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    The Socio-spatial Dialectic and Segregation in the Industrial and Apartheid City There is a strong correlation between the social aspect of living and the spacial aspect of living, especially in urban areas and the modern city, as defined by (Pacione, 2005). These aspects have had a significant effect on world history, such as in the industrial city and the apartheid city. The Socio-spatial Dialectic The socio-spatial dialectic (Soja, 1980), describes the interaction between space and society…

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    provided evidence that the Hong Kongese may have unconsciously recognized this phenomenon and are attempting to preserve what little historical hallmarks are left. Lee states in chapter eight titled “City and Country” that “[e]ach government project of urban renewal in Hong Kong has been challenged with a spontaneous outpouring of popular protest” (272). As Lee speculates this surge in conservation could just be nostalgia driven. Whatever the intentions are behind preserving the historical…

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    being unemployed however I will be discussing two which are Critical Urban Theory and Human Capitol Theory. These two theories will contribute to the role that it plays and why it will show why it is important to adopt a theory or theories. Critical Urban Theory Critical Urban Theory kept appearing while doing my research on Urban Theory. According to Peter Marcuse, a Professor at Grand Valley State University, “A critical urban theory can develop the principles around which the deprived and the…

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    used by extended families (Genemo, 2012). Over the years, urban sprawl has directly contributed to the degradation and decline of natural environment resources. It also reduces farm land and productivity in city leading to social loss and open spaces (Haregewin, 2005). In addition, urban sprawl leads to regional imbalance, such as pulling jobs and people further away from poor communities, increasing in equality. Recently, the problem of urban sprawl was restricted to the developed world but;…

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    Positive Effects Of Slums

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    of Slums: The rapid urbanization accompanied by industrialization has resulted in the growth of slums. The shortage of land for housing, the high prices of land beyond the reach of urban poor and a large rural migrations to the cities fuelling the development of slums. These slums give rise to many problems in the urban areas [ ]. Slums are also products of failed policies, bad governance, corruption, inappropriate regulation, dysfunctional land markets, unresponsive financial systems, and a…

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    landscapes, with wild plants and animals being replaced with concrete buildings and paved roads. This almost universal approach to urban development is causing humans to lose parts of their local identities, landscapes, biodiversity and environments. The damage to nature is further exacerbate with city-builders often leaving non-human lives…

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    Gentrification Case

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    It has become a major concern that low and moderate –income senior citizens are opting to sell their properties for they cannot afford the rising property taxes in gentrifying neighborhood. In light of this discussion of displacement due to gentrification, we urge local governments to increase funding for existing senior home repair programs and prioritize those in neighborhoods experiencing gentrification. To add, an alternative option would be to provide tax breaks for senior homeowners when…

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    Resseger, and Tobio 617). The separation that takes place between residents within these metropolitan areas can be attributed to many factors, of which includes the limited amount of space available and social stratification. The “segregation of urban space occurs because land is limited” (Fildes 4). Due to the introduction of zoning laws and greenbelts, large cities are no longer able to accommodate everyone who wishes to live there (“Space and the City”). These land-use rules were…

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    Preface: Historical preservation has been mostly understood by the means of preserving the physical artifact. However, in an urban context, what makes artifacts’ character “distinctive” and “definitive” is not only their physicality but also their memory. To this end, Also Rossi’s argues for “the soul of the city” as the city’s history, its memory. Although we all travel backward in time through memory, history and memory should be distinguished totally from each other, the former belongs to a…

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    intention to increase urban development does not help protect marginalized groups from becoming homelessness and there are not enough government social programs to help these individuals. Both August Martine and the article discussing homelessness in Toronto, agree that urban development in the form of condominiums does not necessarily benefit everyone in the city. However, these issues are ignored in favour of the city’s efforts to make profits and attract…

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