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  • Urban Area Gentrification Essay

    neighborhoods while enhancing the value of the downtown office towers that were made more accessible from the suburbs. The existence of inner-city interstates made it more convenient for downtown workers to live in the suburbs and commute to work, often making it possible for middle-class families to leave the city (Jackson, 1985). Although once considered to be a disseminate and even a poverty magnet, transit is increasingly viewed as a desirable amenity for an urban neighborhood. Households may prefer transit-rich neighborhoods because of the added ease of commuting or traveling to other parts of the city or metropolitan area. The area adjacent…

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  • Importance Of Open Space In Urban Areas

    This paper aims to understood the character of open land and/or water body & its importance in Urban areas. An urban area is characterized by high human population density and vast human-built features. Thus rises the need of relief spaces in the dense urban matrix. They can be any kind of open spaces or water body, green belts-manmade or natural. Urban Morphology of cities show the gradual decrease and decease of open spaces with the process of urbanization. Open spaces are mandatory for the…

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  • Importance Of Transportation In Urban Areas

    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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  • Urban Gentrification In Urban Areas

    As major cities around the United States are dealing with an increase in poverty, crime rates, pollution and lackluster public school systems, politicians and economist have pushed for urban gentrification. Seen as a means to reinvigorate cities, urban gentrification benefits the affluent citizens flocking towards city neighborhoods from the suburbs, rather than the poor citizens already living there. Therefore, urban gentrification is legitimatized through social conflict theory as the wealthy…

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  • Obesity In Urban Areas

    Obesity in rural areas are just as much as important as obesity in urban areas. One study would research obesity among rural adults and urban adults. Trivedi founded that obesity was higher in rural than in urban residents. Trivedi also found that more rural adults than urban adults reported no physical activity. Not many rural adults met or exceeded physical activity recommendations. The study also found that rural adults had low intake of fiber and fruits but had a high intake of sweetened…

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  • Gentrification In Urban Areas

    Glass to describe the movement of middle class families into urban areas causing the property value to increase and displacing the older settlers. In the past decades, gentrification have been defined and refined depending on the neighborhood 's economic, social and political context. According to Davidson and Less definition, a gentrified area should include investment in capital, social upgrading, displacement of older settlers and change in landscape. Many urban cities like Chicago, Michigan…

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  • Water Diversity In Urban Areas

    Introduction: Urban areas contribute pollutants that wash off of areas that are not native to the area (Sanders, et. Al. 2001). These pollutants caused by urban areas contribute the deterioration of water quality in stream and runs which make up a significant part of the bodies of water in the state of Ohio. Water quality is crucial for the fish and macroinvertebrates species that can sustain a community in that specific body of water, any change in this quality can change the entire diversity…

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  • Dongguan Case Study

    Urban Village in Dongguan, a Case Study of Huolianshu Village Introduction Along with the expansion of urbanization in China, the urban village may be one of the major characteristics that have already drawn the attention of the Chinese demographers and urban planners. With Premiere Li’s speech, the Chinese governments have proposed for the New Urbanization in 2013. (CCP, 2013) As most of the cities with the rapid growth of economies in the east coast economic zone, Dongguan is also facing the…

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  • Globalization And Urbanization

    Urban areas are the amalgamation of complex processes in which environmental, social, cultural, demographic and economic factors influence the health and wellbeing of its residents. Health in urban areas is therefore linked to various processes inherent in urbanization itself and quality of natural, built and social environment. Presently more than half of the world`s population is living in urban areas and that proportion is expected to grow in coming decades. The recent UN estimates suggest…

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  • Negative Effects Of Urban Migration

    Purnomo (2009) stated the movement from rural to urban areas will indirectly result in the process of development and urbanization. The world is experiencing continuous urbanization when people migrate to cities to seek for a good job, educational opportunities and a better standard of living (UNFPA, 1999). Migration may cause economic, social and cultural improvements for some people but also it can contribute to negative consequences in the overall urban environment especially a very low…

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