In “Walking and the Suburbanized Psyche,” the author, Rebecca Solnit, argues that the development of suburbanization has been the primary problem as to why our modern society continues to devalue the significance and impact of walking. Suburbanization hasn’t only changed the way we travel from one place to another, but it has also changed the way we communicate amongst each other and with ourselves. Walking is looked down upon and has been seen as a symbol of low status. This has led people to exterminate the use of walking in their daily lives. However, even if someone would like to walk to their destination they can’t due to the fact that places are shaping their roads to accommodate to the excess use of cars. I agree with Solnit that walking has a positive impact towards our bodies, our world, and our imagination.
Reston is a census-designated place located in Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County, about 20 miles north of Washington D.C. Containing four artificial lakes (among which Lake Anne and Lake Thoreau are the most famous), the town encompasses a total area of 17.4 square miles. According to the 2010 census, Reston’s population
The majority of the population (52.1%) is 18 to 65 with a young population (5 to 18) of 26.8% based on the V2015 data. These numbers are very close to par with the state and national values. The population of the
Your Name: Jennifer Russell Date: March 15, 2015 Your Instructor’s Name: Professor Terry Brennan What is their age range? What is the predominant age (e.g., elderly, preschoolers, young mothers, or school-aged children)? Median resident age:
The first land in Vermont to be owned in a modern sense was owned by the European settlers. But it did not happen all at once. There were some serious obstacles to the settlement of Vermont by the English and the French: An extreme climate, difficult topography, conflicts between these groups, opposition by the Native tribes that wanted to keep their land, and poor ideas on how to use the land. (Hands on the Land, page 67) The Native American tribes had a hunter and gatherer lifestyle, whereas the Europeans relied on agriculture, so some of their challenges were different. Since there were a lot more mountainous areas than there was
Composition The median age in 2010 was 38.5 years with an age group breakdown as follows in Figure 1 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). This figure also shows that the number of people in the age range of 20 to 29 is much lower than the surrounding age ranges and this appears to be mostly due to college attendance during these years. Since most four year degree programs are
For a lot of us, we’ve lost sight of this innate need to explore the unexplored. As work, school, family, social life and everything else that drives our days continues to pull us in every direction, it’s hard to remember the last time we were able to experience something so pure. For Jimmy, he’s managed to marry these stresses into his pride and joy, the Boise Bicycle Project. As Boise’s community-oriented, non-profit promoting the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling, BBP functions as “a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to affordable refurbished bicycles BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community.”
Travel spots People travel to Vermont to see their culture and also they come to see famous landscapes like the tallest mountain in Vermont that is 4,000 feet tall or the deepest gorge that is 30 feet deep and 10 feet wide. People also go to the museums in Vermont and the food which is quite delicious.
Burlington is by far the most populated city in the state of Vermont. With over 40,000 humans residing in the small area, the impact that humans have on the environment is much more prevalent in the Queen City than in towns with a smaller populous. However, while many towns in
Even though Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain had huge impacts on history and Eastern Canada to this day, which one of them made a larger impact to discovery and exploration. One perspective on this issue is that Cartier was more important because he was the first to explore the St. Lawrence. Another perspective is that Champlain was more important as he set up many colonies and discovered many first nation ethnic groups. Jacques Cartier was the first explorer to travel and map the St. Lawrence, a river with massive importance to Eastern Canada in the times of the fur trade to today. He also made two separate journeys, discovering many first nation groups along the way.
Community Health Assessment: Cliffside Park The town that I currently reside in is Cliffside Park in the state of New Jersey. Cliffside Park is located in Bergen County, which happens to be the most populated county in New Jersey. “The population of Cliffside Park in 2013 was 25,209. As of the year 2000, the population has increased by 9.6%. The town consists of 52.8% females (13,307) and 47.2% male (11,902.)” (City-data.com n.d.) Something interesting that I found was the median age of the residents of my town. “The median resident age is 43.1 years old.” (City-data.com n.d.) This number is higher than the median age of residents living in all of New Jersey, which is 39.4 years old. While the Cliffside Park website states that
Burlington Vermont is the largest city in Vermont and is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. Most of Burlinton’s economy activity comes from health services and education, but Burlington is home to the corporate headquarters of Bruegger’s Bagels,Burton Snowboards and Lake Champlain Chocolates.
Laramie is a unique case because it is a small town and about half of the population consists of college students. Because of this, a bigger portion of the population bikes or walks to work and school than other areas of the country. This indicates that there needs to be greater emphasis in the transportation plan on pedestrian mobility. In 2015, the US Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City
Tracy Edwards invited a guest speaker on March 27, 2017. Dr. Sullivan was a guest speaker and a candidate from the University of Montana. Also, Dr. Sullivan presented his research of “Round and Round We Go!: The Performative Nature of the Roundabout.” Moreover, Dr. Sullivan is currently working on a
A classic song about the state of Vermont is Moonlight In Vermont. Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald most commonly performed the song Moonlight Vermont. Karl Sussdorf and John M. Blackburn wrote the song in 1944. The song lyrics are, “Pennies in a stream, Falling leaves a sycamore, Moonlight in Vermont, Gentle figner waves, Ski trails down a mountain side, Snowlight in Vermont, Telegraph cables, they sing down the highway and they travel each bend in the road, And when people meet, in this romantic setting they’re so hypnotized by the lovely Evening summer breeze, sweet warblings of the meadowlark, Moonlight in Vermont.” This song draws on many classic Vermont images. Vermont’s geography is very mountainous and hilly, which means a lot of