Academic papers on Urban Studies

Orange County, California
Orange County, California has long lived with the reputation of affluence and conservatism. This may or may not be true, however, the existence of the stereotype has certainly had an influence on how Orange County is viewed. This 7 page paper...
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Empowerment Zones
This 15 page paper provides an overview of just what the Empowerment Zones are and how they have been implemented. Urban renewal is discussed in general. The successes and failures of the program are outlined and alternatives are provided....
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The Politics of Urban Renewal: Adriaen's Landing
A 12 page paper which discusses the politics of urban renewal, with emphasis on Adriaen's Landing which is in Hartford, Connecticut. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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The InterCounty Connector: The Master Plan of Montgomery County, Maryland
This 12 page paper considers the goals, strategies and changes over the past 50 years in the plan for developing the InterCounty Connector, a major road project in Montgomery County, Maryland. This paper considers the specific challenges to urban...
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Bills of Quantity
This 5 page paper looks at different types of bills of quantity and builders quantity considering how and when they are used and some of the problems that may be encountered. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
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Urban Issues: Sprawl, Deconcentration, and Polarization
A 5 page paper which discusses various aspects of urban concerns. Their causes, consequences, and policy issues are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Tracy Kidder/ "Home Town"
A 5 page review of Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winning account of life in Northampton, Massachusetts
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Brooklyn's Russian Immigrants
This 5 page paper takes a look at Russian immigration to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach that took place at the end of the twentieth century. The effect that the new immigrants have had on the region's older Russian Jews is the focus of this paper....
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L.W. Kennedy/ "Planning the City Upon a Hill"
An 8 page summation and analysis of Lawrence W. Kennedy's book on the history of urban planning as it pertains to Boston, Mass. Kennedy traces the history of urban planning in Boston from its founding in 1630 to the present day. In so doing, he...
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How Urban Schools Are Affected By Society
This 9 page paper looks at urban schools today, their problems and ways in which they have found solutions. Urban life is studied and the effects of modern society are evaluated. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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The Principle Motivation for Undertaking Leisure and Cultural Practices is the Quest for Prestige
This 6 page paper considers the nature of the pursuit of leisure and cultural practices, including tourism and travel, as they are defined by the desirability of prestige and the desire to maintain a sense of prestige in the modern culture. ...
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The Urbanization of New York City
This 5 page paper delves into New York City history, with a focus on immigration. The effects of technology on the urbanization of New York, as well as other parts of social and economic life in the city, are explored. Bibliography lists 6 ...
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Urban Development in London
This 8 page paper considers Peter Hall's 1998 book 'Cities of Tomorrow' and considers how the issues raised in this book can be seen as representative of London. The role of urban planning is considered against the background of ideas in this book....
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The Washington , D.C. Experience
This 6 page paper highlights the monuments in Washington and contemplates why visiting the district is a moving and interesting experience. The history of some of the monuments are discussed as well as their meanings. Bibliography lists 8...
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The Prominent Cultures of Florida
This 6 page paper provides a comparison between the prominent cultures of Florida and the American culture as a whole. This paper provides a comparative view and integrates views on ethnic heritage, culture and normative behaviors as they compare...
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