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Action project city tim m

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Made as an action project by a high school senior, this slide show focuses on poverty and decay in American cities and is meant to raise awareness.

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Action project city tim m

  1. 1. The Urban Environment<br />Action Project by Tim Migliore<br />AP English Period 1.<br />
  2. 2. A view of Midtown Manhattan<br />When we think of a city we think of glittering skyscrapers,<br />
  3. 3. View of Downtown Miami, Florida<br />Condos<br />
  4. 4. Both from Newark, New Jersey<br />What We Don’t think about is this…<br />
  5. 5. Baltimore, Maryland<br />This concept is called “urban decay”<br />
  6. 6. View of Residential areas in Camden, New Jersey<br />Some of the worst areas are in Camden<br />
  7. 7. In 1950 the city had a total population of124,555 but in 2011 it was 77,344.<br />
  8. 8. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Camden has been the nation’s most dangerous city in 2004, 2005, 2009. <br />
  9. 9. According to Wikkipedia and other sources a third of the people of Camden live under the poverty line.<br />
  10. 10. Government Corruption, Poverty, Crime, and Corporate Greed have caused this.<br />
  11. 11. Detroit, Michigan<br />Detroit, Michigan: 1950 Pop: 1,849,5682000 Pop: 951,2702010 Pop: 713,777<br />
  12. 12. With the big three auto-makers failing, Detroit has plummeted. <br />
  13. 13. Whole entire neighborhoods, once populated, are now totally empty<br />
  14. 14. Urban Decay is so bad that several major buildings in downtown Detroit are abandoned!!!<br />
  15. 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gep91lWjvvo<br />Video from news organization about Detroit<br />
  16. 16. Decay in other cities<br />
  17. 17. St Louis<br />
  18. 18. Philadelphia<br />
  19. 19. Cleveland<br />
  20. 20. Hartford<br />
  21. 21. Left: a city in Cambodia. Right: an abandoned section of Detroit.<br />Is the third world really different from ours?<br />
  22. 22. And they must be dealt with immediately or scenes like the one above will be more common. <br />Urban decay and poverty are global issues<br />

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