Milton Kuyers is a son of factory worker who grew up in Jenison, MI. He attended Calvin College and graduated with an accounting degree. He worked in the public accounting atmosphere for more than 5+ years when he realized that he wanted more of a life with his family. In order to make this change happen he took a 40% pay cut and joined Sterling manufacturing company as its new CFO. He later became the President of this company at the age of 33 and has been president of companies ever since then.
In Jane Jacobs’s acclaimed The Life and Death of Great American Cities, she intricately articulates urban blight and the ills of metropolitan society by addressing several binaries throughout the course of the text. One of the more culturally significant binaries that Jacobs relies on in her narrative is the effectively paradoxical relationship between diversity and homogeneity in urban environments at the time. In particular, beginning in Chapter 12 throughout Chapter 13, Jacobs is concerned greatly with debunking widely held misconceptions about urban diversity.
In the first few pages of Chapter Three, Kingsolver talks about heirloom vegetables and says “these titles stand for real stories.” What is meant by the title is heirloom plants give off seeds that end up being saved and used for many generations (112). Those seeds have history behind them; family stories that span over several years. For example, on page 144 Kingsolver talked about this heirloom seed exchange in Iowa where one of the founders’ grandfather left a pink tomato plant that his parents brought from Bavaria in the 1870s. The seeds are comparable to a family heirloom. Both get handed down from generation to generation and have a story of what the meaning of the object is and how it all got started.
Annals of the Former World “Annals of the Former World” puts four of John McPhee’s books on the geology and geological history of North America together. They bring up the scientists who found the information that explains the history of North America. McPhee had joined some of them on expeditions, and described the work they did, as well as recorded the ideas they had.
Hitchcock’s notoriously elaborate Rear Window set (under the art direction of J. Macmillan Johnson and Hal Pereira) is so significant because it contains the entirety of the movie. The rest of the city is a mere suggestion, hinted at by cars and pedestrians passing by a narrow strip of alleyway. Therefore, the real analysis of city life that Rear Window explores is that of the relationship between neighbors. In his essay The Metropolis and Mental Life, Georg Simmel comments that the city dweller must avoid overstimulation by practicing “reserve” among others and that,
The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety and Contact Cities are generators of economic life and source of changes in the world. Thereby, Jane Jacobs in her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities puts into relief the role of cities on the social and economic levels, while denouncing the disastrous consequences of urban renewal programs. To that extent, in chapters 2 and 3, she discusses "The Uses of Sidewalks”, arguing that over all people need safety and trust in their city. Therefore, first she claims the necessity of keeping streets and sidewalks safe because they are the “vital organs” of cities (29). Secondly, she argues that the functioning of cities should be organized in order to foster human interaction in which “casual public
In chapter 22 when James Mcbride meets Aubrey Rubenstein he learns more about his family and the way things were for them back in the day. James had been looking for bits of his family’s past and where they came from in order to understand a bit more of who he was. For instance,”I wanted to see it, then tell my black wife and my two children about it because some of my blood runs through there, because my family has history there, because there’s a part of me in there whether I, or those that run the synagogue, like it or not”. James finally says that he has found that for which he has been looking at this point in the story because he has finally visited the places his family grew up in, got to speak to the people that knew his family well
In chapter 1 Walter Dean Myers First place called home was Harlem. Walter had said that it was a magical place called, alive with music. Walter only memory, he has on women is who picked him up on Sunday morning. Chapter 1 was called roots because it was about his history. Walter real mother had died after the birth of his sister. Walter had considered his adopted mother, to be his mother.
While Jim helps Billy recover from his stroke, Billy tells Jim about his former who want his sea chest
In chapter 11 of the textbook Ruddiman talks about two main greenhouse gases CO2 and methane and how they stayed around in our atmosphere, ice sheets, and land for thousands of years. He states that cores of todays ice sheets contain vital climatic signals which can be found under the center of an ice sheet. Drilling these ice sheets can take longer than a single summer, but in the end this information is crucial. Scientists look at carbon isotopes to determine how carbon has moved along time. Ruddiman states they move in two forms, organic carbon and inorganic carbon. He also says that when the ice sheets were large in size carbon dioxide concentrations were low, but when ice sheets were small or nonexistent then CO2 was higher. There are
In this Chapter O’Brien explains how fear and having guts intertwine and in many cases there’s really no difference. I think the soldiers feel the need to shake the dead man's hand to make death not seem quite as "real." By turning death into something darkly comic, they don't have
Early Downtown Development Many downtowns first emerged as a distinctive place due to elite residents with homes in the area, which served as meeting places for important business transactions. By the late 19th century downtowns had typically been laid out with designated business blocks (Ford 2003). The growth of the business block as an economic center and booming downtown forced out any competition that were not appropriate with “high rents, social pressure and architectural change” (Ford 2003, pp 45). This was the origin of the spatial structure and land use patterns that are associated with contemporary downtowns. The origin of the town structure is most commonly affiliated with European cities as models of spatial layout. Specialty business and retail districts that characterized American downtowns and what we now image a good downtown to be are directly linked to it European counterpart. The key characteristic that defer from the European model was the tendency for American cities to be street-oriented rather then place-oriented. This contributed to the more linear structure of the city, business pursued locations on the “main street” rather then near major plazas or religious buildings (Robertson 1997).
 Explained by this exemplifies that a city should have a foundation for it to grow off of. I do believe this will also be the doing of the citizens that help plan at meetings with communities, yet a good foundation is what will lead to a “good city”. Furthermore, with the influence of citizens, a good city will develop from nothing and will have a sense of cultural background from the past of citizens who live there currently.
Perceiving the properties of the environment and then actively giving an action is the instinct of creatures. American psychologist Gibson developed the term Affordances about the perception of the animals to environment. It refers to the environment provides the opportunity for action; means what environment affords is what animal perceives (Gibson, 1979). The interrelationship between people and environment is inseparable, including objects, space, society, and city/urban. "At the beginning of the twentieth century some 10 per cent of the world’s population dwelt in towns or cities. […] By the year 2030 over 60 per cent of the world’s population will be urbanized" (Parker, 2015, p1). According to the information of the urban population, people constructed the cities and cities will be extended to fit the population. How to recognize a city? What kind of medium affects the relationship of people, society and cities, and changes the shape of them Simultaneously? Calvino takes the observation of the real city to represent in the description of his novel (1978).
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