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    William H. Whyte Sociology

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    William H. Whyte is best known for The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces a textbook study of behaviour in public space. Set mainly in 1970s Midtown Manhattan, the book and associated documentary concentrated on how people interacted with the physical design of modernist public space. His focus was on “exchange, the most vital measure of the city’s intensity”. Lesser known is Whyte’s commitment to theoretical framing for understanding this intensity and how his research into the behaviour of…

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    gathered and processed your information. The main aim of the investigation was to learn the responsibility of the state in finding solutions to the urban growth and decline issues in Pyrmont-Ultimo. The information was collected by observing the phenomena, changes, and developments in inner-city areas in order to ascertain some facts related to urban growth and decline in Pyrmont-Ultimo. During the investigation, the group verified the validity of current information but were not documented in…

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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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    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. This book, by its approach, has also promoted a progression in the appropriation of the city and it leaves tracks helping to understand the urban today. The place of this…

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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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    __________________________________________________________________________________ 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 of urban restructuring” (2003, p.2383). The…

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    establishment and growth in commonality of advocacy consulting firms, community groups, and university planning departments such as the advocacy firm Urban Planning Aid or the Pratt Institute’s Center for Community and Environmental Development . Overall, Jacobs’ influence in community advocacy “showed people around the country that they could fight the urban renewal bulldozer—and win” when empowered enough by the advocacy groups . Again, even though Jacobs did not touch on the topic of social…

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    Dhaka City Essay

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    Urban sociology studies the life and human interactions in the city. The social life in the twenty first century consists of both the traditional and familiar trends as well as the new developing trends (Sassen, 2006). Hence, living in the cities is always exciting as well as complicated. Dhaka is a city which has a history of more than 400 years. In 1610, Dhaka was named as Jahangirnagar by subedar Islam Khan Chishti. Many of the famous infrastructures were built during the British and Mughal…

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    1. Introduction Urban greenery is usually being refer as parks or green space but others also claimed that it include rooftop, household garden and streetscape. In this millennium, the cities all over the world are increasingly urbanized. An in burst of immigrants from rural areas to cities is causing the cities to become congested and polluted. The rapidly expanding population and overcrowded slum have hasten the urban development where old buildings are demolished and deforestation is carried…

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    Harland Bartholomew is one of the original municipal planners that influenced the city planning profession from 1914 to present day. Bartholomew’s influence and notability in city planning has three distinct areas (Lovelace, 1993). These three areas include the education of planning professionals, civil service at both the city and national level, and his private practice and advancement of a systematic comprehensive plan (Lovelace, 1993). These three areas tell a story of an individual that had…

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