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inner city

an area of urban settlement with high levels of social problems and poverty. The term is sometimes used as a codeword for ‘immigrant area’ by those who regard ‘the problems of the inner city’ as problems of minority cultures and not as a concentration of the social problems of capitalist societies. See also ZONE OF TRANSITION, URBAN SOCIOLOGY, URBANISM AS A WAY OF LIFE, URBANIZATION.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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The inner city areas are likely to be the most affected yet the council leadership decided it was not necessary to hold any of the public consultation meetings in the inner city areas like Washwood Heath, Handsworth, Aston, Sparkbrook or Sparkhill.
And yesterday Chief Superintendent Pat Leahy said the inner city faction had been spreading its influence across the country.
As the authors note, "collaborative design of housing in cooperation with potential resident groups, led by Aboriginal Elders, is a powerful and efficient way to define physical spaces that allow people to thrive." This finding is consistent with the community economic development philosophy that is so widespread in Winnipeg's inner city (Loxley 2007), and is built upon the assumption that those who live in the inner city have a practical knowledge, the mobilization of which is a major part of any anti-poverty effort.
Gerard New, trust inner city project manager who is based in Newcastle, said that the programme, which began this month, has so far included using the Byker indoor climbing wall and outdoor activities in the dark at the trust's Gibside estate.
She said: "Inner City Sailing is a brilliant idea and something that all young people from Merseyside's inner city schools should look to get involved in.
Now in its ninth year, the Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the U.S.
In terms of international human rights, for example, the 1987-founded Inner City Press/Community on the Move (ICP) this year is pursuing justice on PNC and Riggs Bank, and its alleged money laundering for Augusto Pinochet and the dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
A few of the highlights from the 2006 Inner city 100 list include:
Wilson (1987, 1996) contended the civil rights movement in the 1960s had a perverse unintended impact on the inner city. Successful African Americans moved their families to newly-integrated communities leaving an even higher concentration of poverty in the predominately African American inner city.
As they addressed their conflicts, the teachers changed how they thought about teaching in the inner city and broadened their knowledge.
That finding is contained in a study--"State of the Inner City Economies"--from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a not-for-profit organization founded by Michael Porter, a Harvard Business School professor.
Yet her power comes at the price of her dream to become a lawyer, earning legitimate success, or leaving behind a legacy to help others living in the inner city. She is determined to "flip" her blood money into something beneficial--but in order to fulfill her purpose she must first tear down the drug empire she helped to create, at singularly brutal cost.