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Fort Worth Business

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page overview of business development in Fort Worth. Presents a largely positive view but introduces the question as to whether this development can be expected to pay for itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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 rejuvenation experienced in Paducah, Kentucky. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page report is written in a style that demonstrates a human interest and neighborhood business type of reporting. It profiles a small business owner Andrzej Borkowska and his used car company -- “Honesty Used Cars.” No bibliography.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the impact of adult entertainment businesses on communities. Several cities and regions across the United States have used the argument that adult entertainment within a community has a negative impact on that community and its residents and have used this argument to implement ordinances which take into account ...

This 4 page paper looks at the necessity for bilingual training in businesses, particularly in New York. Concepts may be applied to any locale but New York is the focus on this paper. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 11 page paper examines the role of local business and voluntary sector in regeneration commenting on their role as investors, as consultants and as business people sitting on the boards of various government and no-governmental organisations. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

A 15 page paper assessing factors that tourism promoters in Philadelphia should consider in attempting to increase business-related tourism in that city. The paper discusses the economic benefits of tourism and the need for the local community to be involved in the effort, and presents Las Vegas and Hickory, North Carolina as examples of ...

This 5 page essay discusses John Reddie Short's 1996 book that is also sub-titled An Introduction to Cities, Culture, and Power. Issues examined include the economic evolution of cities, elements that define contemporary urban economies, and the role urban economies play in the larger global economy. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page research paper that answer three questions on urban policy making. Questions concern rural immigration into cities; the dynamics of coping with the global marketplace; and controlling the power of large corporations.

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, monuments and ancient civilizations can not be held in the same light anymore ...

A 10 page overview of the ancient history of Jerusalem with emphasis on two of its many periods of seige, the Babylonian siege in 587 B.C. and the Roman siege in 70 A.D. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page paper which compares New York City today with ancient Athens in relationship to problems and values. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the history and fate of one of the great buildings in the Detroit, Michigan, skyline. J.L. Hudsons's Department Store was considered by many to be a unique American institution that changed the way people viewed downtown and shopping. The building was vacated in 1983 and demolished in 1998. Bibliography lists ...

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 demonstrates how city planning is tied intrinsically to the political ...

A 5 page overview of history of the public space function of the city street and the evolution of that function over time. The writer concludes that this function, even with planned efforts to make it so, will never be as important as it had been in early American history. Bibliography lists 3 ...

7 pages. This paper gives an interesting look at the city of Dallas, Texas. Includes the history, some of the famous events that have happened there, the current economy and highlights the most remarkable places to go. Dallas isn't just another spot on the map. As this paper shows, it has ...

A 12 page research paper on the history and characteristics of New York's Fifth Avenue. The writer describes the changing structure, architecture, the spectacular parades, and the stores of the famed avenue. Bibliography lists 5 sources. (Begins Before the Twentieth Century).

9 pages in length. Perhaps the most popular "whodunit" of American history, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 spawned a generation of tough citizens who weren't willing to give up their city, even in the face of disaster. Finally, we learn that it wasn't necessarily Mrs. O'Leary's cow who set the blaze.


  • 14 page paper

This 14 page report examines Jerusalem and the struggles, historical and current, the city has faced. It gives a brief overview of the city's history, as well as the conflicts inherent in a city considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Bibliography included.

Washington, D.C. 2006

  • 10 page paper

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 regarding population, unemployment, and crime then makes forecasts using trend extrapolation analysis regarding the population and ...

A 5 page paper that considers the urban landscape of the Golden Gate Park and its impact in terms its geographical study. This paper also includes a brief history of the development of the Golden Gate Park. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page research paper which examines the city of Hartford, CT as to its religious groups, institutions, school system and other aspects of its society. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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.

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 sources.

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 sources.

This 10 page paper looks at the way in which social housing may benefit if the Egan Agenda was adopted in the construction of this type of property. Short term direct savings are considered as well as longer term indirect savings. The paper also includes a description of the Egan Report's general findings in order ...

This 3-page paper answers questions about suburban sprawl and state sovereignty rights in the wake of Bush v Gore in 2000. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the phenomenon of urban sprawl. The paper looks at the causes and effects of this trend, how it is encouraged by technology and argues that it should be halted giving suggestion on how this may be achieved. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

A 6 page research paper investigating the book written as a follow-up report to the urban re-development project in Sacramento. A contrast is made between specific elements in the original plan vs. the follow-up report vs. residents' letters to the editor. Bibliography is included.

This 7 page paper takes the journey from Kenosha to Sheboygan and looks at different interesting places and features you may find on the way. The paper is written in the style of a tourist guide. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

The Flaneur

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper uses John Jervis’s essay on the flâneur to analyze two other works: Edgar Allan Poe’s writing “Doings in Gotham” and Hitchcock’s classic “Rear Window.” The three works all examine the complexity of life in the city. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the process of Reconstitution in the San Francisco Unified School District and suggests the reasons behind the decision of District Superintendent Rojas to reduce its use. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This is a 10 page paper discussing minority immigrants living in poverty and the relation to education and employment. Within the last decade, increasing high levels of poverty have been recorded in the minority and recent immigrant populations in Canada and the United States. In Canada, recent immigrants make up over 52% of those under ...

A 5 page overview of the changes experienced by the American city over time. Discusses the structural and political organization and the interrelationship of city government with regional, state and federal government. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In five pages this paper examines the chapter in which authors Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck discuss various considerations as to what can be done at different government levels, by architects and citizens to eliminate suburban sprawl. There are no additional sources cited in the bibliography.

Western Cities

  • 10 page paper

(10 pp) The discussion has been prompted by questions concerning urban studies, particularly in the Western United States. Areas of discussion include: the progressive era; the growth of Los Angeles; the role of government in land patterns; the work of Carl Abbot; and regionalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Camden Plan

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper introducing the immediate and long-term problems facing Camden today (a poverty-stricken city in Southwestern New Jersey). The paper provides a detailed report and statistics on the city's plan to make changes not only to help their homeless and housing situations, but also recommended changes to government processes. Bibliography lists 7 ...

This 5 page paper provides an overview of this Florida city's financial dilemma in the nineties. After coming out of a scandal of government corruption, the city faced possible bankruptcy in 1996. This paper delves into Miami's present and future condition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

10 pages in length. A contemplative look at the plight of urban poor and their lack of quality health care. In this paper, the writer addresses various aspects that define the problem: inadequate government aid; the trap of low-paying, unskilled, dead end jobs; and how preventive, primary health care is the goal of ...

A 7 page paper which examines the impact of migration and immigration on the political and social history of Chicago since the Civil War. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 3 page paper examines the history of the city and how American cities came to fruition. A historic, economic view is taken. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 16 page paper provides an overview of the neighborhood known as Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York. History, cultural facts, entertainment and arts information, educational information and political data are each relayed. Further, specific housing information and pricing is provided. A boundary description and an overview of the area is included in ...

Greenwich Village

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper presents an overview of this famous New York City area. History is provided along with a look at its demographics today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper considers the way in which urban planning changed in Europe during the late nineteenth century buy looking at both Paris and London. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

A 6 page essay examining Japan's current trend away from the farms and into the cities. Family farms are being worked by owners well past working age while the families' children are opting for the life of the city, which seems to be freer and easier to live. The paper includes an analogy between the ...

A 6 page essay examining Japan's current trend away from the farms and into the cities. Family farms are being worked by owners well past working age while the families' children are opting for the life of the city, which seems to be freer and easier to live. The paper includes an analogy between the ...

This 3 page paper examines Lawrence Massachusetts and makes recommendations on how to revitalize the economy there. Unemployment is the focus of this investigation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Gangs / Chicago & L.A.

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page research overview of the social and economic factors affecting the establishment of gangs in Chicago and Los Angeles, the 'political' differences between the formation of the gangs, expansion of gang territories, and the differences between law enforcement efforts. The writer supports the argument that the most effective form of enforcement has ...

A 7 page paper discussing considerations for the city council of a fictitious city of 250,000 as the council embarks on a five-year study of zoning to control urban sprawl in the economically healthy and rapidly-growing city. The paper uses the example of the decay of downtown Detroit and sprawl into outlying suburban areas as an example of ...

A 3 page research paper that explains the origins and achievements of the New York State Factory Investigating Commission (FIC). Begun in reaction to the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, the FIC was eventually responsible for having 36 new laws passed to protect workers and the public health. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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