Urban Planning Law- City of Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Urban Planning Law- City of Portsmouth, Virginia
Table of contentsIntroduction............................................................ 3Background Of the Research....................................... 3Objective................................................................5Analysis................................................................. 5Recommendations..................................................... 8Conclusion..............................................................9References.............................................................. 9
IntroductionThis Research Paper proposes to analyse the planning issues in theCity of Portsmouth,Virginia. It intends to focus upon the prevailing long pending issues like trouble creatingflood zones of Portsmouth due to a poor drainage system, improper land use that hasbrought down the quality of public space, walk ability and connectivity, the presentmodes of transit available in the city and problems related to the same (Long et al, 2012).Background of the ResearchHistory of PortsmouthFounded in 1180, the first charter that granted the residents certain rights was issued in1194, but became constituted as a town by virtue of an act passed by the GeneralAssembly of Virginia, in 1752 under the guidance ofColonel William Crawford.Growth started with the advent of the first paid water supply system in 1811, the streetswere lighted using gas lights by 1820 and transportation across the city became easy(Truslow et al, 2005). By the end of the 20thcentury, tourism started flourishing and as ondate, electrical and electronic industries are the major employment providers.Key issues in urban planning in Portsmouth1.Population and Housing: Portsmouth’s population has met with significant changes,today’s population stands at213000, is expected to touch238000by 2036. To meetout the increasing housing needs from various strata of population that ranges fromstudents to older generation and to avoid more concentration inHouses in MultipleOccupations (HMOs),focus is required upon supporting mixed and balanced
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