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    American’s today are the definition of consumers. Each day billions of dollars are spent across the country at shopping malls, department stores, specialty stores, and restaurants located within these consumerist havens. Are shopping centers today however, the civic centers that they should have been? Or are there clear elements of market segmentation and class differentiation present in the malls that American’s have grown so affectionate towards? Using Lizabeth Cohen’s article “Commerce: Reconfiguring Community Marketplace” this short essay will attempt to grasp and understanding of the segmentation of what shopping centers were meant to be, to what they are in modern day society. According to Cohen, “Faced with slim retail offerings nearby, many new suburbanites of the 1940’s and 1950’s continued to depend on the big city for major purchases, making due with the small, locally owned commercial outlets in neighboring towns for minor needs,” (Cohen 258). Preceding the advent of shopping centers however, all of the suburban communities needs now became available with a short ride within ones own town. The original idea behind shopping centers was to create a modern day civic center. Everything that one could possibly need could be found within the shopping center. As well as containing popular department stores, shopping centers, “also featured stores specifically devoted to furniture, hardware, appliances, groceries, gifts, drugs, books, toys, records, bakery goods, candy…

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    Walkability Inequalities

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    Calculation Walkability Indices Using GIS-Based Methodology Walkability is a multidisciplinary research subject in several fields such as transportation planning, urban and transportation geography, public health, GIS and commercial interests. As such, it is relevant to insist that walkability is a contested definition. Walkability refers to how friendly an area is for pedestrians. In more detailed definition, walkability as the extent to which the built environment supports and encourages…

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    accordance with the Schedule 1 and Sections 73-75 of the Resource Management Act 1991. A variation is a proposed change to the District Plan. A variation to proposed District Plan are initiated by the Council. The variations (or changes) proposed by the Palmerston North City Council are: - Variation 20A Minor Rezoning: includes a number of minor changes to the current spatial extent of the Residential Zone, and a review of the objectives, policies and methods to Section 7 (Subdivisions) and…

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    Gangxia village is an urban village situated in the central part of Futian CBD, Shenzhen. The urban village comprises two parts, as shown in Figure 4.2, Heyuan and Louyuan, the case study here only covers Heyuan block, which takes up a population of approximately 68,000 (only 900 are indigenous villagers, the other 67,000 are migrant tenants) and an area of approximately 151,600 m2 (Futian Government Online, 2007). Regarding the large size of redevelopment and the complex interests among various…

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    Urban Planning in America Anderson Drive. Digital Image. DBlayney. DBlayney. Web. 5 Dec 2016. There has been many significant events throughout the history of urban planning, these events have shaped the way that urban planning happens now. Urban planning, also known as city planning, is the process of planning for designs and regulations of land usage, with the focus on physical aspects, economical factors including advantages and potential disadvantages, and the impact on urban…

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    According to arcology the principle idea of paolo soleri, his works are based on combination of ecology and architecture. His ideas were based on planning cities with integration of nature and built environment in which human interacts in sustainable way. His idea of arcology integrated aesthetics, value, compassion . The arcology principle mades its way to understand the growth of cities, urban sprawl which leads to expansion of city and rather reformate he reformulated from the base of the…

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    Clarence N. Stone’s regime theory, is a theory that states the proper way to identify a city’s needs for prosperity and the steps taken to enhance a city as a whole. In a regime theory, one would observe the city and decide what is needed for the city based off of the results from the observation. Since a regime theory includes the citizens’ voices in government, these citizens come together to express their thoughts about what they believe is needed for a city to prosper. Two examples of…

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    Tempe Land Use Case Study

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    In order for Tempe to match up its general plan with boarding cities, they obtained help from the Maricopa Association of Governments. The Maricopa Association of Governments uses a regional planning document to make cities like Tempe, construct similar zoning areas on the city’s boarders (United). Being surrounded on all boarders, the city of Tempe really uses this regional general plan to their advantage. To the North, Tempe shares a boarder with Scottsdale and encompasses a mix of commercial…

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    Urban Resilience

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    Urbanism Researches as Urban Resilience Resilience in the city, entitled “urban resilience”, is defined as the capacity of cities to continue their activity under extreme pressure regardless of the type of shock or stress they face, so that the people who live and work within the cities, especially the poor and the vulnerable, can survive and grow steadily (The Rockefeller Foundation, 2014). In recent researches, the latest definition of urban resilience refers to the ability of a city system…

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    Is gentrification beneficial to regeneration? Gentrification is a controversial topic within regeneration, defined by a variety of urban planners and architects alike. Smith and Williams (1986, p.3) describe the process of gentrification as dynamic, which cannot be constrained to a simple definition. ‘Gentrification of the City’ (Smith and Williams, 1986) explores the idea of gentrification as made up of several layers and developments that can only be understood if the links between one…

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