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    Apia Case Study

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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, an important environmental issue has come up with that is uncontrolled wastewater (Jones). The scope of the essay is to determine two problems and solutions. There are two disadvantages: bad for environment and influence of health of human, and 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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    Toronto Case Study

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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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    Eastlake

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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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    Urban Psychology

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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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    in Central New York. The City of Utica is located in Oneida County. 2. Demographics: With an estimated 61,332 people in the City of Utica according to the U.S Census Bureau, the city has seen a decrease in residency since the formal census conducted in 2010 (Census Bureau). Even with the estimated decrease in population, the city is home to a multitude of races and ethnicities immigrating to the U.S from various countries around the world. An influx of foreign born residents from Burma,…

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    The idea of forming a better society quickly manifest itself in several unique forms. Some took to writing and planning the best ways to organize and shape a city. Others built the cities in the way they felt would best suit the needs of it’s people. All over the globe men and women debated in both literature and city planning what the best way was to plan human society. The likes of Thomas Moore wrote through their books that the best way to achieve a Utopia like state was to create a city in…

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