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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 stakeholders, before the planning process, Gangxia village, the last urban village in designated area of Futian CBD, was recognised as the most difficult project to conduct in Shenzhen (Southern Metropolis Daily, 2011). At the very beginning, the proposal…

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    Background & Thesis The movie The Village directed by Shyamalan was released in 2004. The storyline creates a setting placed in the middle of the woods during the 19th century. To give some background to the plot—there is a community of people, hence the name The Village, that have formed their own government and way of living. In this town there is evident fear and angst regarding creatures that attack the village resulting in bloodshed. This fear drives them to not go near the woods that…

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    Village of Obses Today is Wednesday normally I would be at the training center to improve my swordsmanship, but Father has called a meeting which I am required to attend. Normally I would be dreading the meeting, but today I hope for information about my brother. Bryn left two weeks ago for a trade errand for our Father and has yet to return. I am starting to worry. Today’s meeting isn’t starting until 11 o’clock so I have decided to visit my friend Arian. I head out into the village right…

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    SOS Children’s Villages Brief History SOS children’s villages were founded by Hermann Gmeiner in Tyrol, Australia in 1949.as a child welfare worker; he saw how children were orphaned as a result of World War 2 and their suffering. With the generous support of donors, child sponsors, partners, and friends, Gneimers vision of providing loving, family based care for children without parental care. Today, SOS villages associations are active in 134 countries around the world. In Kenya the SOS…

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    whether the Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Project (SNAP), a participatory, agroecological peer farmer education intervention, can be effective at improving sustainable agricultural practices, legume production, food security, infant and young child feeding practices, and nutritional status of children and mothers in Singida District, Tanzania. Survey design SNAP is a clustered randomized effectiveness trial. We have selected 25-30 households in each of 10 villages to receive intervention…

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    ordinary village conducts a traditional lottery where the “winner” is stoned to death. While the events that take place in this story are fictional, Jackson uses the events to showcase the dangers of the preservation of certain traditions. Jackson seemingly uses ordinary details about the setting and the townspeople to characterize her theme that although society claims to be civilized, and may appear…

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    setting of “The Lottery” takes place in a small village where an annual lottery was a tradition the people strongly complied with. One of the villagers would find themselves in an undesirable situation by the end of the drawing. While the circumstances, such as the throwing of rocks, are indeed made up, the concepts of scarcity, struggle, greed, and selfishness illustrated by Shirley Jackson are obvious problems that real people face. The major predicament in the story is the fact that greed and…

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    the city of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Specifically, the team went to a small village by the name of La Tercera Calle. The goal of the trip was to build a cement floor in a church that the villagers had long been working on. This project took up almost the entirety of the week, and while the work was immensely strenuous, it was strangely palatable, bordering even on enjoyable. Nonetheless, the process required dozens of hours of laborious man-power, and consisted of several steps. To create the…

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    In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” (1948), she conveys through her character’s actions the morbid reality of what people are willing to do in order to survive. Jackson created the image of a cheerful small village where everyone knows everyone to make the reader realize that surviving is human nature. And the actions needed for survival can be anywhere and at any time. By using ‘the lottery’ to choose a human sacrifice, Jackson is able to directly convey a theme of survival. Each character in…

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    Birds Town Gone wrong Long ago in birds town lived a little girl and her best friend Tommy. Over the years there has been many lords and many different rules, but never such a rule as no boys allowed like the new lord made. What happens to the boys the villagers asked. The lord soon answered, “They shall be sent to the village across the highway.” Kylie a normal teenage girl is one of the many people that were affected by this rule, as well as Sam. Kylie lost her best friend, Sam…

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