Academic papers on Urban Studies

Problems Of "Urban Sprawl"
This 10 page research paper examines the issue of urban sprawl in America from a conservative perspective. Specifically discussed are the effects of urban sprawl on regional settings, goals and objectives established for prevention, policy options...
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Redevelopment Of Silicon Valley
A 20 page research paper that discusses the problems that have faced Silicon value and the need for urban redevelopment. The paper discusses community attitude, economics, development, and "city" planning needs. From a relational view from other...
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Sociocultural Change In The Neighborhoods Of Washington, D.C.
An 11 page paper that focuses on the demographic, cultural, religious, and economic factors that have impacted neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Suburban Malls - The New Downtown
A 5 page research paper which examines the concept proposed by Witold Rybczynski in his book, City Life, that malls have become the de facto downtown of the American suburbs. The writer also consults the work of Lyn Lofland in her book A World of...
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The Fall of Ancient Cities
6 pages in length. Using the specific examples of Beirut and Cairo, the writer of this paper explores how cities lose their aesthetic value over time. Analytical comments are made regarding how urban areas that were once known for their statutes,...
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The History of the Greek Community in Chicago
An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the problems and social elements that surround the emergence of the Greek culture in Chicago and that has supported the prevallence of elements like the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States. ...
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The Rise of the Central Business District & the Importance of Revitalization
A 5 page overview of the dynamics of the central business district in Midwestern city's. Describes the traditional importance and the decline these districts have experienced in recent years. Describes in specific details the decline and...
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Urban Revolution
A 7 page paper analyzing Childs' theories elements of urban revolution compared to other authors. The paper discusses in particular, the growth of the state from conquest, commerce and administrative needs.
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Urban Sociology & The Need For Change
11 pages in length. The questions raised in this paper are related to sociological studies in which spatial density is a major focus, because how close people live, work, and go to school with each other affects how people think, their behavior,...
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Washington DC - Foggy Bottom & Adams-Morgan Neighborhoods / Change
A 24 page paper that provides an overview of the major representational aspects of both the Foggy Bottom and Adams-Morgan Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. in a comparison that evaluates the transformation since the 1930s. Bibliography lists 15...
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Washington, D.C. 2006
This 10 page paper investigates the possible future of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, our nation's capital. The writer provides a brief history of Washington and the District, the cultural amenities and then provides data...
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Why Cities Exist / A Look At Urban Economic Theory & The History Of Cities
A 20 page paper that provides an overview of trhe application of major economic theories to the history and development of cities in the United States and through out the world. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The American Ideal Of Suburbia
5 pages in length. The American ideal of suburbia reflects a trend of living that is conspicuous by the very lifestyles of the people who live within such urban sprawl. It is a decidedly different approach to existence than that of its urban...
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Urban Problems in Virginia Public Housing
A 9 page paper discussing trends in public housing and their effects on urban problems. With the ongoing reductions in funds available through federal and state governments for use in providing low-income housing, cities increasingly are finding it...
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Suburbanization
This 5 page paper provides an overview of suburbanization. Various subjects are touched on including the effects of transportation and housing. The significance of the GI bill is included. Theoretical concepts are also provided in the analysis....
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