In St. Louis, one in two black children, opposed to one in 25 white children, attend a school that is non-accredited. This means that the school performs so poorly that they don’t meet basic standards to provide students the opportunity for academic success. After her school was stripped of its accreditation, Mah’Ria was bused to a different school district, one that valued students more than the Normandy school district did. Mah’Ria is a high-performing student who desperately wanted a better education, but was denied that right based on where she lived. Not only were classes too easy and the teacher’s incompetent, but also the school as a whole was disorganized. For students like Mah’Ria, low-quality schools have a negative impact on them and begin to discourage them from even trying to create a different life path, because
St. John’s academic team won matches against both Stall High School and Burke High School Thursday evening for the first pre-playoff rounds of Charleston County School District’s quiz bowl tournament. In its first match, St. John’s edged out Stall 38-34, and later defeated Burke 37-19.
Woodlawn and Washington Park lack commercial vitality likely due to the low and declining residential density and the lack of disposable income needed to support retail development. Businesses in Woodlawn and Washington Park largely cluster along the neighborhoods’ commercial corridor with prime access to the CTA’s Green line Stations and are characterized by low sales volume and not much diversity. With large concentrations of vacant land and a lack of neighborhood amenities both neighborhoods will have an uphill struggle to start growing the residential base if done in isolation from UChicago and other non-profit and public partners.
However, a highly affected area of gentrification, in turn with living situations, is the suffering of local businesses. The appeal of gentrified neighborhoods has raised commercial rents to the point where small-scale tenants cannot afford to pay them, even at a steady profit. This situation has many titles, but most appropriately it has been named hyper gentrification. It is described as a mature stage during gentrification when not only are residents displaced, but, when commercial real reaches a market value difficult for anyone but a national or global corporation to pay, forcing businesses to also be displaced. It has the same benefit as displacing a common resident would in the end, higher profit for the larger owner (Ehrenhalt,
In regards to St. Clair County obesity is a leading health issue in the St. Clair County Community and listed to be one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. It seems that through research the obesity rate has fluctuated over previous years, but has not made any significantly positive changes. If the obesity rate continues to be a major health disparity lives are at risk of premature death. The health commission and several health agencies/ organizations are working hard to decrease the number of obesity cases, and preventing the onset of type II diabetes.
Supply and demand play a major role in the value of real estate. The forces behind supply and demand include physical, economic, political, sociological, and location issues. The location of the subject property within St. Johns provides many positives with respect to value. First, the proximity to local highways not only provides for ingress and egress, but gives the subject neighborhood exposure to potential tenants or clients. It provides a quick means of transportation for employees or customers. Second, the location of St. Johns in proximity to Lansing and the rest of Michigan is an advantage. This proximity provides additional workforce, complementary businesses, and suppliers.
It is easy to see that Etowah’s success is a result of their asset-based development strategy. Taking something old and unused and turning it into a unique asset that supports the town and local vendors. However, many rural communities lack adequate technology and/or connections to advertising. Available funds can really affect how well a small community is able to advertise the various amenities they have to offer. As previously noted, the Chamber of Commerce in Etowah became acutely aware of the town’s inability to market and advertise the downtown area and initiated the publishing of a shopping and dining guide (Lambe, 2008, p. 57). Will this shopping and dining guide be enough to draw in more visitors and tourists from other regions or states? The inability to adequately advertise could potentially affect the number of visitors and tourists going through Etowah, which could put a significant strain on the local economy. Many people depend on these amenities for jobs and if a small town like Etowah is unable to develop a strategy for allocating appropriate money for larger scale advertising, the rail excursions and downtown shops and restaurants will
Several communities surrounding West St Catharines have different land use history. To begin, I will start with Martindale. Martindale was used to be grapevines. It was given by the name as the Grapeview area. Today, it does have a significant increase of residential areas. There are unclosed shopping centers located as well. Several public schools and churches are being built. It has now constructed a new hospital as a home to the Niagara Regional Health Care System. It provides the best Niagara Healthcare services in the area. There is also a local park called the Grapeview Park.
The Hudson’s Bay Company is higher end department store that offers high quality items. In Winnipeg, there are 3 locations; one in St. Vital which is known for their middle class shoppers. The second location is the Downtown location which is popular among the downtown workers who shop during their lunch break or after their work day is over. The downtown location was the largest location in Winnipeg, over the past few years, they have begun to diminution the size on their store, slowing decreasing the amount of floors they occupied. The third location is the Polo Park location which is located in an upper class shopping center. All of the three locations serve to a slightly different target market. The location that this paper will focus on is the Polo Park Hudson’s Bay. Polo Park Hudson’s Bay is located in an upper scale shopping mall. The shopping mall includes many upscale shopping stores. Polo Park Hudson’s Bay target is female shoppers with higher incomes. “The majority of our shoppers are females in who live in the River Heights area.”
To gain a better understanding of the retail and commercial activity in the Toronto area, two different types of retail will be evaluated in the following report. The character, market orientation and location of a retail space all play crucial role in contributing to the success of the business. All three aspects of the retail spheres will be carefully assessed in order to make direct comparisons between the two types of retail businesses. The two retail systems that will be contrasted includes the ancillary retail system in downtown Toronto and the Retail Strip on Spadina, south of Baldwin.
The distribution of sales in this area are relatively split between mass merchandisers and the specialty stores. I think a population analysis of the area would be beneficial to see what areas have a growing population as this would have focus sales efforts for not only contractors developing land but also DIYers who are moving out of the metropolitan area. Over all the sales are relatively split relatively even between the DFW metropolitan areas and the surrounding counties.
Based on the provided demographic data points by the real estate company experts, we’re able to utilize the existing 250 stores with 32 various data points. These data points vary from the ethnic backgrounds, family income and size, to the house sizes and the amenities, to the sales and percent of hard goods for each of the stores. We’re additionally geared with the 7 competitive types: 1 – Densely populated areas with relatively little direct competition; 2 – High income areas with little direct competition; 3 – Locations near major shopping centers; 4 – Stores in downtown
Primarily, the aim of the study is to define the preferred activities and shopping motives of regular patrons that frequent the four identified Growthpoint malls. To achieve this goal, four main constructs are examined, namely the reasons why respondents visit
“What is here for a resident?” was the most commonly asked question throughout the afternoon of exploration in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. Unfortunately many urban planning and development endeavors will not always cater to the citizen, but the wealthy, whether that be upper class company workers, tourists, or the suburbs. This trend is noticeable throughout many cities but is especially apparent in Springfield. A city with a class pre-World War II design that has been on the decline as industrial work has left, nearby areas have held steady while the actual city core has been neglected. Recently though, some initiatives have been put in place to revive the Central Business Districts, and those efforts do not go unnoticed. Some of
I agree with the need for reducing the duplicative and redundant services. I think the focused factory would be a reasonable approach and one I had not considered.