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  • Fields of Gray: The Importance of Sustainability in Urban Development

    Sustainable development urban planning has never been more vital than it is today. However ideal it might have been to have possessed engineers who were aware of the long-term environmental and social effects of city life during the days of the ancient Romans, or when the inhabitants of what is now India built the first major cities tens of thousands of years ago, the fact remains that we have come down to the modern day with only a few decades’ worth of understanding of just how deeply a major urban center alters the landscape around it… both literally, and figuratively, for those who live within its boundaries.

    Urban DevelopmentThese aspects of our existence are being scrutinized deeply in the present day, as city life explodes all over the world; for the first time in history, more than half of the global population lives in major urban centers. The more that is learned about how a city affects the surrounding ecology, and about how it psychologically affects the people who live within it – particularly people who are not accustomed to an urban lifestyle – the more it is realized just how much there remains yet to be learned.

    A city is like a hive for humanity, with large numbers of people congregating in what is, relative to the lifestyles that mankind led for hundreds of thousands of years prior to the conception of the city, an extraordinarily small space. It thereby follows that those who live within such a space must disperse regularly, in order to gather the resources that they require to survive, to propagate, and to maintain themselves until their next dispersal.

    Everyone is familiar with the concept of the nine-to-five job; what isn’t so commonly known is that a city has a rhythm with which most of its inhabitants tend to eventually fall in line. A city’s rush hours are like its heartbeat – a pulse of life, one that is timed to the size of the city relative to that of other large organisms, such as elephants and whales. Larger organisms have slower heartbeats than smaller organisms; the heartbeat of an established, well-designed and efficiently-planned city is its traffic flow, and it is where it ought to be… were it an actual, living organism.

     More and more, researchers are learning to treat the city in this way: as a living organism, of which its constituent human population are the vital parts, the multi-functional living cells which carry about the myriad, countless functions that keep the city alive and, in turn, allow them to live on and continue to fulfill their purpose. The inhabitants of a city are far more integrally linked to each others’ rise and fall in fortunes than those of any other inhabited environment in existence… all of which is due to some combination of the proximity with which they are living, and the amount of resources that must be collectively brought in to keep them going. Sustainable development urban planning is vital in ensuring that the logistics by which these vital resources are brought in and distributed are maintained.

  • Why A Vacation Home Is A Good Investment In South Lake Tahoe

    South Lake Tahoe Real EstateWhen you choose to live in South Lake Tahoe, you might also have thought about how to make a living here. Well, if you got a decent job with increasing perks and facilities, you could be lucky. Even otherwise you can lead a decent and luxurious life by making one-time investments out here. People in this region would gladly recommend you to buy a vacation home and rent/lease out to earn handsome income regularly, for the rest of your life; let us see why and how.

    First of all, this place is a great haven for world tourists. There is not a single season when you find vacation-homes in this region running without visitors. The second reason is; tourists prefer to enjoy a lovely environment during their holiday-season over getting penned up in expensive and formal multi-star hotels with little personality. This is one of the reasons that the vacation homes business thrives in this region, no matter how many new ones are being bought every season.

    Investment for sale at 591 Tahoe Keys Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA ...The third reason is; you can earn handsomely by running mini-restaurants and pubs within the premises of vacation-homes, which you have rented. If you are able to deliver quality and appetizing food and beverages, you are sure to get regular customers.

    The fourth reason is; you can easily get the permits and licenses to run commercial-rentals here.   All you have to do is go to the rental-permit department at Johnson Blvd, fill out a form and submit it to the authorities. You will soon receive all the required statutory documents and papers and you are on your way now! Many people out here opine that Tourist-entrepreneurship here is much more profitable than running around, looking for white-collar jobs!

    The tax-structure in this region for vacation home rentals is quite nominal. You will be able to complete most of the statutory requirements online. The provincial government has facilitated issuing of business license, building-permit and other permissions, in order to promote the tourism industry here. Hence, you will get many tax benefits also. Moreover, the taxation structure is very economical compared to other neighboring states.

    If you are new to this region and wish to buy an income generating vacation home, it is better that you contact the local-property dealers through someone who has lived here for a considerable duration of time. You can also find plenty of trusted Property-dealers’ websites/portals which can guide you perfectly in choosing the dream vacation-home for you to buy.