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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.
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Inner-City Arts' current Downtown LA one-acre campus is located at the intersection of Skid Row and the Arts District and has welcomed and provided arts education service for more than 200,000 students, 10,000 educators and countless community members since its start in 1989.
Spending time in the inner city, and working to earn the trust of those who live and work there, has enabled an understanding of Winnipeg's inner-city communities that is deeper and more nuanced, we believe, than the dominant views in which the inner city and its residents are stereotyped and stigmatized.
Now in its ninth year, the Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the U.
Eight years ago ICIC and the Boston Consulting Group presented national market data that showed the potential enormity of the inner-city retail market," says Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, founder and chairman of ICIC.
Now in its eighth year, the list provides original data on the fastest -growing inner-city businesses in the United States and ranks the top 100.
Entering the 1980s, many African American families were facing tremendous structural challenges in poor inner-city areas.
The risk was also significantly elevated among 15-17-year-olds, women who had a high school education or less, nonwhites, inner-city clinic attendees and participants who had been pregnant in the last year (1.
In Winnipeg's inner city, CD initiatives are generally driven by community-based organizations (CBOs) that are small, energetic, creative and very closely in touch with the people who live in inner-city neighbourhoods.
The camp offers a variety of other programs: family vacation camps for inner-city and urban families, teen retreats, an outdoor science camp, adventure and high ropes elements, and a Leaders-in-Training program for the "cream-of-the-crop" inner-city teens.
The team has traveled around the country and received funding from Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Inner-City Games Foundation.
On the plus side, superstar inner-city areas, including those of Boston, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, not only gained jobs between 1995 and 2001, but did so faster than their host cities.