Academic papers on Urban Studies

Segregation & the Urban Setting
This 20 page paper looks at the subject of segregation in the urban setting. Several points are explored, including African American history, the slave trade and migration to the North. The thesis of this paper is that segregation is more...
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Suburban Neighborhoods
In 5 pages the author presents an essay that compares the 3 types of suburban neighborhoods: affluent, poor, and middle class. The writer attempts to show that these types of neighborhoods are distinct and they have their own characteristics,...
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Washington, DC / A Study of the Georgetown Neighborhood
Washington, D.C., is made up of a number of complex neighborhood regions that have distinct topography, economic conditions, land use and local problems. This 10 page paper is designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the Georgetown...
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The Contemporary Suburb / A Response to Fishman
In his work Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia, Robert Fishman (1989) argued that the development of a new kind of city, the technoburb, was occurring that sharply contrasted the suburban development of the 1960s and 1970s. This 8...
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Why Tacoma Was Not Selected As State Capital
5 pages in length. Tacoma, Washington, was not chosen to represent the state as its capital for the same reasons other similar cities were overlooked as well: Olympia proved to be a more beneficial location for such an important appointment. ...
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Redistricting in Nassau County, N.Y.
While this 10 page paper focuses on one county in particular, the issue of redesigning election districts is actually part of a much broader trend to level the playing field in terms of race. Examples outside of the county are discussed....
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The Greek-American Community In Chicago
6 pages in length. The natural art of food peddling was the primary talent brought over by the Greeks in the mid to late 1800's. Their quest to find a better life and considerable prosperity drew them to Chicago, first arriving as ship captains...
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South Street in Philadelphia
A 5 page research paper that examines South Street in Philadelphia and how it has been impacted by urban renewal. The writer argues that the revitalization of Philadelphia has negatively impacted the ethnic populations of neighborhoods such as...
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Urban Controversy / Privatization in Jersey City
This 8 page report discusses the efforts of Jersey City public officials to streamline city services while saving the community
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The Great San Francisco Earthquake & Fire / What Did We Learn?
A 5 page examination of the disaster of 1906 in light of modern fire codes, dealing with whether devastation and loss of life could have been lessened with the use of those codes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Urban Growth Boundaries
This 5 page paper addresses the concept of urban growth boundaries and the practice is supported. Oregon is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
This 15 page paper explores the growth of the city of Greensboro, North Carolina. The paper focuses primarily on the commercial and residential real estate markets in the area but provides historical information as well. Bibliography lists 12...
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Religious Life in American Ethnic Communities
A 10 page paper comparing the religious experience of those living in American urban ghettos during the first half of the twentieth century, as described in Chaim Potok
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City Policies, Urban Politics, & Local Dominance
This 7 page paper considers some major issues regarding urban politics, the limitations on city policies and policy-making and the issues local dominance, all of which are outlined in the works of Paul Peterson, Mark Schneider, John Logan and Harvey...
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The University of Illinois
A 9 page paper discussing Illinois' first state university. The school is one that could be seen as a parent's dream, yet enjoyable for the students and truly important in the community. Employers also see UIUC as a university of value, which...
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