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    even if this means breaking the law…” (Breuil and Rozema 2009). One of the most notorious groups in the Philippines is the Davao Death Squads, which hails from the same city as the nation’s new president. Davao City is located on the largest of the Philippines southern islands along with some of the island nation’s largest rebel groups, making it no stranger to violence. So when Duterte campaigned on a platform of law and order to clean up the city, he was swept into power. “The people of Davao City are ‘desensitized’ to violence by its ‘history of being used as a laboratory for violence’…” (Breuil and Rozema 2009). During his time as mayor, Duterte at least tacitly supported the actions of the Davao Death Squads. A member of one of the squads said “they worked off a list given to them by police officers and were paid between five thousand and fifty thousand pesos per target” (Chen 2016). The DDS worked with grim efficiency, with more than 320 people suspected of petty crimes having been reportedly killed since 1998 (Simbulan n.d). When he stepped down in as mayor of Davao City in 2000, the number of executions dropped, before rapidly rising when he won election back to his office in 2001 (OMTC 2003). Despite this, the overall crime rate in the city decreased, and this swept him into office. Duterte campaigned for office on the back of his work in Davao City, vowing “to restore peace and order by any means possible, including extrajudicial killings and a declaration of…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Revitalization of Eastlake, Ohio Eastlake started off as a small village and in 1951 it officially became a city in Northeast Ohio. Home to the Lake County Captains minor league baseball team, which brings in most of the city’s tourism. The population as of 2013 was 18,418, a 9.1% decrease since 2000 (Kamenov). In Eastlake, there are many buildings that have been abandoned by the owners and left to build up dust. Some examples of these buildings are the old Wal-Mart on Vine Street and the…

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    change upon both individuals, highlighting the ability of a surrounding to alter the action of the individual. This research provided by Burchinal et al. suggests that high quality environments may possibly be a potential aid to kindergarten readiness within Memphis (2010). If the state of pre-K classrooms within the public schools, Head Start, and child care centers can be improved, then it is plausible that more children would be ready for kindergarten after being placed in an environment…

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