Icons 1423866244 neighborhood icondb Neighborhood

Neighborhoods are places in which people know each other. Since the beginning of time, this condition of prehistoric civilizations occurs in all cultures, in urban, rural landscapes. Neighborhoods define areas or districts, distinguishable geographically and may or may not have strong ethnic demographics, character, history, and cultural identity. A city’s downtown or central core often starts crossing two roads, a leading bridge connecting two sides of a river, or a parallel road along foothills, mountains, or waterfront. Businesses, civic and governmental, hotels, convention centers, religious structures, and museums attract residents and anchor economic and cultural identity. Surrounding the downtown are often industrial neighborhoods, historical neighborhoods, mixed-use neighborhoods of homes and businesses, and residential neighborhoods. Cities are made up of neighborhoods. Downtown or central core is usually a type of business district with civic and governmental buildings. Hotels and convention centers often connect tourism (visitors to the city) with their financial economies. Surrounding the historic central cores are often industrial neighborhoods, first-tier historical neighborhoods, mixed-use neighborhoods of homes and businesses, residential neighborhoods, and eventually suburban areas. Most languages contain the word ‘neighborhood’. What is the name of your neighborhood?

Activity 1 – Identify Your Neighborhood

Activity 2 – Map Key routes into and through your Neighborhood

Activity 3 – Important Buildings and Buildings Types

Activity 4 – Key Neighborhood Amenities

Activity 5 – Parks and Recreation

Activity 6 – Find your City's Neighborhoods


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