Broadacre City

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  • Modern Architecture: The Early Twentieth Century

    It showed how far architecture have come. In the case of Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut’s Glass utopia, it was successful. Something that people thought to be joke during that time became one of the most use architecture style and elements in building today. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City was considered a dystopia during that period and would still be considered a dystopia today. The idea of giving one acre of land to each family would not have work since there is a limited amount of land and land is too expensive for the government to give them away for free. However, his idea of people becoming dependent of technology such as telephones and automobiles was interesting as it has become a reality for us. Wright’s idea of prefabricated housing have also become a reality for us since we precast and prefabricate most elements in constructing a building. It was interesting looking back into the past where people felt that these ideas and vision would never be realised and looking in the present this ideas and vision as integrated…

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  • In The Cause Of Architecture Analysis

    redistributing his city with an emphasis on the center of the city and on the complete other end of the spectrum Frank Lloyd Wright was eliminating the city center completely. Broadacre City was detailed in Wright’s 1932 book The Disappearing City. The book was called the disappearing city because Wright believed he was living in a time when the great urban centers ceased to exist anymore (Fishman 122). Broadacre City is an expansive city with no core, an endless suburbia. It is a new kind of…

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  • Utopian Architecture Vs Urban Architecture

    The world has been constantly changing over and over from one period to another, new ideas was conceived that lead us to better living. Modernist and Modern Architects were concerned with creating a Utopian City, and therefore a Utopian society. The idea they used to create a utopian city is not completely impossible. Along with advances in technology and while the technique was possible, they will maybe realize the utopian idea in the far future. The idea and concept of creating a utopian city…

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  • Riverside City Case Study

    Riverside, CA—General Plan Analysis and 30-Year Strategy Context Riverside City is located in Southern California. It was founded during the mission days under Spanish rule in the early 1800s, when ranchos (land grands) were offered to citizens of high standing. The downtown design was a grid iron pattern borrowed from the design of downtown Philadelphia . The city benefitted from the “second gold rush” of California; navel oranges were a cash crop in the area. The citrus industry assisted in…

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  • Apia Case Study

    Urban development in Apia Introduction Apia is the capital city of Samoa and the largest city in the Pacific. In Apia, there is a trend that 40% of population are looking forward to live in urban area. And the rate of urban growth will be continued to increase (Pacific island populations in Jones article, 2001). Urban population, density of house and waste from industries are all rise continually. Due to the increasing of pressure of urbanization and the lack of effective management solutions,…

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  • Negative Aspects Of Urban Designs

    Urban designs, particularly those focused on children neighbourhoods can provide opportunities to facilitate or hinder Auckland being a child-friendlier city. These areas are crucial to the health and well-being of children (Witten, Kearns & Carroll, 2015). Negative aspects of the urban environment such as high traffic levels, spatial segregation and safety concerns as well as parental entrapment and the exclusion of children needs in urban planning decision-making represent barriers to Auckland…

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  • The Importance Of Urban Environmental Education

    education as a way of using the “city as a classroom” and “nature” as well as “integrated social and ecological [system]” (2-5). There are numerous ways to become involved in urban environmental educational projects. Fortunately, “urban environmental education continues to reinvent itself” in many ways (Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab). Used to focus on social-ecological systems, urban environmental education uses many forms of community based practices “such as...streamside…

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  • The Importance Of Demand For Education

    Entering the labor market or continuing education beyond a certain point is a very important individual level investment decision. An important determinant of the demand for education is its expected benefits. The benefits depend upon the value of an individual’s labour input, which in turn depends upon the level of education. Hence, the education-wage relationship can be used to measure the returns to schooling. The rural and urban sectors differ widely in terms of the education and employment…

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  • Triumph Of The City By Edward Glaeser

    Cities Make Us Smarter Triumph of the City, written by Edward Glaeser, dives into the topic of cities and how they have transformed and shaped our lives. Plastered across the cover reads, “How our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier”. Glaeser provides fantastic insights into each of these adjectives, but one stands apart from the rest. Cities make us smarter. Glaeser makes this clear when he states in the introduction, “Cities, the dense agglomerations…

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  • Toronto Case Study

    ince 1961, the population in the Toronto CMA increased from 1.7 million to 5.5 million. With the large influx of immigrants to Canada yearly, and Toronto being the most culturally diverse city in the country, it’s no surprise that Ontario received 43% or 501,000 immigrants between 2006 and 2011 [1], with most of them settling near the largest urban centres. Since Toronto is the financial, medical, and cultural hub of Canada, immigrants provide it with a much-needed workforce to continuously grow…

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