ⓘ Category:Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood

A neighbourhood, or neighborhood, is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town, suburb or rural area. Neighbourhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members. Researchers have not agreed on an exact definition, but the following may serve as a starting point: "Neighbourhood is generally defined spatially as a specific geographic area and functionally as a set of social networks. Neighbourhoods, then, are the spatial units in which face-to-face social interactions occur - the personal settings and situations where residents ...

Downtown

Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English-speakers to refer to a citys commercial, cultural and often the historical, political and geographic heart, and is often synonymous with its central business district. It is marked by a cluster of tall buildings, cultural institutions and the convergence of rail transit and bus lines. In British English, the term "city centre" is most often used instead. The two terms are used interchangeably in Canada.

Khoroolol

Khoroolol is the Mongolian equivalent for neighbourhood or, in densely built residential areas, for the Russian mikrorayon. In Ulaanbaatar, the apartment khoroolols built during socialist times carry numbers between one and nineteen, though some are named after higher numbers like 40.000 and 120.000.

Neighborhood planning

In 1915, Robert E. Park and E. W. Burgess introduced the idea of "neighborhood" as an ecological concept with urban planning implications. Since then, many concepts and ideas of a neighborhood have emerged. Milton Kolter defines a neighborhood as," …a political settlement of small territory and familiar association, whose absolute property is its capacity for deliberative democracy.” While most neighborhoods are difficult to define geographically, anyone who lives in an urban setting relates to an area that they call their neighborhood. As such, it is a useful level to engage in planning p ...

Neighborhood planning unit

The system was established in 1974 by Atlantas first black mayor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson. His aim was to ensure that citizens, particularly those who had been historically disenfranchised, would be in a position to comment on the structure of their communities, and to ensure that the citizens would not have this ability stripped of them by politicians who found an involved and engaged public inconvenient. Mayor Jackson had the NPU System placed within the City Charter, which can only be changed by the Georgia Legislature. That same section of the Charter also contains the Office of the M ...

Neuburg (Freiburg im Breisgau)

Neuburg is a district of the German city Freiburg im Breisgau. The district is located directly north of the old town with its numerous sights and includes the Schlossberg which is situated east of the citys historic center. Neuburg adjoins the district Oberau on wooded Schlossberg, as well as it adjoins Herdern in the north. On its western side, the district is cut off from Stuhlinger by the tracks of the Rheintalbahn running from Mannheim to Basel. The districts name Neuburg is rarely used by Freiburgs inhabitants since Neuburg is split into two halves by the major street Habsburger Stre ...

Spite fence

Spite fence is a term used in U.S. property law to refer to an overly tall fence, structure in the nature of a fence, or a row of trees, bushes, or hedges, constructed or planted between adjacent lots by a property owner, who is annoyed with or wishes to annoy a neighbor, or who wishes to completely obstruct the view between lots. Several U.S. states and local governments have regulations to prohibit spite fences, or related regulations such as those establishing a maximum allowed height for fences. In the United Kingdom, the terms spite wall or blinder wall are more commonly used. An over ...