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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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    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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    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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    Lauren

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    Citizens of Detroit are faced with loss of jobs, foreclosures, school closings, and constant changes with local leadership. For some time now this has been the reality for a city that is known to facilitate one of the highest rates of segregation. According to Keeping the Republic textbook in Chapter 5, the idea of segregation in the North existed because blacks and whites did not live and work in the same places to begin with (Barbour 2012). Interestingly enough I find that definition to still be

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    come from. With a better setup of facilities within rural areas, people would be less enticed to venture towards urban capitals. Alarmingly, by 2030, an estimated 5 billion of the worlds 8 billion people will live in cities. With 40% of these living in slums. It is a problem that will never go away as the global population increases and therefore deserves the attention of Architects, Urban planners and Developers around the globe. One thing for sure is that the slum dwellers will demand for absolute

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    Slum Ecology

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    thirds of the urban population are built on unstable hillsides and on deep gorges surrounding the seismically active Caracas (Davis, 2006). I think it is important to analyze the effects of weaker geographical locations because it does have great bearing on urban planning in developing countries. When countries lack the proper infustructure needed to prevent or deal with natural disasters, it creates a ripple effect of issue that disturbs the ecological system. Additionally, urban environment vulnerability

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