Is NY City livable? Why or why not?
If it meets the criteria for livability, discuss why.
Is there anything that we can do to improve improve livability?
If the city is not livable, discuss why it does not meet the criteria. Then, suggest ways to make the city livable.
It is quite possible that you could end up with a "mixed bag:" a city that is livable in certain aspects (economy, recreation opportunities), but is not livable with respect to crime, pollution. Discuss how the non-livable aspects could be improved.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 8:01 pm ad1c9bdddf
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First let us entertain the idea of "livable"....what is it, how do we describe it? There are several valid perspective to take into account.
Social: would include aspects like crime rates of various sorts, political interaction at the public level, parks, "amusements," and do people generally "get along"
Cultural: access to appurtenances of life like entertainment, art, theater, diverse ethnic areas, etc.
Education: both public and private school quality, access to education, post-secondary education.
Economic: opportunity and access to living wage and reasonable rents or mortgages; median income, average rents and home prices, cost of living.
Environmental Health: clean air, clean water, rate of infectious diseases, birth rate, death rate.
Infrastructural: roads, public transportation, water & sewer adequacy, power grid, energy costs.
We should also look into areal heterogeneity. That is, are some areas livable, and others not so much. NYC is a "really" big place after all. (Your "mixed bag" idea.)
So let's go down the list shall we:
Social: by ...
Discusses sustainability and New York City's livability.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs; Taste Preferences; Control in the Classroom
1. Maslow's hierarchy of needs: in the context of Maslow's hierarchies, why do people go to college? What needs are met by this behavior? Do you agree or disagree with Maslow in your own case?
2. Taste preferences - Learned and genetic: Based on Harris' reasoning about India's creation of the sacred cow, why do you think that Jews and Moslems decided to reject the pig as a food source? If we consider supertasting and nontasting from an evolutionary perspective, what kinds of environments would have led to supertasting, and what kinds would have led to nontasting?
3. Control in the Classroom: What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? What kind of structures in the classroom would help students to develop intrinsic motivation?
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