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    Tenderloin Essay

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    The Tenderloin. Not the type of meat, but the neighborhood that I call home. Tenderloin, San Francisco. The so called “hood,” the place with the highest crime rates and homelessness within the city. From robbery to aggravated assault, it all existed. I grew up in this environment and yet I embraced every bit of it. Yes, I eventually realized that I lived in this neighborhood because of my family’s financial status, but because of my status I had been inspired to go to school and further engage…

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    In March 1968 Henri Lefebvre published The Right to the City. It caused an awareness in the history of ideas on the perception of the city as a stake in society. It announces the arrival of a new reality, the urban, the end of the industrial city and its fragmentation in the outskirts and suburbs. This article shows the extensions and modernity of Lefebvre's theses: his notions have been widely taken up, both nationally and internationally, by urban political practitioners and urban sociologists…

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    Julian Smith Mrs. Efaw American Literature 29 January 2018 The Chicago Fire of 1871 The city of Chicago, Illinois, stands as the epitome of rapid urbanization and illustrates the shortcomings and benefits Chicago has to offer. The benefits of rapid urbanization during the 1800s leads to the increase of wealth from business growth, allowing for the easy obtainment of luxuries bought with surplus income with the purpose generate more. The benefits of rapid urbanization prove double-sided…

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    Jennifer Light’s From Warfare to Welfare: Defense Intellectuals and Urban Problems in Cold War America traces the transfer of military techniques, technologies, and experts to city management and organization during the early Cold War. Defense intellectuals approached urban problems using techniques developed during the Second World War; systems analysis, aerial surveillance, and computer simulation Coincidentally enough, From Warfare to Welfare itself originated in the defense establishment.…

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    New Horizons is what the wonder year of 1960 is all about. A strong and bold vision of the utopian future of 1960 is laid out from this 1939 film from the General Motors World’s Fair in New York called Futurama. It is a time of “modern and efficient city planning and breath taking architecture” and “new opportunities for employment and better ways of living.” Urban life is dramatically changing during this time period of before World War II, with new technology and this film shows the changes…

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    to argue that a city is necessary because humans need to rely on one another in order to accomplish tasks. Socrates begins his argument when he states, “So if you approve, why don’t we start by finding out what sort of thing it is in cities? After that we can make a similar inquiry into the individual, trying to find the likeness of the larger version in the form the smaller takes” (line 369). He first proposes the dissection of a city. First, you must look for justice in the city, and once you…

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    through demonstrating how the Nationalist government managed various social problems in the city and the continuous effort to create the desired model of a “modern” national capital between 1927-1937. Lipkin recounts in detail how the Nationalist aimed to boost the image of the new capital by eliminating various social problems including refugees, shantytowns, rickshaw pullers, prostitutes and beggars in the city in which she examines the successfulness in eradicating these problems. Lipkin…

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    It is followed by the mass migration of people to urban areas from rural areas,which is their home land. They are not belonging to anywhere. In Indian scenario the footloose plebians which includes women and men, children and adults, whose existence is in a circulatory mode and they were moved to lowest strata of labor system. They are not amalgamated and hence incapable to defy oppressive working condition. They are inwardly divided by the acute competition for the available work…

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    FINANCING SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEM Introduction This is a comparative study on financing sustainable urban transport systems in cities of Asia and Europe. Financing a sustainable transport system involves huge amount of capital on building new roads, modern railway, air and water transport system. Many countries have to bear the financial burden and hindrance when sourcing capitals to fund a sustainable urban transport such as new roads, light railway transport, bus routes, bus…

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    Public Transportation Systems for Urban Areas Objective: Introduction: 1. Urban Public Transportation Systems: Cities and metropolitan areas are centers of diverse activities, which require efficient and convenient transportation of persons and gods. It is often said that transportation is the lifeblood of cities. High density of activities makes it possible and necessary that high capacity modes, such as bus, light rail and metro, be used because they are more economical, more energy efficient…

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