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Research Paper on Planning Issues in Virginia

   

Added on  2019-09-16

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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 the City of Portsmouth, Virginia. It intends to focus upon the prevailing long pending issues like trouble creating flood zones of Portsmouth due to a poor drainage system, improper land use that has brought down the quality of public space, walk ability and connectivity, the present modes of transit available in the city and problems related to the same. Background of the ResearchHistory of PortsmouthFounded in 1180, the first charter that granted the residents certain rights was issued in 1194, but became constituted as a town by virtue of an act passed by the General Assembly of Virginia, in 1752 under the guidance of Colonel William Crawford.Growth started with the advent of the first paid water supply system in 1811, the streets were lighted using gas lights by 1820 and transportation across the city became easy. By the end of the 20th century, tourism started flourishing and as on date, 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 at 213000, is expected to touch 238000 by 2036. To meet out the increasing housing needs from various strata of population that ranges from students to older generation and to avoid more concentration in Houses in Multiple Occupations (HMOs), focus is required upon supporting mixed and balanced

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