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    There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America (or There are No Children Here For short), is written by Alex Kotlowitz. Kotlowitz grew up around New York City. He attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut. After graduating from Wesleyan, he worked on a cattle farm and then finally after one year started working at a Journalism firm in Lansing, Michigan. After he became a popular writer for the Wall Street journal and New York Times. He also has works from The

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    Movie Analysis: 'A Raisin in the Sun'

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    The movie “A Raisin in the Sun” is undoubtedly a cinema classic and a work of art worthy of unhindered praise. Not only is it a masterpiece for its entertainment purposes, but the movie’s ability to draw attention to the socio economic disadvantage the many black families faced at the time. Both the historical context of these afflictions and the discriminatory practices are demonstrated throughout the film. “A Raisin in the Sun” vividly captures the difficult life for African Americans of the time

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    The Slums of the Urban Crisis

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

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    There have been a lot of changes in the history of Ireland’s economy and society as a whole. Bissett, J (2008, p.12) stated that ‘Urban regeneration in Ireland has therefore taken place within the changed context of the developing ‘tiger’ economy, and the modernisation of Irish society’. A large percentage of the Irish population lives in Dublin as it is a capital city. Urban regeneration strategies went through a different ‘reorientation’ in Dublin in the mid1980s by the city trying to transpose itself

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    Glasgow's Urban Problems and Solutions * Geog factors led to Glasgow’s importance * Decline in ship building etch, moved due to cheap labour elsewhere * Slum conditions * Comprehensive redevelopment? Uphill 1970s – what problems with it * Renovate * Regeneration There are several geological factors, which led to Glasgow’s importance. Firstly, there were many nearby coal and iron fields. These are the two essential ingredients required to produce steel, making Glasgow an ideal

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    Chavez Ravine

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    Ravine as a slum served merely as a cover-up for the city's own agenda of modernization through the vehicle of politics. The Community's identity as a quiet hillside neighborhood was ultimately shattered in the wake of the 1949 Housing Act under modern urban planning and the larger realm of politics during an era of intense anti-communist sentiment. This paper will argue that those aforementioned themes as the reason f... ... middle of paper ... ...n, assistant director of the City of Los Angeles Housing

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    The Inner-City Problems and Solving Them There are many problems that can be clearly seen in the inner city. Problems such as crime, poor housing (perhaps slums), and unemployment are all apparent. However unemployment levels are gradually dropping. Lack of money gives rise to the problems so are often seen in the lower class areas of cities. On the whole the perception of the inner-city areas has the image of poverty and overcrowding which faces many cities across Britain today

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    Alex Kotiowitz’s book, There are no Children Here, deals with the subject of race, values, community responsibility of the urban underclass. The American inner city deals with the issues such as violent crime and drug wars. With these two explosive issues, the neighborhood experiences the downward spiral of spiral of social seperation, unemployment and welfare dependence. The lives of two black boys, Lafeyette, 10 and Pharach,7 are followed as they struggle to grow up in one of Chicago’s worst housing

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    History / Educational Influences Marina City, as a modernist urban solution, was possible by Bertrand Goldberg because of his formal architectural training as well as his early practice and interaction with key architects. Exposure to architectural, socioeconomic, and cultural context that shaped modernist architecture developed him as an architect. Influence began early on from his physics teacher, George Vaubel, which inspired him with a lifelong love for logic and “reasoning backwards” and finding

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    The Housing Act of 1949

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    After World War II returning veterans faced a shortage of affordable housing at home. The Housing Act of 1949 was passed in order to remedy the situation. Unfortunately, the act led to unforeseen complications that would exacerbate the urban crisis farther. Affordable high-rise housing built as a result of the act would force people who could afford it to move out into the growing suburbs and the poor devour the structures. As a result of displacement and previous Supreme Court decisions blockbusters

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