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  • Growth Management Strategies Local Decision
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    The population of California is expected to increase by more than 15 million people by the year 2020. This is not a new startling fact. It has been said many times before, in many different ways. This number is equivalent to the present population of Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado combined. Carol Whiteside focuses on how the population boom will affect California's cities. She also looks at how the cities will prepare for such growth, with local resources that are already s...
  • Lure Of The Big City
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    Austin StorhaugAP American History 2/7/200519th Century Cities In 1880, a national census determined that the United States had grown to a population of 50,100,000.6,600,000 of those who helped account for the population growth of cities were immigrants arriving from around the world. Also, many rural Americans became attracted to the lure of the big city. This incredible condensation into the big cities led to many problems including crime. Overall, the lure of the city, the abundance of worker...
  • Relationship Between City Tax And Population Growth
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    The relationship between city taxes, political types, and city growth Christopher B. Colburn Associate Professor Economics Department Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 23503 email: fax: 757-683-3569 andSuganya UtanskulGraduate Student Economics Department Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 23503 Draft copy, not for quotation without author's permission. Paper to be presented at the Public Choice Society Meetings, Baltimore, MD, March 2004. Abstract While there has been much research on the re...
  • Fractal Dimensions
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    Fractal Geometry " Fractal Geometry is not just a chapter of mathematics, but one that helps Everyman to see the same old world differently'. - Benoit Mandelbrot The world of mathematics usually tends to be thought of as abstract. Complex and imaginary numbers, real numbers, logarithms, functions, some tangible and. But these abstract numbers, simply symbols that conjure an image, a quantity, in our mind, and complex equations, take on a new meaning with fractals - a concrete one. Fractals go fr...
  • Square Mile In Developed Suburbs
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    From homeowners worried about crime and property values om Frog town to Burnsville commuters whose drive on Interstate 35 W gets slower each year, no one is immune to sprawl's effects. It sets Bloomington against Lakeville in competition for new industry and pits Brookdale's comedown against Maple Grove's hope to attract a new regional mall. It makes highways more crowded and mass transit less viable. It requires more roads and sewers and higher taxes to pay for them. It has economic effects as ...
  • Growth Of The Cbd
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    THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT Introduction The central business district (CBD) acts as the most important part of a city where the businesses are found along with the commercial activities in the centre of the city, forming what is known as the core. The CBD is a gradational fragmented zone rather than a single line that can actually be found. There are many important factors that contribute to the growth of the CBD. More purchasing power, better transportation and a larger population are prelim...
  • Local Growth Management Problems
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    Downs, A. (1994). New Visions for Metropolitan America. Washington, D.C. : The Brookings Institution. New Visions for Metropolitan America starts out by describing the American Dream. Many Americans dream about owning a house in the suburbs with a two-car garage and a white picket fence. The advantage of living in the suburbs is fresh air, less congestion, and plenty or space to raise a family. The problem with the so called "American Dream" is that it is too costly for most Americans. Cities ar...

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