Research Paper On A City

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  • Professional Sporting Venues and Public Funds

    This 10 page report discusses the fact that both individuals and city governments who are eager to have a professional sports franchise located in their city list numerous reasons why public dollars should be spent to entice a team to come to town or stay in town -- increased employment opportunities, greater revenue for the city, quality of life considerations for locals, and, of course, civic pride. But the question is whether or not tax dollars should be used to entice teams to locate in a city, build the arena necessary to house the team, or upgrade an arena or park because the team threatens to move elsewhere unless the city does so. In a sense, once the city gets its franchise it is held hostage by it. This paper looks at several sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Urban Aesthetic and the Films of Martin Scorsese

    A 9 page essay that examines film director Martin Scorsese urban aesthetic in regards to his representation of New York City in three of his films: After Hours, Mean Streets and Taxi Driver. The writer examines how the city is used in each film and argues that Scorsese portrays this environment as a nightmare vision in which a character can easily lose his way and his soul. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Urban Evolution of Paris

    A 14 page paper which examines how the city was transformed from Medieval Paris to the trademark infrastructure of a contemporary urban center by Baron Georges Haussmann. Specifically considered are the city’s urban evolution, what infrastructural strategies needed to be considered, and also its cross-cultural influence during the French Concession period and beyond. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • NYC's DOT

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the city's DOT. The responsibilities of the department are discussed as are the roles of the officials in the administration. The department is used as an example for someone studying city government organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The New York City Marathon

    A 4 page book review on Anything For A T-shirt by Ron Rubin, which chronicles the saga of The New York City Marathon and the innovative impresario who made this annual street theater/sporting event possible. Rubin explains how the annual event is much more than simply a sporting event, as it brings together the diverse peoples who make New York City their home in a way that not only creates a sense of community, but is also personally empowering to the individual participants. In addition to describing the marathon itself, Rubin's book is also very much a biography of an extraordinary man, the man who brought the world The New York City Marathon, Fred Lebow. No additional sources cited.

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