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    double life in the city. The main character of this play is Jack Worthington. He goes by Ernest in the city add to the mystery of his fanciful life. This play describes his pursuit to win over and marry a young lady from the city, named Gwendolen. Algernon Moncrieff is the girl 's cousin and an absolute nuisance to the main character. Algernon exploits Jack 's double life, and creates a situation where it is profitable to himself as well as it is to Jack. Algernon lives in the city, but has his…

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    The Impact of Gentrification on Urbanism __________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction Today, most urban development results in or is an influence of gentrification. As is claimed by Vicario and Martinez Monje, “Since the late 1970s, it has become increasingly apparent that the gentrification phenomenon should not be seen as an individual, isolated outcome of residential rehabilitation, but as an integral part of a much broader, deeper process…

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    and through the years it has grown more sinister and yet many flock towards it every day in hope of a new and better life. However being in a city shapes each person in a different way and by using concepts from Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome To Our Hillbrow, L. Bremner’s Theme Park City and M. Mzamane’s My Cousin Comes To Jo’burg I will try and explain how the city has transformed and changed my views on various aspects in my life. Crime is one of the major aspects that have affected my view of…

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    The relationship between the city and the country has typically been defined as a boundary where the city represents pristine and unfallen whereas the country is often seen as corrupt and unredeemed. A journey from the country to the city symbolizes, more of less, a journey from pastoral simplicity to cosmopolitan sophistication, from purity to corruption, or even from the past into the future. In no better case was this relationship present than in the city of Chicago. In the book Nature’s…

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    The Victorian Age was the most important time period in the history of England. The time period was filled with extraordinary inventions, cultural changes, and the development of literature. New inventions helped boost the economy, and along with cultural changes, separated social classes even more. During the Victorian Age, the rich got richer, and the poor got poorer. Greed was at a resounding high, and poverty was at an appalling low. Evidence of these social classes can be found in the time…

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    The lead sociologists involved with the University included Robert Park, Ernest Burgess and Louis Wirth. They explored two key themes of sociology; urban ecology and urbanism as a way of life. These concepts greatly enhanced our understanding of cities and urban life. Their studies revolved around urban land-use and its effect on society, resulting in an impersonal way of life due to the separation of the affluent from the working class and the lack of community in urban neighborhoods. Their…

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    Franklinton is a small neighborhood, just west of the the city, and right beside the Scioto River. For years it has been referred to as “The bottom” because of its low socio-economic yield, as well as being below the water level of the Scioto River. According to an article written in The Atlantic, Franklinton was the first settlement in Columbus in 1797. This along with the fact that it is just a quarter mile away from the city makes it hard to believe that Franklinton is one of the most…

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    Analysis Of The Word Rent

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    When you heard or see the word “rent”, what is the first thing crosses you mind? To many people the word “rent” it is associated with a house, and an apartment. Yet the word “rent” it could mean anything to different people, such as, divide apart as a community, families, or relationship. However, the first time the word “rent” came across my mind, it had thought of rent payment for an apartment, yet another object came across was the musical Rent. Rent is a rock and pop musical with book,…

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    community and getting know what’s going on the county, and how Rantoul, Champaign and Urbana are working with each other. In the end, I do spend time working with small villages. Can you describe your experience in working with City Council? I worked in Champaign City Manager’s Office for 25 years and my primary responsibility was to be the connection between private business and our council. A big chunk of my time was in relationship building and I also used to spend more time working on…

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    A bustling modern city seems to be the most exciting place to be. Or so it seems. While the city itself seems colorful and vibrant, these modern industrial cities tend to be devoid of “humans.” Surely, humans do exist and they constitute the city population, but city-dwellers are often stuck in the mundane, boxed life of an urban city, deprived of their individuality. Shanghai, a city where “One Evening in the Rainy Season” and “Sealed Off” are set, is no exception. To Shanghai residents,…

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