Recently brownfield sites have become popular due to the serious deficiency in the number of greenfield spaces on hand for development. This is more prominent in the built up areas where the demand for residential and commercial property is elevated. In 2008 the UK set a target for brownfield developments. 60% of all new houses were to be built on brownfield sites. Records show that we have already exceeded that target and with the rate that we are reclaiming brownfield sites at present we...
Introduction Stamford Brook is a 650 dwelling development on the edge of the National Trust's Dunham Massey estate in Altrincham, Cheshire. The estate was left to The National Trust in 1976 by Lord Stamford and is now run by the National Trust as a 'Special Trust in Credit'. This means that the estate has to generate all the income required for its upkeep from its own resources. This includes financial income from visitors and rents from its farm tenants. It receives no external funding. This...
In the medieval times, moats surrounded castles as a pre-emptive attempt to prohibit the enemy access and ensure the safety of the wealthy family within (Penelope, 1977). Nowadays, this mechanism for defense can be commonly associated with the establishment of gated communities. Gated communities are restricted residential regions that exclude the surrounding community through the use of high walls and security measures (Le Goix, 2005). The emergence of gated communities has been identified in...
Mount Etna is also known as Mongibello in Italian. To ancient Greeks Mount Etna is known as the god of fire. They also believe that Cyclops, who is a one eyed monster, lives there. People can go skiing on Mount Etna in winter and you can go hill walking in the summer, but you have to be careful in case it erupts when your there. Mount Etna also has some famous caves on it which people like to go and see. There is also a lot of wildlife on Mount Etna like Frogs, Toads and even some turtles are...
From 911 to Hurricane Katrina the United States government has used many of its different resources to help with the aftermath. After every event that causes panic and destruction in the United States there is always someone there to help clean it up, from large companies to the people just wanting to help. When natural disasters and hurricanes strike its takes us to long to get everything taken care of and there are too many losses of life. When it comes down to it, It's not clear...
INTRODUCTION: General Motors is known as GM. It is found in 1908 as General Motors. It owns one of its brands off- road sport utility vehicle named HUMMER .Hummer is found in the year 1992, in Detroit, United States of America. This model is advanced four wheel drive used for military purpose in United States. Initially hummer was built by AM GENERAL MOTORS, in the year 1998 AM GENERAL MOTORS sold hummer to general motors but they continued to manufacture the vehicle. The distribution ad...
To prepare for the interview i made sure i had all the main questions that i was going to ask the subject ready. I typed these out and left large gaps underneath the questions so that i had enough space to write plenty of notes from the interview. I contacted the subject and arranged a time that was convenient for them, and so that i could get their consent to conduct the interview. I then met up with the subject in my flat so that it would be in a comfortable, quiet environment...
Antimicrobial peptidesIntroduction Cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are gene-encoded peptides of the host defence system made up of 12-50 amino acids, with at least 2 positive charges conferred by lysine and arginine residues and about 50% hydrophobic amino acids (Hancock and Scott 2000). They are produced from gene transcription and ribosomal translation and often, further proteolytically processed (Zhoa 2003). The peptides are folded so that non-polar amino acid side-chains form a...
Contracting is emerging as a major common policy issue in developing countries (Cruz et al). It involves emulating private sector mechanisms within the public sector in order that public sector framework is maintained whilst deriving the benefits of private provision. Within such a framework, some public sector traits such as direct central planning, free provision and salaried public employees are exchanged with characteristics related to the private sector (McPake 1994). Hypothetically such...
In the following essay I will address Lévi-Strauss's use of the terms 'bricolage' and 'engineer'. Concentrating mainly on the first chapter of the book he wrote in 1962, 'The Savage Mind', I will explain my understanding of the use of these terms and the way in which he uses language structure as a basis for his findings. I will also look at the disparity he feels exists between 'myth' and 'science'. The use of the terms of 'bricolage' and 'engineer' can be quite ambiguous as...