City of Atlanta Reflection Paper-Part 2 of 2

Atlanta’s Political Structure, Key Partnerships, City Management, Best policies Regarding the structure of the city government, the City of Atlanta has more of a reform model rather than a political model. According to Robert England (2017), the reform agenda includes a council-manager plan, nonpartisan ballots, and at-large constituencies part of the progressive era.  However, as … More City of Atlanta Reflection Paper-Part 2 of 2

City of Atlanta Reflection Paper-Part 1 of 2

State of the City of Atlanta The City of Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1837. Its 2015, the population was an estimated 437,077 (Department of Planning and Community Development, 2016). Atlanta is a vibrant city and promotes sustainability, economic growth, and development. The city of Atlanta has set to ameliorate housing and transportation opportunities as … More City of Atlanta Reflection Paper-Part 1 of 2

Community Development Positionality Paper

Abstract This position paper summarizes the key takeaways from the selected reading and connects them with my life experiences. This paper will show how the context of Green and Haines’s (2016) book, along with other scholarly articles, connects the various ways with the community that I currently live in Augusta, GA, and Taiwan, where I … More Community Development Positionality Paper

Performance-Based Budgeting: Atlanta, GA, Community Development

Problem Identification: Community Development According to Rubin (2016), performance budget lists what each administrative unit is trying to accomplish, and with what resources. It further emphasizes getting the most service for the dollar. In the Performance Highlights on page 39, the City of Atlanta has noted a consistent growth of its population. Atlanta’s economy remains … More Performance-Based Budgeting: Atlanta, GA, Community Development

Evaluating Public Regulations on Private Properties in the Sharing Economy

Abstract With the advancement of technology, particularly mobile apps, many consumers can attain services by sharing with other individuals instead of dealing with formal businesses. Sharing is not only a method for people to obtain cheaper service or goods as consumers, but it is also a way for them to make extra income on the … More Evaluating Public Regulations on Private Properties in the Sharing Economy

Perceptions of Privilege: An Inherent Income Inequality

Abstract With the advancement of communications technology, discussion on social issues has become rampant, especially regarding the disparity due to income inequality. The existing inequality in income is perceived to benefit the wealthy, giving them a privilege above others and creating a disparity in the justice and education system. The disparity that we will focus … More Perceptions of Privilege: An Inherent Income Inequality

The Cause and Effect of Gentrification in Developed US Cities

Abstract This study will review the cause of gentrification and its positive and negative impact on urban development. In many developed cities in the US, the cost of home skyrocketed due to many reasons. One reason being the growth of high paying jobs from many conglomerate corporations. My approach will focus on the increase in … More The Cause and Effect of Gentrification in Developed US Cities