sykes, who wrote “See No Junk Fook, Buy No Junk Food,” a 2015 The New York Times article. Farley and Sykes also reason that low-income areas are less likely to have supermarkets with multiple healthy food options and more likely to have convenience stores that largely sell unhealthy food....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Convenience store, Health]

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Careers in Rural Areas

- ... In rural areas, where many miles may lay between the population and services, there may be a lack of service in many aspects of life. One area where the lack of services can be felt is in the medical field. “Many rural communities have difficulties attracting and retaining clinicians because of concerns about isolation, limited health facilities, or a lack of employment and education opportunities for their families (Young, 2004)”. Because of the lack of medical services the physical health of those who live in rural areas may not have access to many in urban areas take advantage of....   [tags: social work, community activists, rural]

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The Urban Question

- In Urban Studies two schools of academic thought answer the “urban question”: the ecological and urban political economy schools. Because the “urban question” allows us to ask how we can address and understand urban inequalities in American cities, I will argue that to fully grasp the “urban question” one should take a perspective that composition of society and space as mutual. 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: Politics, Social Issues, Informative]

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Urban Poverty, Crime and Ethnic Violence in Papua New Guinea

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

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The Factors that Mark the Difference Between Poverty in Rural Areas and Metropolitan Areas

- Poverty is poverty, but is it really the same. Although there are more people living in poverty in dense, urban areas compared to those living in sparely, populated rural areas, there are significant differences. According to United States Department of Agriculture, poverty rates increase as counties become more rural ("Rural Poverty," 2013). When it comes to poverty there are too many issues to be examined. However, the disparity between education, employment, healthcare and family living circumstances are major contributing factors affecting rural poverty....   [tags: living circumstances, education, employment]

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Urban Legend of Pemberton Park

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

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The Main Geographical Areas Of Suburban Schools

- The principal’s job comes with lots of responsibilities and issues that seem to never end. However, depending on location, a school leader could be faced with more challenges or obstacles that they must overcome. The geographic area can have an effect on the overall school functions. These include student’s socioeconomic, poverty level, and population. The three main geographical areas are suburban, urban and rural. Each of which have their own pros and cons. Whether it’s the support of the community or state funding, principals are faced with challenges regardless of the demographics....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Education, City]

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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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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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Urban Legend of the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland

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

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