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Regional planning

Regional planning deals with the efficient placement of land-use activities and settlement growth across a larger area of land than an individual city or town. Regional planning is related to urban planning, it includes formulating laws that will guide the efficient planning and management of such said regions. Regional planning can be comprehensive by covering various subjects, but it more specifies a particular subject, which requires region-wide consideration. Regions require various land uses. Regional planning is the science of efficient placement of infrastructure and zoning for the sustainable growth of a region. Advocates for regional planning such as new urbanist Peter Calthorpe, promote the approach because it can address region-wide environmental and economic issues which may require a regional focus. A ‘region’ in planning terms can be administrative or at least functional, is to include a network of settlements and character areas. In most European countries and national plans are ‘spatial’ directing certain levels of development to specific cities and towns in order to support and manage the region depending on specific needs, for example supporting or resisting polycentrism.

Although the term "regional planning" is nearly universal in English-speaking countries the areas covered and specific administrative set ups vary widely. In North America, regional planning may encompass more than one state, such as the Regional Plan Association, or a larger conurbation or network of settlements. North American regional planning is to cover a much larger area than the Regional Assemblies of the UK. Specific interventions and solutions will depend on the needs of each region in each country, but speaking, regional planning at the macro level will seek to: Resist development in flood plains or along earthquake faults; these areas may be utilised as unimproved farmland. Designate transportation corridors using hubs and spokes and considering major new infrastructure Some thought into the various ‘role’s settlements in the region may play, for example some may be administrative, with others based upon manufacturing or transport. Consider designating essential nuisance land uses locations, including waste disposal.

Designate Green belt land or similar to resist settlement amalgamation and protect the environment. Set regional level ‘policy’ and zoning which encourages a mix of housing values and communities. Consider building codes, zoning laws and policies that encourage the best use of the land. Allocation of land. Urban planning Regional planning organization Metropolitan planning organization Jonathan Barnett, Planning for a New Century: The Regional Agenda, ISBN 1-55963-806-0 Patricia E. Salkin, Supersizing Small Town America: Using Regionalism to Right-Size Big Box Retail, 6 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 9 Peter Calthorpe & William Fulton, The Regional City: Planning for the End of Sprawl, ISBN 1-55963-784-6 US National Association of Regional Councils Spatial Decision Support Knowledge Portal

Zach Orr

Zachary Orr is a former American football linebacker who played three seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at North Texas and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he serves as the coaching analyst for the Ravens. Orr was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he made the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie and finished second on the team with 7 special teams tackles. Orr began the 2016 season as the Ravens starting weak-side linebacker, sealed a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 with an interception in the waning seconds, he started all 15 games he played in recording 132 tackles, five passes defensed, three interceptions, a forced fumble. He was placed on injured reserve on December 2016, prior to the season finale, he was named second-team All-Pro after the 2016 season. Orr announced his retirement from the NFL on January 20, 2017 due to a congenital neck/spine condition that ended his season.

On June 28, 2017, Orr announced on Good Morning Football that he would be coming out of retirement and return to football after receiving encouraging diagnoses about the congenital spinal condition. Orr was set to be a restricted free agent in 2017, but the Ravens never placed a tender on him since they assumed he would retire, therefore making Orr an unrestricted free agent. After visiting with six teams and talking with 11 others, no team would sign him due to his spinal condition and herniated disc, he announced his retirement for a second time on August 18, 2017.11 days after announcing his second retirement, Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that Orr would be joining the team as an assistant linebackers coach. Orr is the son of former Washington Redskins tight end Terry Orr, he has three brothers, all of whom have played college football: older brother Terrance, who played at Texas State, younger brother Nick, who played at TCU and youngest brother Chris, who plays at Wisconsin. Orr was born with a rare spinal condition where his C-1 vertebrae, the one located at the top of his neck below his skull, was not developed.

It was revealed that if Orr took a bad hit, the C-1 may result in death. This promptly forced Orr to retire from professional football after his third season, coming off a breakout season where he led the Ravens in tackles and earned second-team All-Pro in 2016. Baltimore Ravens bio North Texas Mean Green bio

Blue Hills, Connecticut

Blue Hills is a community in Hartford County, encompassing the northwest corner of the city of Hartford and the southeast corner of the town of Bloomfield. The Bloomfield portion is listed by the U. S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place, with a population of 2,901 at the 2010 census. Blue Hills is home to many homes. Including the portion in Hartford, it has 10,000 residents, has several schools and one university located there, its main thoroughfares are Granby Street, Blue Hills Avenue, Plainfield Street, Bloomfield Avenue and Albany Avenue. Connecticut Transit operates several bus routes through the neighborhood, such as the 50, 52 and 54, which run on Blue Hills Avenue, the 56 and 58, which run up on Albany Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue, the 74, which runs through Westbrook Village on its way to Copaco Shopping Center via Granby Street, the 76, which runs on Cornwall Street towards Bowles Park. Blue Hills has a majority of West African American people. Educational institutions include Annie Fisher ES, Mountain Laurel School, Sarah J. Rawson ES, Mark Twain ES, Martin Luther King, Jr. ES, Weaver HS, Watkinson School, the University of Hartford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP portion of Blue Hills has a total area of 1.2 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,020 people, 1,008 households, 782 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,643.7 people per square mile. There were 1,044 housing units at an average density of 913.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 9.80% White, 83.11% black, 0.40% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.49% from other races, 3.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% of the population. In 2000, 23.9% of Blue Hills residents identified as being of Jamaican heritage. This was the highest percentage of Jamaican Americans of any place in the country. There were 1,008 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 28.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.4% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.29. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,859, the median income for a family was $52,361. Males had a median income of $36,842 versus $30,972 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $21,618. About 3.9% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over. The main north-south roads are Blue Hills Avenue; the main east-west road is Cottage Grove Road. The 46, 50, 52, 54, 56, 74, 76, 92 bus routes from Connecticut Transit serve the area. There have been plans for the Griffin Line, to be made into commuter rail.

Interstate highways 91 and 291 link Blue Hills to New Haven, Springfield and points east of the Connecticut River. The main shopping center in Blue Hills is the Copaco Shopping Center off of Cottage Grove Road, it has a McDonald's, Stop and Shop, IHOP, CVS, Boston Market, Game Stop, Burlington Coat Factory, a Home Depot, amongst other stores. Blue Hills is home to Annie Fisher School, Mark Twain School, Weaver High School, Watkinson School, the University of Hartford Blue Hills is home to The First Cathedral, New England's largest Protestant church

Garry & Sheffey

Garry & Sheffey was a prominent architectural firm from Bluefield, the largest city in southern West Virginia. The named partners were Martin J. Garry and Robert A. Sheffey, who established their partnership in 1920; the firm was active until 1941, locally was second only to that of Alex. B. Mahood; the firm was founded sometime in the early 20th century as Pedigo & Garry, by Garry and Mack Henry Pedigo, a contractor. Pedigo & Garry was only the third architectural firm to be established in Bluefield, after the father-and-son office of W. E. & E. L. Shufflebarger and that of T. T. Carter; the partnership was dissolved in 1920, Garry was on his own before promoting Sheffey. Garry retired in 1941, the firm became Robert A. Sheffey, Architect. Garry & Sheffey and Pedigo & Garry are associated with the design of at least three properties individually placed on the National Register of Historic Places, their works contribute to at least four more listed historic districts. 1909 - Joseph M. Sanders House, 117 Oakhurst Ave, West Virginia 1912 - Huff, Andrews & Thomas Warehouse, Princeton Ave, West VirginiaDemolished.

1915 - Masonic Building, 109 Wyoming St, West Virginia 1915 - Scott Street Baptist Church, 600 Scott St, West Virginia 1917 - McNary & Johnson Building, 119 Wyoming St, West Virginia 1919 - Beulah A. M. E. Church, 901 Bland St, West Virginia 1919 - First National Bank Building, Center St, West Virginia 1921 - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2005 Washington St, West Virginia 1922 - Hotel Carter, 80 McDowell St, West Virginia 1923 - Bailey Building, 704 Bland St, West Virginia 1924 - Bluefield Municipal Building, 514 Bland St, West Virginia With Wilbur T. Mills of Columbus, Ohio. 1925 - Mingo County Memorial Building, Logan St, West Virginia 1926 - Ramsey School, 300 Ramsey St, West Virginia 1927 - Elks Building, 405 Raleigh St, West Virginia 1928 - E. W. Horton House, 615 Oakhurst Ave, West Virginia 1928 - Mercer County Memorial Building, 1500 W Main St, West Virginia 1929 - Bland County Courthouse, 612 Main St, VirginiaMost visibly, Garry & Sheffey added the building's portico. 1930 - Gordon C.

Felts House, 404 N Main St, Virginia 1930 - President's House, Bluefield State College, West Virginia 1931 - Big Creek High School, Center St, West VirginiaBurned in 2015. 1931 - U. S. Post Office, 921 Mercer St, West VirginiaThis building is now the Princeton Public Library. 1934 - Bramwell High School, Bluestone Ave, West Virginia 1935- Sidney J. Kwass House, 730 Parkway Ave, West Virginia A rare local example of Art Deco design. 1936 - Concord Masonic Lodge, Main St, West Virginia 1941 - Marsh Library, Concord State Teachers College, West Virginia 1949 - Collins High School, 601 Jones Ave, Oak Hill, West Virginia 1951 - Science Hall, Concord College, West Virginia


Garpenberg is a locality situated in Hedemora Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden with 518 inhabitants in 2010. Hedemora and Garpenberg Court District, or Hedemora och Garpenbergs tingslag, was a district of Dalarna in Sweden; the court district served as the basic division of the rural areas in Dalarna, except for one district, a hundred. The entire province had once been a single hundred, called Dala hundare. Mining in Garpenberg dates back to the 13th century. There are still active mining operations in Garpenberg today which produce zinc and silver; the recent seismic monitoring has been deployed. The International Random Film Festival was hosted in Garpenberg in December 2013. Media related to Garpenberg at Wikimedia Commons

Zambian cuisine

Zambian cuisine is centered around nshima, a food prepared from pounded white maize. Nshima is part of nearly every Zambian meal. In addition to nshima, Zambian cuisine includes various types of stew, cooked vegetables and different types of beer. Dried fish and insects are eaten. Zambia's staple food is maize. Nshima is made from pounded white maize, it is eaten by hand. Nshima is eaten during dinner. Nshima may be made at food stalls and at restaurants. In traditional communities, the making of nshima is a long process, which includes drying the maize, sorting the kernels, pounding it and finally cooking it; the types of relish eaten with nshima can be simple, such as chibwabwa, or pumpkin leaves.. Other names for the relish are katapa, kalembulaand tente; the relish made with green vegetables is known as delele or thelele. A unique way to create relish relies on cooking with kutendela. Chidulo is used in dishes made with green, leafy vegetables and for wild mushrooms; the chidulo is made of burnt, dry banana leaves, bean stalks or maize leaves.

The ashes are collected, added to water and strained. The resulting liquid tastes like vinegar. Kutendela is a prepared peanut powder is added to the chidulo sauce. Ifisashi is another common food in Zambia, it is a type of stew, served with nshima. Ifisashi can be vegetarian or cooked meat can be added to the stew. Samp is eaten in Zambia. Kapenta, a small sardine from Lake Tanganyika has been introduced in lakes in Zambia; the fish is caught and dried to be cooked or it can be cooked fresh. Gizzards are a popular delicacy in Zambia. Various insects are eaten; these include stink bugs, mopani worms. In Zambia, traditional beer is made from maize. Individual villages once brewed their own recipes and it was shared communally. Maize beer is brewed commercially in Lusaka, with Chibuku and Shake-Shake being popular brands. Other types of beer that are popular include Rhino; the first Zambian beer festival was held on September 25, 2009 at the Barclays Sports Complex in Lusaka. The use of maize in dishes such as nsima or nshima happened during the latter half of the twentieth century.

The Bemba people, who live in what is now Zambia, traditionally ate what was available depending on weather patterns. Bemba meals included a type of thick porridge made of millet called ubwali, eaten with "relish" called umunani. Ubwali was eaten with nearly every meal. Umunani was most a type of stew made with meat, insects or vegetables; the Bemba preferred to eat ubwali with only one type of relish at a time. The stews made with meat and vegetables were cooked with salt and sometimes ground-nuts; the Bemba did not eat raw food. Overall, Bemba cooking was plain in taste and only acidic or spicy. Beer was an imprortant part of social events for the Bemba people and beer was brewed during harvest months. Like the Bemba, the Chewa people eat a porridge, called nsima, eaten with vegetables and used as a scoop; the Tonga people of the region have traditionally eaten insects which dried. Sylvia Banda Else, David. Zambia. Melbourne: Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 1740590457 – via Internet Archive. McCann, James C..

Stirring the Pot: A History of African Cuisine. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780896802728. Nyakupfuka, Andrew. Global Delicacies: Diversity, Strange, Relativism. Bloomington, Indiana: Balboa Press. ISBN 9781452567914. Richards, Audrey Isabel. Land and Diet in Northern Rhodesia: An Economic Study of the Bemba Tribe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 3894738766