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Urban Area

opportunities. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) states that ‘By 2007, one-half of the world’s population will live in urban areas compared to little more than one-third in 1972, and the period 1950 to 2050 will see a shift from a 65 per cent rural population to 65 per cent urban (United Nations Population Division 2001a). By 2002, some 70 per cent of the world’s urban population will be living in Africa, Asia or Latin America (UNCHS 2001a). The most striking current changes are the levels of...

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Race And Crime In Urban Areas Essay

Shaw and Henry D. McKay (107) observed Juvenile Delinquency in urban areas, and one of the first things they discussed in their chapter was the different values in separate economic areas of the city, and how the socioeconomic status contributes to the amount of crime. Secondly, they discussed differential social organization, which includes the differences in values between the communities (Shaw and McKay). A Theory of Race, Crime and Urban inequality is explained by Robert J. Sampson and William Julius...

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Cause and Effect of People Migrating from Rural Areas to Urban Areas

people migrating from rural dwellings to urban area in search of an earning, better education or may be due to environmental degradation in rural areas. Even, political conflicts, wars, and income disparities among and within regions may also be a motivating factor which results in migration whether international or national. Whatever may be the reasons, migration is a very common phenomenon nowadays in most of the cities. Recent studies reveal that the urban population is increasing day by day. Roughly...

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INTRODUCTION In the recent years urban areas have been a transit, and destination for men,women and children trafficked for forced labour and sexual exploitation.Not only that other people move to urban areas to seeek better lives,services such as health and to escape the bad conditions of the rural areas. There are several reasons why people migrate to urban areas from the rural areas.Such reasons are poor education facilities in the rurals,poor health services in the rural areas,to escape drought and diseases...

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Urban Growth

URBAN GROWTH URBAN • It is derived from the Latin 'Urbs' a term used by the Romans to a city. • spatial concentration of people whose lives are organized around non- agricultural activities. • Placed-based characteristic that incorporates elements of population density, social and economic organization, and the transformation of the natural environment into a built environment. • GROWTH • An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion. ...

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Urban Pollution

resulted in the formation of huge megapolitan areas and surrounding peri-urban environs. In China, a 40 million urban area is planned.The effects of cities on people are not well-understood. Cities require huge amounts of energy, resulting in large quantities of waste products, causing unsustainable environments. Cities are sources of air, water and soil pollution. Light and noise pollution are now known to adversely affect urban people. The role of urban heat islands and air pollution, PM2.5 and ozone...

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Urban Spaces

Urban Spaces Living within a unicultural community is quite the norm for many reasons. It serves a plethora of benefits to be surrounded by individuals who share the same lifestyle as you. The corner grocer may stock ethnic foods particular to your own culture that could not be found in major chain stores. Your neighbors may speak your native tongue if you’re not from that particular part of the world thus eliminating language barriers. All these small conveniences associated with living in unicultural...

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Urban and Rural

Difference between Rural and Urban Life: |SR .NO |Rural Life |Urban life | |1 |Environment: Close / direct contact with nature. |Greater isolation from nature. Predominance of manmade | | |Preliminaries influenced by natural environmental |(artificial environment). | | |elements like rain, heat, drought, frost, sow...

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Essay On Urban Sprawl

Urban sprawl, the uncontrolled expansion of urban areas, has slowed down by 9% since the 1990s (Borenstein). Urban sprawl was steadily increasing starting in 1920 due to new street construction and it peaked in 1994. Despite the belief that urban sprawl is the result of a healthy economic and social process, urban sprawl needs to be restricted and eventually stopped. Urban sprawl is rapidly expanding, destroying wildlife, and causing a rise in pollution and disease. Urban sprawl has come to be fairly...

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‘The decentralisation of retailing and other services has had a major impact on urban areas.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement

Decentralisation is the process in which the population, retail and industry moves from urban CBD’s to the outer city. An out of town shopping centre is a group of shops and facilities that are located away from a town’s CBD. This movement will have positive and negative impacts on both the urban area and the outer city, where the out of town centres are built. The decentralisation of retailing and other services is happening because In order to sell goods, shops need to be located where people can...

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