• Migration People Migrants Consequences
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    Many thanks to Peter Migration Migration is the movement of people It is classified by such indices as Distance travelled Reason for travel Period of time of travel Volume of migrants Consequences of migration include Increased understanding between people of different cultures Increased animosity between people of different cultures Changes in numbers of people at the destination and origin Creation of ghettoes in urban areas Inter-marriages Ravenstein's Laws of Migration Ravenstein came up wit...
  • Suburban Living Vs Urban Living
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    Suburban Living Vs. Urban Living In the early nineteenth century, during the Industrial Revolution, Americans gradually began selling their farms and trading the common suburban life with the adventurous fast-pace urban life. Today the majority of the American population chooses to dwell in cities, towns or suburbs; however, there are still many families living the country lifestyle. What influences an individual to select one way of living over another The area in which one's home is located ha...
  • Public Transport Urban Cities Traffic
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    CHALLENGES FACING URBAN TRANSPORT IN ASIA Abstract- One of the greatest challenges facing the new millennium is to effect a well integrated and environmentally acceptable solution for urban transportation. In spite of many decades of studies, involving research and experiments, success has often been elusive and more importantly, there is still a lack of consensus of what constitutes an acceptable integrated transport policy within the urban fabric The paper analyses the global trend towards urb...
  • Agriculture To Industry United States
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    Agriculture to Industry One of the founding fathers of America had his own idea of how the American economy should operate. Thomas Jefferson, one of the most educated of the Fathers, envisioned the United States' to be an agriculturally based nation. Many respected his idea, but it was destined to fail. When the colonies were founded in the early to mid sixteenth century their priority was agriculture. They needed food, shelter, and goods to relay back to England. In return, the colonists receiv...
  • Urban Areas Education Kids Good
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    Governor Jodi Rell, I believe that there is a much to be done to help desegregate the public schools of Connecticut. As of now the schools are very segregated on a geographical level. The students in the poor urban areas are limited to a lower education compared to that of the more affluent suburban areas. Their parents are their limiting factors. Their parents are not able to move them out to a more affluent neighborhood and their current location is not able to provide a good education for th...
  • White Women Blacks Black Hacker
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    ... ks could not even get the opportunity to compete for jobs. As Hacker says, things are getting better but they are far from equal. Things like affirmative action and unofficial quotas are getting blacks into the American workforce, but not enough to call it equal. Even so, the jobs they are predominately holding are things like nursing aids, hotel maids, postal clerks and other low-paying, low-status jobs. Black women, however, hold more positions than white women in every type of job from mi...
  • Urban Policy Local Community Social
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    INTRODUCTION Human Geography is concerned with the global impact of humans on the built environment, through the influence of economic and social policies on the issues of fundamental significance in both developed and industrialised countries. "Three human needs - food, clothing and shelter - are so fundamental that our lives cannot continue without them" (WARD, 1985) As this quotation accurately denotes, shelter is a fundamental element to ensure a good quality of life, and therefore its distr...
  • The Many Facets Of India
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    The Many Facets of India An Overview of the Five Themes of Geography by Laura Warren 4 th Hour Social Studies March 30, 2000 Culture, and all its numerous subcategories, is what defines a country and its people above all else. The individual society's habits and ways of living set it apart from every other place in this diverse world. Culture, a comprehensive term that encompasses everything from language and music to transportation and education, is so multi-faceted that its parts may in some w...
  • The Two Major Causes Of The Urban Underclass
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    Soc. 456 The Two Major Causes of the Urban Underclass Today in the United States, as well as in many other affluent, industrialized nations, there exists an urban underclass, which is defined as a class of people that comprises members of low-income households who have little or no participation in the workforce (Gilbert 2003, p. 274). Currently there are predominantly two distinct, conflicting views of why the underclass exists. On one hand, there is the notion that the underclass is simply the...
  • The Brownfield Problem Local Governments
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    The Brownfield Problem Brownfields are abandoned, idled, or under-used industrial and commercial sites where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real, or perceived environmental contamination that can add cost, time, and uncertainty to the redevelopment process. Throughout the country there are an estimated 450, 000 brownfield's. These vacant properties exist mostly in cities, serving no practical purpose, and act as both eyesores and environmental as well as economic pitfalls. The inne...
  • Singapore Tourism Urban Tourist Destination
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    Why are cities like Singapore an important issue to study within the tourism context? Studying Singapore as a Urban Tourist destination Introduction: Urbanization is a global process, described by Johnston (1981: 363) as a 'process by which: first, an increasing proportion of an area's population become concentrated in its statistically defined urban spaces'. (Hall, 2003: 1) From the past we can see that a number of towns and cities have evolved as important locations for tourism activity. Durin...
  • Education Property Tax
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    . Kozol feels that the way in which we fund public schools is arcane and unfair (54). Since most areas in the US rely on property tax in order to fund education, the poorer districts are at a disadvantage over the wealthy districts because of lack of income. This is a problem because the wealthy schools keep getting wealthier and the poor schools keep getting poorer. For example Kozol points to the inner city schools of Chicago in comparison with a suburban high school (New Trier). He states th...
  • Urban Poverty Peru Areas Government
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    Describe the extent of urban poverty in a developing country and the efforts of the national government to overcome urban poverty in general. The colonial city's main square with its vaulted church, government buildings and curio shops interspersed with chic restaurants for the nouveau rich and tourists are in stark contrast to the surrounding dark alleys, which stretch blindly into another world. In one such alley, a hollow-eyed woman sitting on the sidewalk begging with her three small childre...
  • Transition And Reform Chinese Business Environment
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    Transition and Reform: Treatment for China's Healthcare System Introduction Chinese Healthcare policies are still in a transitional phase despite the many reforms that have been implemented during the Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin era over the past twenty-five years. Healthcare reform in China continues to evolve in a haphazard format seemingly reliant on experimental policies trying to institute market-oriented, rather than collective-oriented, health centers. Understanding the history of Chine...
  • Urban Mill Styal Mills Children
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    How typical of the Early 19 th Century were Living and Working conditions at Styal? Between 1780 and 1810 Styal would have been your typical factory. These factories were built to use waterpower thus meaning they had to be constructed near the countryside. This was not good for the factory owners, as they had to build up communities. By 1810 most factories were using steam power. This was good news for factory owners, it meant they could build factories in urban areas. It means that there were ...
  • Urban Areas People Problems Social
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    Robert Packet Urban Anthology Segal 4-5: 15 How is urbanization negatively effecting our society? The answer to this question is not a simple one. This essay will not only break down the problems of urbanization in the United States, but it will also tell you some of the attempts made to fix the problem and give some solutions as to how it could possibly be solved in the future. Also when answering this question one must understand that urbanization, can not be stopped, but only contained in a m...
  • Working Class Workers Unions Conditions
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    19 Th Century Working Conditions In England Essay, 19 Th Century Working Conditions In England The Transformation of The Conditions of The Working Class in 19 th Century England The pace in the Lancashire Cotton Mill is frenetic as cotton is transformed into cloth. In a picture of the female workers at the mill in 1900 a women sits just feet from the camera, her eyes gazing down at her hands as they guide fabric through the mechanized loom. 1 Behind her rows of women stare into the camera, their...