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Urban Sprawl and How to Prevent It

- Urban sprawl is the effect of the suburbs—houses that are further apart than in the city, grocery stores that are too far away to walk to, better school districts, better roads than in the country. Urban sprawl has been increasing since soon after World War II, when cities were booming and automobiles became a main source of transportation. There are pros and cons to urban sprawl. One of the cons is the possible affect on air quality because of the necessity of driving in the suburbs. Nothing is close enough to walk to, so people drive to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids from school, etc....   [tags: Urban Sprawl, ]

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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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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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Urban Sprawl vs the Sustainable City

- Recently there have been many discussions about urban sprawl due to its negative impacts on society and the natural environment. However, looking at the aims of the sustainable city project it seems clear urban sprawl may be an obstacle Doubting this, i asked myself “to what measure is urban sprawl a problem to the aim of the sustainable city”. In this essay I will try to explain the aims of the sustainable city as well the process of urban sprawl and its limitations and relate how urban sprawl directly affects those objectives....   [tags: urban sprawl, natural environment]

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A Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis: Stopping Urban Sprawl

- The truth is there is no simple solution to solving the foreclosure crisis, but there is a way to alleviate the crisis by creating the right incentives. Neighborhoods should have the option of using the policy of “Community Buy-Back.” This policy is one that I thought of and it is something that I see as working very well in common practice. People know that foreclosed properties lower surrounding properties values. No community wants their housing values to go down, so why not sponsor a community take back program....   [tags: Foreclosures, urban sprawl,]

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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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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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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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Urban Sprawl: The American Nightmare

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

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The Affects of Urban Sprawl

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

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Urban Sprawl and Wildlife

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

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Urban Sprawl

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

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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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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]

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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]

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Urban Sprawl

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

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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]

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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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How is Sprawl Related to Landscape Change in Cities?

- How is Sprawl Related to Landscape Change in Cities. Over the past 20 years the 100 largest US urbanized areas have sprawled an additional 14,545 square miles according to the US Bureau of Census on Urbanized Areas. That was more than 9 million acres of natural habitats, farmland and other rural space that were covered over by asphalt, buildings and housing of suburbia. A major controversy in the efforts to halt the rural land loss is whether land-use and consumption decisions are the primary engines of urban sprawl, or whether it is the nation’s growing population boom that is providing the driving expansion....   [tags: Urbanization Sprawl Urban Essays]

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Chicago’s Brownfield Initiative to Reclaim Urban Sprawl and Economic Resources

- Chicago’s Brownfield Initiative to Reclaim Urban Sprawl and Economic Resources Introduction Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived contamination. In 1993, representatives from the Chicago Departments of Environment, Planning and Development, Buildings, Law, and the Mayor Office came together to develop a strategy for promoting cleanup and redevelopment of the City’s brownfields. The city developed a three- pronged initiative based on this strategy....   [tags: Brownfield Econoy Economics Papers]

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The Great Levittown Impact

- The Great Levittown Impact The third listing for the definition of sprawl in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is as follows: “to spread or develop irregularly”. Unfortunately, this is the pattern, or lack thereof, with which America’s development is following. Every single day the world population rises, and these new babies have to live somewhere. Due to the fact that the birth rate is larger than that of the death rate in America (http://www.bartleby.com/151/a24.html), new homes and communities must be developed to accommodate all of the incoming people....   [tags: Urban Sprawl Urbanization Essays]

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Smart Growth Initiative in the Face of NJ Landscape Change

- Smart Growth Initiative in the Face of NJ Landscape Change The face of the American landscape has undergone a period of fantastic change in recent decades. With an expanding population and innumerable opportunities for economic and physical growth, urban centers and sprawling suburbs have pushed farther and farther into outlying areas causing pressures and development on previously untouched, natural lands. New Jersey has become, in many ways, the focus in dealing with issues of sprawl and development within its relatively small space....   [tags: Urban Sprawl New Jersey Essays]

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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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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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Pattern of Urban Development along the Expressway

- 3. LITERATURE STUDY 3.1. Historical context At the end of the 1950’s and during the 1960’s and 1970’s the idea of corridor development, both planned and unplanned, was actively studied and discussed among spatial planners, designers and scientists (e.g. by C.F.G. Whebell, George R. Collins, C. Doxiadis). Many of these practitioners and scholars also encountered the difficulty of visualising the dynamics of corridors and often referred to (earlier) schemes and designs of linear cities. A study on both the definition and visualisation of corridors in this time-period may contribute to the discussion on corridor development and urban networks....   [tags: corridor development, urban planning]

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Urban Sociology Focus On The Metropolitan Region

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

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Urban Inequality

- The contemporary field of urban sociology provides substantive examinations that engage both a macro- and micro-lens into the construction of urban spaces and inequalities. In the discussion that follows I address some of the leading theories and common threads that enable urban sociologists to engage in the comprehensive examination of how and why urban inequality persists. In the final section, I draw upon theorists and propose a research perspective that I believe might help to further advance the sociological inquiry of urban inequality....   [tags: Urban Sociology Research Paper]

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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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Sprawl

- Sprawl What is Sprawl. Once upon a time, sprawl was a fairly neutral term to describe car dependent, low-density economic growth beyond the bounds of older suburbs. Now it is used almost exclusively to describe the dark side of that growth: unbearable traffic, vanishing open space, increasing levels of air and water pollution, and higher taxes to perpetuate the cycle of new schools, sewers, and roads. And that's just what the residents of older suburbs are feeling....   [tags: essays research papers]

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rban Sprawl

- URBAN SPRAWL The definition of urban sprawl according to WORDSMYTH 1.spreading of the urban structure into adjoining suburbs and rural areas. The definition of urban sprawl according to Merriam-Websters on line dictionary :the spreading of urban developments(as houses and shopping centers) on undeveloped land near a city. The definition of urban sprawl according to Dictionary.com The unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of a city . My opinion of urban sprawl.The city,containing large tracts of business,commerece,industries,living space,and farming communities.Using more then it needs,replicating new structures and leaving shells.Rehabbing mas...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Destructive Sprawl of the Suburbia on the Environment

- ... Victorian suburban planners and developers built using two types of plans; that of a Victorian semi-detached house, a modern day duplex, and Villas for the upper class (Brown, 2004). While the suburbs continue to grow around the world, the major development in suburban living took place in the United States following the Second World War (Galyean, 2012). The end of the war opened new avenues for the American public due to new innovations in technology and organization (Marshall, 1979). Abraham Levitt, an American entrepreneur, established a community in Nassau County, Long Island....   [tags: economic, development, waste]

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Decentralization: Urban Core Development

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

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Australia: Melbourne's Urban Consolidation

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

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Urban Planning 2040

- Whenever attempting to plan for any certain aspect of a city for development, it is very important to consider many of the attributes of urban planning. In order for a city to be successfully constructed, certain elements to the planning must be enacted. The General Plan for any given city is important to consider while in the process of constructing it because of all of the many revisions, alterations, and changes that the plan undergoes in order to lead to the final product. The municipality that is Tempe, Arizona is only one city of many that uses a General Plan in order to help understand their planning designs so that further construction may continue successfully and with little diffic...   [tags: Personal Vehicles, Roadway Development]

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Sprawl and Small Businesses

- Sprawl and Small Businesses During the past 15 years, I have seen my once-rural hometown of Washington Township transform into a maze of single-family housing developments and strip malls. This type of growth has not been gentle on the local economy, especially small businesses. Stores such as the mom and pop hardware store, a local mainstay for many decades, have been forced out of business by the construction of two Home Depots and a Lowe’s within a two-mile radius of the town’s main street....   [tags: Stores Retail Essays]

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The Effects of Highways and Automobiles on Urban American Character

- The development of the United States Highway System has had negative impacts on the urban character of our country’s cities. One of the main catalysts, if not the main catalyst, of urban sprawl has been the development of transportation. It has made it extremely convenient and easy for people to move farther out of the inner city and develop rural America. As a result many prominent cities across our country have felt the effects of sprawl through diminished downtown economies. Highways have also played a key role in the standardization of American urban environments....   [tags: transportation, suburban, ]

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State mandated urban growth boundaries in Cloverdale

- Urban growth boundaries are a zoning tool cities and states utilize to concentrate growth, protect open space, and guide growth toward existing infrastructure and services. Urban growth boundaries limit and define urbanization, for a specified time period. During that time the city may not annex land or extend services to lands outside the boundary. One of the earliest, and most studied, examples of state mandated urban growth boundaries is Oregon. In 1973, the state passed legislation requiring every city in the state to create urban growth boundaries.2 The legislation stressed planning for both population growth and economic development while preserving community character and retaining ag...   [tags: Government Regulation, Zoning]

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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]

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Urban Consolidation

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

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Toward Ecologically Stable Urban Environments

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

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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]

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Sustainability in the City of Portland, Oregon

- Along with a thorough enough discussion of anything comes the inevitable unearthing of its strengths and weaknesses. The Portland Plan has a number of strengths: it is comprehensive, well thought out, inclusive, and should ultimately lead to a well-planned and sustainable city. How in-depth the Portland Plan is, is a testament to its preparedness to face any challenges to lead the Portland of today into becoming the Portland of tomorrow, as any potential question that may arise is likely addressed within the text of the plan....   [tags: Urban Development ]

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Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural

- Impacts of Transportation Arteries on Land Use Patterns in Urban Rural Fringe: A Comparative Gradient Analysis of Qixia District, Nanjing City, China Introduction The focus of this study was to understand how the impacts of different transportation arteries in the Qixia District of Nanjing City, China affected land change over time. This areas has had some of the most rapid urbanization and industrialization along with massive tendencies towards urban sprawl. Since the outer regions of urban areas are more susceptible to land change from country to urban, this area was suitable to use as a study area....   [tags: china, nanjing city, infrastructure]

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A New Perception About Urban Planning And A Regional Futures Colloquium

- The talks organized in the City and Regional Futures Colloquium were very discerning and presented me a new perception about urban planning and its features particularly in the developed world. Seminars about Cleveland’s history, food insecurity, inclusion and planning in informal settlements of Los Planitos gathered most of my attention. Meanwhile, the absence of the issues and problems of the third world countries, the disjuncture between formal and informal settlements, and dichotomies in urban planning between the developed and developing nations are some of the dynamics that concerned me....   [tags: Agriculture, Poverty, Third World, Sustainability]

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Modern Urban Planning in The Life and Death of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

- ... This sort of familiarity develops a trust and respect which is important for the development of a social capital which could be used during the times of need. This rarely occurs in neighbourhood based on single use conventional planning practices as private realm is much more focused than public and social interaction does not happen spontaneously but happens very formally and infrequently. SEASIDE The first new urbanist community called Seaside in Florida is an 80 acre resort community. It was intended to be Mixed used with town hall, school, open air market, post office and retail....   [tags: architecture, communities, pakistan]

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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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The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl

- The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl At the very backbone of the body of reasons for which sprawl has accelerated so much in recent decades is the changing social culture in America. One must remember that sprawl is all about people, and one of the greatest factors that drive the trends of their behavior is culture. It is true that there are many other factors (I.E. economic) at play in the manifestation of sprawl, but the factor of culture is what lies at the very core of the entire issue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Urban City Stereotypes

- Stereotypes of urban cities commonly reflect the portrayal of minorities which they are seen as poor and criminals in comparison to the middle and upper Caucasian class. Such stereotypes are an effect of environmental racism. However, to divert from the spread of negative and racist stereotypes, the local government must reflect a better city. In this paper, I am going to explain the benefits of new regionalism in relation to urban cities and minorities. Having influence from Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield, minorities need attention from their local government to better their lives....   [tags: Urbanization]

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How Far Does the Concept of a Green Belt Have Continuing Relevance in the 21st Century?

- ntroduction Definitions, Purposes & History of Green Belt Green belt or greenbelt is defined as an area that is reserved for undeveloped or agricultural land to protect the urban areas of large cities. It is an essential element of national planning policy to control the development of urban areas. Green belt is usually laid out in Local Plan by local planning authorities (Green Belt UK Politics, 2009). Green belt have a series of significant purposes or functions for improving the life quality of humans....   [tags: agriculture, urban, plan]

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The Nature Is Deviation From Happiness

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

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Population Increase and Sustainability Issues

- ... Residents of Phoenix and its suburbs are stakeholders because public health is at risk due to the increase in air pollution that traffic congestion brings (Cox, 2000). The automotive industry as well as the oil industry would be two more stakeholder groups involved in this wicked problem as these industries play an economic role. Traffic congestion to each of these groups has very different meanings, making the problem definition vague in its scope. Characteristic 2: Undefined Solution For traffic congestion there is no one definite solution....   [tags: phoenix, urban spawl, traffic]

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Health Hazards, Pollution And Waste Management Issues

- There is an ever-changing process taking place, changing livability as we know it. Human migrations are taking place, where people switch from living in rural to urban communities in search of an improved quality of life. Sorensen and Okata (2011), find that 50% of the world’s population currently lives in an urban setting (p. 1). Large metropolitan areas are becoming densely compact creating mega cities, where populations exceed more than ten million people (p. 6). Problems with sustainable development are found in both developed and developing countries alike....   [tags: Sustainability, City, Urban planning]

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Impact Of Globalization On International Security

- A mere 200 years ago, the amount of people that lived in urbanized areas accounted for less than 5% of the world’s population. Today, as many as 50 percent of the world’s population has followed the trend of urbanization, and moved from agriculture to the industrial world. Urbanization can be seen as a global challenge that has advantages and disadvantages to the world and humanity. These aspects can be explored through multiple perspectives: including its effects on international security, the political/ economical aspect, the repercussions to the environment, and even its impact on culture itself....   [tags: Urban area, City, United Nations]

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A Dynamic Perspective

- A city has to be beautiful, though the definition of “beauty” is so vague. The beauty can be physical, such as enjoyable parks, streetscapes, architectural facades, the sky fragment through freeways and trees; or it can be the beauty of livelihood, people, and history. As landscape architects, we are creating beautiful things or turning the unpleasant memorial. As we can see, the unmeasurable factors are mostly about social consciousness, culture and a higher level of development stages. Most developing countries are still struggling in the first stage to balance development, environmental quality and living quality....   [tags: Sustainability, City, Urban planning]

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Urban study

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

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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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Glasgow's Urban Problems

- Glasgow's Urban Problems There are various geological factors that led to Glasgow’s importance. One factor was that Glasgow was heavily resourced with iron and coal and these are the two main ingredients when producing steel. This steel is then used for many things such as railways (e.g. The Clyde Tunnel, 1963), bridge building (e.g. Kingston Bridge, 1970) and most importantly shipbuilding. Another factor that led to the importance of Glasgow is that it is situated on the River Clyde; a very deep and wide river....   [tags: Papers]

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The Congress for New Urbanism and Environmental Awareness

- The Congress for New Urbanism and Environmental Awareness In the last two decades the New Urbanism movement has begun among planners, designers, and builders. Though it does not provide complete solutions to many of the environmental problems caused by human development, it shows a greater awareness of the undesirable and potentially destructive tendencies exhibited by conventional methods of design, planning and construction. Robert Davis, board chairman of the Congress for the New Urbanism, describes the problem of urban sprawl and development....   [tags: Building Urban Environment Essays]

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Shaping Utopia Via Transportation Technology

- Shaping utopia via transportation technology Utopia is an imagined place where human desire and feel satisfy. According to Mumford (1922), the idea of utopia is reconstructing over time. The change of ideology over time might cause by the economy, politics, living environment and social status. Urban planning is a ‘laboratory’ of cogitating city futures from the old utopian thought (Ganjavie, 1922). The existing cities are often built on the ideas that people desired in the past and improving by the arising ideas and needs....   [tags: City, Suburb, Urban area, Developed environments]

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Reshaping Metropolitan Americ The United States

- Reshaping Metropolitan America provides an outlook of the next fifteen years for infrastructure development in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that will be necessary to handle the projected half billion residents of the Untied States by 2030 are not built yet. We also need to reshape our cities to handle the inversion trend; families and the next generation want to move back and live near downtown. Richard C. Nelson, the author, supports this population shift but does not strongly support it....   [tags: Suburb, City, United States, Urban area]

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Sustainable Development

- The effects of urban sprawl are however, highly debated. Urban sprawl generally associated with social issues including; social isolation, obesity, global warming, flooding and ecological degradation (Gottdiener and Budd 2005). Planners must work on improving city wide and local development quality, in reducing the need to use the motor vehicle, achieved by promoting and developing public services in proximity to residential units. In recent years the UK Government has increased housing density and brownfield development, and reduced financial incentives to ‘sprawl’....   [tags: Urban Planning, Sprawling]

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How Do Cities Develop And Grow Within The Production System Of Modern Capitalism?

- INTRODUCTION How do cities develop and grow within the production system of modern capitalism. What forces mark the external and internal organization of their economies. How is the intra-urban geography of production arranged, and how does it change through time. How is the labour of the citizenry mobilized over the urban system and deployed in productive work. What impacts does the economy have on the structure of urban life. Conversely, what influence does urban life have on the structure of local economic activity....   [tags: Urban area, City, Industry, Metropolitan area]

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Masdar And Treescraper

- Masdar Iniative is a city being built adjacent to Abu Dhabi, and a design concept of sustainable living off of renewable resources located in the (UAE) United Arab Emirates. Though, the walled city will not allow cars it will be designed as a microchip network of connections, meaning that no one will be more than 200 meters from essential facilities. It will be strategically located close by Abu Dhabi’s principal transport system, Personalized Rapid Transportation (PRT) network. Masdar will be connected to surrounding communities, as well as the center of Abu Dhabi and the international airport, by a network of existing roads and new rail and public transport routes....   [tags: Urban Design Planning ]

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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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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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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 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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Urban Homelessness in Canada

- Definition of Homelessness Homelessness can simply be defined as the lack of house or shelter. Hulchanski (n.d.) believes that homelessness is “a great unresolved political and social problem of our time.” He defines homelessness as: The absence of a place to live (a house or apartment or room - the physical structure) - which includes the absence of belonging to a place and the people living there (a home, in the social/psychological sense). [It refers to] situations in which people lack regular and customary access to adequate and appropriate conventional housing (the physical structures that are designed and intended to be permanent residential accommodation)....   [tags: Urban Homeless]

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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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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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Urban Planning History

- There have been many significant movements throughout urban planning history which have influenced the way that planning theory is shaped and thought. Combined Modernist and Neoliberal planning theories have influenced the erection of a vast amount of planning project that have left an imprint on the way that urban planning is practiced today. In this paper, I will begin by describing the components of modernist and neoliberal planning practices. Then, I will outline a brief history of the project and explain how the Los Angeles South Central Farm was influenced by both modernist and neoliberal planning theories....   [tags: Urban Research ]

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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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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 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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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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The Effect Of Albedo On An Urban Environment

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

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