"Globalization can only result in technologies that harm the environment" - Discuss
"Globalization can only result in technologies that harm the environment" Introduction: The purpose of this report is to fulfill the last assignment (TMA) for the course T172 "Working with our Environment: Technology for a Sustainable Future". In this assignment I will discuss the topic statement upon my understanding of the subject. This report will discuss the role of globalization in providing and transfer new and advanced technologies which, despite their importance, can be damaging to the environment. The report will be covering elements such as what we mean by globalization as a phenomenon of changes? What technologies mean? What are the factors of globalization that supported it and what are the features of it. What is Globalization? There are various definitions of "Globalization", and the effect it has on the world. Globalization can be defined as a phenomenon of major changes in the conventional world. These changes include many atmospheres such as the economic, cultural, political and technical ones, in addition to a major change in the personal aspect of our life. These changes leading to unified impacts all over the world. Driven by many factors such as economic and technology and shaped by governments and institutions rules and regulation, globalization is an expansion beyond nations and geographical borders. Main aspects revolutionized the
Is tourism the same the world over-an example of the contemporary global leisure industry?
Essay Culture, Power, Language Question: Is tourism the same the world over-an example of the contemporary global leisure industry? Tourism is deemed as a contemporary leisure industry though its output may not be physically evaluated. But, it can not be denied that it makes a contribution to the GDP, plays a significant role in improving the balance of payment, and besides all its economic benefits, is an important factor in forming the country's image and in devoting to the protection of natural and cultural values. There is no simple structure for this industry as tourism is apparently different from country to country, region to region, even site to site in the same city. Thus, tourism is created on different purpose and developed toward different direction all over the world as a result of distinct characteristics in almost all dimensions of different areas. These differences are probably the motivation of people planning to travel outside their homes. Firstly, also the most obvious, is the differences caused by the geographic or natural conditions. This could be on account of climatic element, natural resources, etc. For example, The Republic of Malta, which has plenty of islands locating in the central Mediterranean Sea. It provided tourists beautiful beaches and scenic views that along with a typical Mediterranean climate.1 Secondly, which this course
What are the main features of a Savanna ecosystem?
The Chronicle 0th December 2003 40p Editor: Joe Ramage Nakuru: Problems, conflicts and solutions. What are the main features of a Savanna ecosystem? For most of the year in this part of Kenya, the climate is very warm and very dry. However for a short season of three months (April, May and June), there is abundant rainfall and then a shorter period known as the 'little rains' (November and December). Both of these periods of rain follow quite soon after the overhead sun has past right over the equator. The temperatures throughout the year are generally high, the cooler part of the year occurs when the sun is overhead in the opposite hemisphere. Most places in Kenya are too far inland to be affected by the sea, so most of the areas with this climate are upland areas with slightly reduced temperatures due to the high altitudes. During the dry season the prevailing winds blow from the east allowing any moisture to be deposited before reaching western parts of the continents. The rainy season coincides with the sun, when it is overhead and the dry prevailing winds have reduced. Unfortunately the length of the rainy season and the amount of rainfall are unpredictable. While the heavy nature of the rain can do a lot of damage. A climate graph of Nakuru. The
Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Plan for the use of Brooklyn Army Terminal, a 972 acre Waterfront Site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Revitalisation of the industrial waterfront is nothing new to New York City. The decline of manufacturing in industrial cities saw the obsolescence of port infrastructure and the rise of producer services in harbour cities over the world. The spatial response in New York City to this economic phenomenon has been varied but has been focussed on similar ends. Beginning with Battery Park City in 1962, when 92 sq feet of new land were created to accommodate new office and residential space over the site of 20 deteriorated Hudson River piers. Waterfront development in New York City is also represented by diverse projects like the restoration of Schermerhorn Row and the creation of The South Street Seaport as a Festival market place, where the retention and restructuring of the historic fabric occurred as well as the insertion of new structure and Chelsea Piers where four neglected historic, piers were transformed into a major centre for public recreation and for waterfront access. Though they provide "public" spaces for the local public, the target of such projects is really the upper income earners and the tourist. This is reflected in investment decisions that produce little for local economic development and few social benefits. The site in question is in Sunset Park, South
Park Design Issues.
Ritchison, Derek Facilities Management, RPLS 379 February 4, 2004 Park Design Issues, Assignment #1 I always knew Minneapolis had a quality park system, but I had no idea it was renowned throughout the country. Also, I had no idea there was such a large number of parks, lakes, trails and just plain "open space" in Minneapolis. There are over 150 parks, 30 lakes and 50 miles of parkways in Minneapolis. It is obvious much credit is due to Frederick Law Olmsted and his park design principles, which are heavily included in the Minneapolis park system. I believe all of Olmsted's basic principles are apparent in the Minneapolis parks, and have been since the very beginnings of the city. One of the first things city officials did was set aside different areas of land specifically for parks. There were many benefits of doing this. First, it allowed the city to build houses around all the parks, making them all easily accessible. Also, it placed many different parks throughout the city, scattered but connected. This way, no matter where you live, there will be open space and "green relief" somewhere nearby. Most of the parks in Minneapolis, especially the larger, more frequented ones, are connected by parkways. The Ground Rounds, as it is called in Minneapolis, consists of over 50 miles of parkways and open space. This is broken up into seven districts scattered
Examine the components of a 24-hour city
CHAPTER 1: THE THEORTICAL CONTEXT .1 OBJECTIVES AND RATIONALE London has an arguable case to suggest whether or not it is a 24-hour city. At the moment, there are many issues that need to be resolved and implemented before it can be crowned with the rest of the leading world cities like New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Japan, etc as a 24-hour destination. But more to the point objectively, does London have the capabilities to becoming more than it is now? Hence, more of a city that is generalized like such destinations mentioned. A predicted difficult aim to achieve, however, more challenging in knowing that no dissertation has been written on such a topic. The following objectives for this dissertation are as follows: Objective 1: To examine the components of a 24-hour city (What makes a 24-hour city is the aim of this objective. It will also focus on infrastructure in sustaining a 24-hour city) Objective 2: To investigate the West End as an entertainment district. (Assessing a S.W.O.T analysis on the district will carry this out. It will aim to establish the extent of the late-night economy within the district.) Objective 3: To investigate on the development opportunities to create the area of London Bridge as a 24 hour district. (The aim of this objective is to recognize opportunity development, and to see whether or not by creating the district will help relive
Should tourism be developed further in Kenya?
Should tourism be developed further in Kenya? Where is Kenya? Kenya is in east Africa, and is bordered by countries such as Tanzania Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia. The longitude of Kenya is 38 degrees and the latitude is 0 degrees. The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi and one of the most important towns is Mombassa. This country is bordered to the east by the Indian Ocean, and is on the equator. Why do tourists visit Kenya? Tourists visit Kenya for many reasons. The two most popular types of holidays are safari holidays and beach holidays. These are the two types of places were tourists go to enjoy their holidays and also the scenery and atmosphere. They also like to look at the way and find out about the traditional ways of life and how they are lived, by this countries people. When tourists go on safari holiday's majority of the tourists sit back, relax and enjoy the hot sunny weather and they vacation in the national parks and stay in the lodges. During this visit they travel in the minibuses to see the beautiful wildlife, which Kenya offers. This is where the famous world animals live, for example; giraffes, leopards, elephants, others include lions, rhinoceros, flamingos' and many others. They also take photographs of the wildlife to keep souvenirs, however tourists may also by souvenirs from the different masaii shops, in villages, in the national parks. Tourists
Case Study Hull North Ferriby - Describe the impact of the A63 (Ferriby by-pass) on North Ferriby.
Case Study Hull North Ferribv. Satellite / Commuter Settlement. . Describe the impact of the A63 (Ferriby by-pass) on North Ferriby. The A63 has made life easier for the residents of North Ferriby, noise and traffic has been significantly reduced as commuters travelling to Hull can use the by-pass instead of travelling on the B1231 through North Ferriby. The B1231 could become crowded if there was an accident or problem on the A63 as it could be closed meaning the B1231 would probably be used. 2. What is meant by the term satellite/commuter settlement? This is a village or town where the residents work in a nearby town or city. They live in the area and commute to work. The residents will be wealthy and own a car to drive to work. They consider living away from the city to be a better quality of life. 3. Describe the socio-economic groups that live in North Ferriby. Explain why they live in this location. The socio-economic groups are mainly skilled occupations, which are non-manual, managerial & technical. These are the groups with the highest percentages, 10% professional also live in the area. The people have a lot of money and can afford to live in the area, the houses are expensive and crime is low. 4. What is meant by the term "Counter Urbanisation"? Counter urbanisation is the term used when people move away from the large cities towards the smaller towns and
With reference to key debates in the literature, examine the significance for patterns of regional development of ONE of the following aspects of contemporary economic development: (4) Growing dependence of service employment.
With reference to key debates in the literature, examine the significance for patterns of regional development of ONE of the following aspects of contemporary economic development: (4) Growing dependence of service
Marketing Assignment - The Macro Market Environment
Andrew Galea MARKETING ASSIGNMENT The Macro Market Environment Before a Company launches a new product it must be aware of the environment that this will be introduced in. This is done to make sure that the product meets all expectations and respects the specifications that are needed to abide by the law. There are a number of factors, which need to be taken into consideration before a product is launched. One of these is the Macro-Market - the National Environment. This consists of the Political Environment, the Economic Environment, the Social & Cultural Environment and the Technological Environment, amongst others. One of the most meaningful aspects that must to be taken into consideration when introducing a new product into the market is the Political Environment. A Company wouldn't introduce a new product in a time of political instability, it would either wait for the waters to calm down, or it may have to be forced to choose another target market. The Company producing might want to find out if any assistance is given by the government; if it would be more profitable for the Company to produce in an overseas factory or locally; if there were possibilities of the government being overthrown - these are just some of the numerous questions the Company needs answers to, before it introduces its new product. Once the product is introduced the Company has to be sure that