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  Urban Photography Photo Gallery - UrbanPhotos.org
Theses buildings in the Red Light district have seen a lot.
Interesting use of a Futuro housing alternative produced in the 1960s.
UrbanPhotos.org is a free online photo gallery and community for Urban Photography.
www.urbanphotos.org   (186 words)

  Urban district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Urban areas were considered to have more problems with public health than rural areas, and so urban district councils had more funding, and powers than their corresponding rural districts.
Urban districts usually covered smaller towns, usually with populations of less than 30,000, they often also often covered some rural areas as well, this was especially true in the latter years when many mergers of districts took place.
Urban and rural districts were abolished in 1974, and replaced with a uniform system of larger districts.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Urban_district   (320 words)

 Urban district - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In England and Wales, urban districts and rural districts were created in 1894 (by the Local Government Act of 1894) as subdivisions of administrative counties.
Urban districts usually covered smaller towns, usually with populations of less than 30,000, From the 1930s onwards, many urban and rural districts were merged, and so many urban districts often covered some rural areas as well.
All urban districts in England and Wales were abolished in 1974, (by the Local Government Act 1972) and replaced with a uniform system of larger districts, which usually covered both urban and rural areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urban_district   (307 words)

 NAEP Writing -- 2002 Trial Urban District Assessment
The District of Columbia is part of main NAEP and was included in the TUDA for purposes of comparison.
The number of participating schools ranged from 38 to 76 per district at the fourth grade and from 15 to 69 per district at the eighth grade.
The number of participating students per district ranged from 924 to 2,037 at the fourth grade and from 1,109 to 1,778 at the eighth grade.
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/writing/results2002/districtresults.asp   (748 words)

 NAEP Mathematics -- 2003 Trial Urban District Assessment
Districts were selected that permitted testing of the feasibility of conducting NAEP over a range of characteristics, such as district size, minority concentrations, federal program participation, socioeconomic conditions, and percentages of students with disabilities (SD) and limited-English-proficient (LEP) students.
The number of participating schools ranged from 50 to 118 per district at the fourth grade and from 16 to 83 per district at the eighth grade.
The number of participating students per district ranged from 1,515 to 2,978 at the fourth grade and from 1,125 to 1,956 at the eighth grade.
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/mathematics/results2003/districtresults.asp   (1144 words)

 Family Involvement in Children's Education; Appendix A - Stockton Unified School District Parent Resource Center
Recognizing that English is a second language for a sizeable portion of the district's families, center staff plan during the 1996-97 school year to provide additional training sessions on Title I for Hispanic and Southeast Asian parents in their native languages, using bilingual parents as presenters.
In response to new Title I requirements, the district adopted a policy on parent involvement in May 1995, which states that the education of each child is the shared responsibility of the school, the family, and the community.
It calls for the district to promote effective communication among families, schools, and the district; involve parents as leaders in school and district governance; support parents as volunteers in schools; provide families with instruction on parenting skills to support their children's learning; and train staff to communicate effectively with parents.
www.ed.gov /pubs/FamInvolve/stockton.html   (2351 words)

 Newport News-Times: Waldport considers second urban renewal district
The Waldport Urban Renewal Agency last week discussed creating a second urban renewal district in the town, voting to spend $16,000 for a consultant to help define just where it might be and how it might be designed.
Urban renewal is a device that enables a city to aid and focus growth and economic improvement in targeted areas, usually areas deemed suffering from blight.
A city's urban renewal agency can identify an area, freeze the property values within that area at a specific point in time, and use the increased taxes from the subsequent increase in value to cover the cost of urban renewal projects.
www.newportnewstimes.com /articles/2005/03/11/news/news03.txt   (1141 words)

 Section 162-481 Elections in urban districts--terms of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In any urban district which includes all or the major part of a city which first obtained a population of more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants by reason of the 1960 federal decennial census, elections of directors shall be held on municipal election days of even-numbered years.
The directors of the prior district shall continue as directors of the urban district until their successors are elected as herein provided.
At the next succeeding biennial election held in the urban district, successors for the remaining directors of the prior seven-director district shall be elected.
www.moga.state.mo.us /statutes/C100-199/1620000481.HTM   (386 words)

Urban districts have greater than average numbers of students who are considered educationally disadvantaged.
Compared to the nation, the three million students enrolled in the participating urban districts are more likely to be eligible for federal lunch subsidies (72% to 40%), Hispanic (44% to 18%), and African-American (34% to 17%), and less likely to be white (14% to 59%).
On the average, students in the ten urban districts attend school in larger classes on campuses with considerably larger enrollment than the national average.
www.nagb.org /release/statement_12_17_03.html   (544 words)

 NWS04: Council Decides to Delay Urban Renewal Decision
Urban renewal provides for the creation of a special tax district and dedicates the money to urban projects rather than putting it in the city's general fund.
With the urban renewal issue unresolved, the council directed Gleason to come up with a way of paying the city's share of the wetlands project that would have as little effect as possible on the city's general fund capital account.
Urban renewal would allow the city to use tax increment financing to pay for the wetlands, street and bike path projects, if enough money were available.
www.rice.edu /wetlands/Newspapers/nws04.html   (762 words)

 Urban Renewal Q&A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When the district is dissolved, the other taxing districts would see a higher tax base (and higher tax revenues) than they would have without the district.
In the case of Sandy’s urban renewal district, the city’s general fund is now experiencing a “loss” of about $67,000 (out of a total of $1.2 million in property tax revenue).
The Sandy Fire District’s “loss” is fully offset by a provision in the Sandy Urban Renewal District plan that gives the fire department funds (from the urban renewal district) to purchase fire equipment and capital improvements.
www.ci.sandy.or.us /City_Services/Administration/urban_renewal_faq.htm   (707 words)

 Mayor says fire safety outweighs tax disparity - Thursday, 12/18/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Lawrence said residents of the urban district could demand that the outlying areas be annexed so those residents would have to pay a bigger share for fire service.
In the past, it was policy to send firefighting units from the 28 urban district fire halls only to calls inside the urban district and suburban-based units only to fire calls in that tax district, even if it meant they had to travel a few miles — or several miles — more.
Urban district property owners pay 74 cents more per $100 of assessed value than their general services counterparts; that's $277.50 on a house valued at $150,000.
www.tennessean.com /local/archives/03/12/44280574.shtml?Element_ID=44280574   (1413 words)

 Urban district views NCLB as an opportunity to improve schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
After all, the AYP results could be seen as disheartening for an urban school system that in recent years has won praise for its success in raising student academic performance and closing the racial achievement gap.
One advantage enjoyed by Norfolk, school officials say, is the district's five-year focus on the academic needs of minority and impoverished students, which has put it a step ahead in its efforts to satisfy NCLB mandates.
As an urban school, the effects of poverty are reflected in student academic achievement, but as Simpson points out, 54 percent of the city's schools are ranked as either "fully accredited" or "provisionally accredited/meets state standards" -- a significant improvement from just 4 percent receiving these rankings only a few years ago.
www.nsba.org /site/doc_sbn.asp?TRACKID=&VID=58&CID=1257&DID=32238   (1716 words)

 Sherwood Urban Renewal Planning Advisory Committee FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Urban Renewal District receives property taxes, not an additional tax to your bill, on the increased assessed values and uses the taxes to pay debt service on the borrowings.
In 2001-2002 the assessed values in the District were determined at that date and became the frozen base.
The acreage within the urban renewal area is 591 acres or 22.9% of the total acreage in the City.
www.ci.sherwood.or.us /city_boards/surpac/surpac_faq.html   (421 words)

 Section 29-21.1 District UC, urban conservation overlay district.
The UC Urban Conservation District is intended to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public by encouraging the conservation and enhancement of the urban environment.
Urban conservation shall mean public and private efforts to maintain and enhance older urban areas through stabilization, rehabilitation, protection, revitalization, conversion, infill development or redevelopment.
Urban Conservation District overlay zoning may be placed in conjunction with any zoning district within the City in accordance with the provisions of this section.
www.gocolumbiamo.com /Council/Columbia_Code_of_Ordinances/Chapter_29/21.1.html   (986 words)

However, the willingness of school district leaders and the Council of the Great City Schools to put their schools on the line with NAEP is a clear signal that they are serious in their efforts to be accountable and strongly committed to improving achievement.
Whites in Atlanta and the District of Columbia produced average scores and percentages scoring at or above Proficient that were significantly higher than Whites in the nation as a whole, while the performance of Whites in the other four participating urban districts was comparable to the national average in both categories.
The District of Columbia sample size was too small to permit a reliable estimate, and data for New York City was not published because the district did not meet the required 70 percent school participation rate.
www.nagb.org /release/summary_7_03_02.html   (1507 words)

 Urban Pioneer's diplomas are in question / 34 grads' transcripts didn't have enough credits, district says
District officials grew suspicious of the credits earned by Urban Pioneer's June graduates, as they scrambled to place 175 of the academy's students in other schools.
According to district officials, the transcripts of those students indicated many weren't on track to accumulate the 240 credits needed to graduate, leading officials to review the records for the 42 graduates.
"Some school districts are better at fleshing that out than others, but the local school board needs to be looking at that before they approve the program in the first place," she said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/09/17/MN116992.DTL   (1047 words)

 A Sketch of Chaoyang
With developed economy, the district is a base of complete branches of industries, including electronic, textile, chemical, machine-building, auto, and high-tech sectors, modern agriculture and diverse commercial, financial, tourism, material distribution and storage and real estate services.
In 2000, the district registered 48 billion yuan in GDP and 13.2 billion yuan in tax payment, and ranked among Beijing's advanced urban districts and counties in terms of aggregate assets (900 billion yuan).
The district, which enjoys rich resources and exceptional advantages for regional development, is an urban district with the strongest modern flavor in Beijing.
www.bjchy.gov.cn /english/asc.htm   (1091 words)

The District facilities traveling through the urban areas became a natural point of discharge for urban drainage water.
The District Engineering Staff has identified 11, 410 parcels within Eastern Merced County that utilize the District facilities to transfer storm water from their property to natural creeks or rivers.
The District has a typical residential fee of $12.30 per year for parcels utilizing the District for urban drainage conveyance.
www.mercedid.org /water/faq.html   (394 words)

 Urban Commercial District - March 1, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Within the Urban Commercial District, the maximum allowed wastewater flow is 750 gallons per day, per net acre (for purposes of this section, net acres equals the total area of the lot, minus wetlands and open water).
Design and development standards are established for this district to achieve a high standard of development by providing assurance that land uses, buildings, and functions are compatible within the district and with adjacent districts.
For this reason and for compliance with the purposes of this district, significant trees (trees measuring 8 or more caliper inches in diameter measured 4 feet off the ground) are protected.
www.ci.medina.mn.us /Facts/Ord/8/831.htm   (8043 words)

 CPA 95-34: Expand the Primary Urban Service District
The intent, as stated in Goals L and M is to protect and preserve areas of agricultural soils for agriculturally related uses realizing that food and commodity production is an essential industry and basic to the economic diversity of the County.
It shows that at current consumption rates, almost 60 years worth of industrial capacity remains in the Primary Urban Service District indicating that the PUSD should not be expanded at this time.
Urban sprawl is defined as "the continuous, uncoordinated development that does not provide, or properly plan for, concentration of more intense uses and the efficient and economical provision of public service." Based on an evaluation of the criteria, approval of this request would constitute promotion of urban sprawl due to the following:
www.martin.fl.us /GOVT/depts/gmd/gmp/cpa96.97/95-34.html   (3047 words)

 Far North District Council - Urban environment
Urban development is spread amongst several towns with populations between 1,000-6,000, and numerous smaller settlements.
The district is notable for the many small scattered settlements, some of which are relatively recent (typically coastal settlements) and some of which are long established.
Scattered throughout the district, wherever Maori ancestral land occurs, are a further two levels of close settlement, which are quite distinct from other smaller urban areas.
www.fndc.govt.nz /FarNorthDistrict/iurban.asp   (325 words)

 The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Warangal News : Proposal to create `urban police district'
With the proposal to create a Commissionerate failing to materialise, the district police have sent a new proposal for creation of a `urban police district' according to the DIG, B.L. Meena.
Meena said if the proposal were cleared, the district would have enough personnel.
In many police stations in the district, staff strength was not enough.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/10/15/stories/2004101513360300.htm   (200 words)

 Large Urban District Builds Capacity
Compton, California—It was 1993 and the Compton Unified School District, located in the southwest portion of Los Angeles County, was falling farther and farther behind in learning achievement.
The district’s profile illustrates just how big the challenge was (and is) to turn things around.
The strategy CORE suggested was to involve the district’s principals, especially with such a perennially shifting teaching staff.
www.corelearn.com /compton.htm   (989 words)

 Novato Unified School District: NUSD Urban Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The state “takes over” a district when they have a negative budget and no longer have the cash to meet their obligations.
District standards were developed with consideration for many factors, including grade level, existing architecture, maintenance costs, custodial needs, and life expectancy.
District e-mail is a public record and is the property of the NUSD
nusd.marin.k12.ca.us /urbanlegends.html   (3773 words)

 Urban Conservation District
The Phelps Grove Neighborhood was established as an urban conservation district in 1997.
An urban conservation district is a zoning designation and can be used to replace all or some of zoning restrictions.
Areas may only be designated urban conservation districts after preparation of an urban conservation district plan (neighborhood plan).
www.phelpsneighborhood.org /UCD.htm   (274 words)

A resolution adopting a proposed plan of services for the extension of the boundaries of the Urban Services District to include certain properties located to the south of Briley Parkway and to the west of Dickerson Pike, more particularly described herein.
The lots and lands located south of Briley Parkway and west of Dickerson Pike, included on map 50 and listed as parcels 54, 90, 141 and 147, all of which is more particularly described by lines, words and figures on the attached map, which is incorporated herein as “Exhibit B”.
The additional functions of the metropolitan government to be performed and the additional governmental services to be rendered with the urban services district shall include: additional police protection; fire protection; water; sanitary sewers; storm sewers; street lighting; street cleaning; refuse collection and wine and whiskey supervision.
www.nashville.gov /mc/resolutions/prev/rs2002_1141.htm   (507 words)

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