My neigborhood

In my first assignment I focused on income inequality in my neighborhood. I can provide possible theories as to why there is an inequality after taking Urban Studies 101. There is a wage gap which shows black/latino males making far less than the average white male. This explains why one side of my neighborhood...

Eliminating the HOME Program

  I decided to focus on a current event that I read online about Donald Trump attempting to cut the budget. His way of reducing spending revolves around the idea of eliminating “lower priority” programs. One program that is considered “lower priority” according to the president, is the HOME Investment Partnerships Programs. The purpose...

Eminent Domain

Photo courtesy of Paul Sableman Eminent domain is a federal or state government’s power to acquire private property for public use. According to the fifth amendment, eminent domain is only possible if the government compensates the owners for the fair market value of their property. This power is normally exercised for public uses such...

1956 National Defense Highways Act

Photo courtesy of Vijay Chennupati This bill, also known as the Federal-Aid Highway act of 1956, was signed on June 29th, 1956, by President Dwight Eisenhower. The purpose of the bill was to create 40,000+ mile interstate highways throughout the nation. Eisenhower was inspired due to his participation of the U.S. Army’s first Transcontinental...

Children’s Rights Movement

The movement that I decided to research is the Children’s Rights Movement. This movement is dedicated to expanding and acknowledging the rights of children around the world. In 1924, the League of Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which gave specific rights to children, as well as responsibilities to adults (http://www.humanium.org/en/childrens-rights-history/)....

The Spectrum of Wealth

  For this assignment the location I selected was from the crossroad of Hillside Ave. and Little Neck Parkway, to Hillside Ave. and Springfield Blvd. There is a strong presence of poverty as you travel from Little Neck to Springfield. By Hillside and Little Neck, a majority of residents are of an Indian or...

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