This website covers the issue of prison overpopulation. This issue affects prisons all across the country. The first feature the website provides a list of each of the fifty states. Choosing a state will take you to a page that provides the number of incarcerated prisoners currently being held and the total cost to run the prison per day. The website also has a section that has articles explaining why prison overcrowding is a problem. This section also shows the demographics, state policies, and the rising costs of overcrowding. The website provides a section about possible solutions to the problem. This section has articles about changes to the courts and states that could help solve the problem. The website also offers case studies and news
The processes of urban renewal have significantly transformed the social structure of Pyrmont-Ultimo. In the early 20th century, Pyrmont experienced a major decrease in its population and economic activity due to the urban decay and the decentralisation experienced throughout Sydney, which saw a dispersal of activities, especially industrial and manufacturing activities, out of the inner-city areas into the outer suburbs of Sydney. The urban renewal was the single most important factor in revitalising the population in Pyrmont. The dramatic transformation through the processes of urban renewal, including an innovative mix of housing, 33 hectares
Pyrmont is the most densely populated suburb in Sydney, with a population density of 13 850 residents/km2, located 2 km west of Sydney CBD, 33.8737° S, 151.1957° E, and has a population of 12 813 (2016 census). Factors that have shaped the urban settlement pattern in Pyrmont-ultimo include historical aspects and new technologies. Urban growth in Pyrmont resulted in impacts on three dimensions: economic, social and environmental. Pyrmont was originally a peninsula of shipyards, wool stores, mills and coal power stations. Following a number of government initiatives and redevelopment, the area has rejuvenated, attracting new residents and companies.
In 1994, Gloria Ladson-Billings created the term “culturally relevant teaching”, which refers to pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially and emotionally (Coffey, 2008). Ladson-Billings created this term based on research and observations of teachers who are successful with low performing students and students of color. Culturally relevant teaching involves using culture as a tool to provide students’ with knowledge and skills. In general, it is a theory that allows teachers to build connections between students’ home and school lives and activate their prior knowledge (Coffey, 2008).
The U.S. Constitution was created on September 17, 1787 by Thomas Jefferson and the rest of the founding fathers to serve as a guideline of rules that our government should follow. Throughout history there have been several court cases that have resulted in them tweaking the constitution because it sometimes fails to be specific. These tweaks are mostly known as amendments, and currently there are a total of 27of them. The 14th amendment, being one of the most important since, was approved on July 28, 1868 stated that all people born or living in the United States should be treated equally under the law. When this amendment was created, it changed the way Americans looked at equality especially when it comes to same sex marriage. There has
As areas and towns differ in conditions of topographical and geological circumstances the Title isn't too restrictive. These problems could be determined by a few factors like the place and its susceptibility to natural disasters such as mudslide, earthquakes or floods. Counties in areas exposed to earthquakes, for instance, restrict development of high rise structures. Other adoptions include limitations on security measures and fire suppression sprinkler
The redevelopment of the Pyrmont–Ultimo area is one of the most significant urban renewal programs undertaken in Australia. Once a flourishing frontier port, Pyrmont 's rich history is still gladly in plain view amongst a present day extension of eateries, stores, bistros and parks. The following questions were to address the issue of urban growth and decline in Pyrmont: What are the reasons for urban growth and decline? What was the Pyrmont area first used for and has this changed? Does the government plan to redevelop the area? Have any of the aged buildings been repurposed?
As the world’s population continues to migrate and live in urban areas, planners, engineers, and politicians have an important role to ensure that they are livable and sustainable. But what defines an urban area and what makes it so attractive? In my opinion, urban areas are places that consist of a variety of land uses and buildings, where services and amenities are easily accessible to the general public, and includes an established multimodal transportation network. Also, it should be a place where people can play, learn, work, and grow in a safe and collaborative manner. Based on that definition, the novel, “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler mostly portray cities as a problem due to their lack of safety and the oppression
When it comes to the effects of urban sprawl on the poorer people, they are left behind in the more undesirable inner parts of the city. Urban sprawl causes the government to increase taxes on the houses outside the city and place restrictions on building new homes within the city. Just like any issue pertaining to government, urban sprawl has its pros and cons.
Situation: As a patrol officer, I am only doing my job when I stop a car for running a red light. Unfortunately, the driver of the car happens to be the mayor. I give her a ticket anyway, but the next morning I get a call into the captain’s office and told in no uncertain terms that I screwed up, for there is an informal policy extending “Courtesy” to city politicians. Several nights later, I observe the mayor’s car weaving erratically across lanes and speeding. What would you do? What if the driver were a fellow police officer? What if it were a high school friend?
In order to raise awareness of the staggering injustices, oppression and mass poverty that plague many Indian informal settlements (referred to as slum), Katherine Boo’s novel, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, unveils stories of typical life in a Mumbai slum. There are discussions on topics surrounding gender relations, environmental issues, corruption, religion, and class hierarchies, as well as demonstrating India’s level of socioeconomic development. Encompassing this, the following paper will argue that Boo’s novel successfully depicts the mass social inequality within India. With Indian cities amongst the fastest growing economies in South East Asia, it is difficult to see evidence of this in the individual well-being of the vast majority of the nation. With high unemployment rates, the expansion of informal settlements and the neglect of basic human rights, one of India’s megacities, Mumbai, is a good representation of these social divisions.
Over the past years littering has become quite a concern for our nation. Everywhere we look and especially during the rainy season, we see rubbish in the muddy water. This happens when we litter without concern. But have we thought about the damage we are doing to the environment?
Nowadays, a lot of people have their own cars and one family might have more than two cars even. People find it impossible to live without cars but they don’t know how negatively it affects their life and even the environment around them that will affect their future later. No one can regret how cars are really important and useful in life but no one knows how it can make their life gloomy. The government should definitely start taking a step and stopping cars in big cities. Cars should absolutely be banned from big cities for pollution, traffic and accident problems.
Traffic congestion is a condition on convey networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by more gradual speeds, longer trip times, and incremented vehicular queueing. The most mundane example is the physical utilization of roads by conveyances. When traffic demand is great enough that the interaction between conveyances slows the haste of the traffic stream, this results in some congestion. As demand approaches the capacity of a road (or of the intersections along the road), extreme traffic congestion sets in. When conveyances are plenarily ceased for periods of time, this is colloquially kenned as a traffic jam or traffic snarl-up. Traffic congestion can lead to drivers becoming frustrated and engaging in road rage.