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    Measuring Density

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    Density is a controversial term. Increased density is feared by those who imagine ugly buildings, overshadowed open space, parking problems, and irresponsible residents. It is promoted by those who value urbane streetscapes, efficient infrastructure supply, walkable neighborhoods, and increased housing options. However, within these debates is a surprising lack of clarity about what counts when considering density, and about how to measure it. This design brief outlines a number of general…

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    By Mia Knudsen, 10.i What is urbanisation? Urbanisation is the process of increase of population in urban areas. As a country develops urbanisation increases due to people being attracted to the benefits of living in an urban area. These benefits include job opportunities, better standards of living, better healthcare, and better schools. 90% of the UKs population is currently living in urban areas like towns or cities. (BBC Bitesize, 2014) Along with the benefits, urbanisation has several…

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    The Impact of Gentrification in Major Urban Cities In Fortress Los Angeles Mike Davis discusses how corporations redevelopment of major urban cities has led to gentrification. Davis refers to the term gentrification as, "Extraordinary precautions … taken to ensure the physical separation of the different classes" (509). Gentrification zones through the city have widened the gap between the the socioeconomic classes that exist in society, resulting in a displacement of a large number of…

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    There is a major competition between the inner city and suburban life, though I am of the belief that urban development should take a page from suburban developers because they should look at their communities from the outside in. The author believes this because the greatest disadvantage of the city is not its own problems, but the extreme competence and…

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    Rem Kolhaas Urbanism

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    Delirious New York, he engages the readers through his review and criticism of modern urbanism and architecture. He explores the city of Manhattan as an urban experiment and a field for man made experiences and a platform to the modern life. He demonstrates the concept of “Manhattanism” as a manifestation of urbanism of hyper density created by the man made urban conditions. The first chapter of the book gives the…

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    Housing Affordability

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    The Effects of Growth Management on Housing Affordability Urban planners have theorized and advocated for the practice of various growth management techniques in order to employ smart growth and curb urban sprawl. Growth management frameworks include urban containment methods that restrict where development may occur, impact fees which require developers to cover environmental and infrastructural costs, and design guidelines that promote higher densities and more diverse development types and…

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    the development of specific proposals (Macdonald, 2008). This system allowed the firm to apply Bartholomew’s science to each community (Lovelace, 1993). Eldridge Lovelace, employee and author of Harland Bartholomew: His Contributions to American Urban Planning, believed that it was this systematic approach that established Bartholomew as an authority in the planning profession. Lovelace states that: “The application of an orderly and logical system or science to the preparation of the…

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    Manhattan Analysis Essay

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    Manhattan Analysis: A Discussion of Urban Life and Urban Planning As along with the rapid development of science and advanced technology, people’s life style in urban area is dramatically changed with the outstanding improvement of the urban planning and management. In the movie Manhattan directed by Woody Allen, described a romantic story of four people’s life in Manhattan, the importance of the urban planning to people’s urban life is obviously discovered by the main characters’…

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    She seemed excited to have a visitor who was interested in the town 's history. I asked her about the urban renewal project that modernized the town 36 years ago. She brought out some documents, but I didn 't have the time to plow through them. I just wanted to know why they bulldozed the downtown and replaced it with strip malls instead of trying to preserve…

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    My assignment is about urbanization and rural to urban migration in Oman. I have given a short introduction of Oman and then defined urbanization. I have also mentioned the causes of urbanization in Oman for example people migrate from rural to urban areas for the facilities they can get there and because of the industrialization in Oman. Rural urban transformation and urban growth is also mentioned in this assignment. I have briefly discussed urban growth and its affect on the country’s economy…

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