Posts in Category: Community Development

Fashions’ Future is Bright at the Academy of Art University

If fashion is your forte, the Academy of Art University may be just the place for you! Boasting a beautiful campus in San Francisco, California, and an online option for those who can’t make the move, this University is one of the premiere art institutes in the United States.

The Academy of Art University thrives on building a community of students and graduates that support one another throughout the process of achieving dreams and taking on the global market in all things art. Even online students have the option of chatting with classmates in class discussion areas.

On September 9, 2017, the Academy had their 21st runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square which included two collaborations between graduates. With seven collections provided by ten graduates of the University, this show proved to be yet another addition to the successes of this institution. The graduates proved to be a very diverse group, coming from not only all over the United States but ranging all the way to China. Even though these graduates spent countless days working on their collections, they literally only got “fifteen minutes of fame,” as that’s how long the runway show lasted.

 The designers’ inspirations came from many different places, with Hailun Zhou from China stating that hers came from the personal experience she gained while out and about on a random days conquests and Eden Slezin being inspired by his “love affair” with vintage denim. It is evident that these designers had put a lot of thoughts, feelings, and passion into their collections before constructing and presenting them; one of the many things that were taught to them at the Academy of Art University.

Within the aspirations and beautiful designs shown throughout the fashion show, it is evident that the University is producing graduates who are thriving in their fields. Not only do they offer degrees in fashion, but in an exuberant amount of fields within the art, media, and design world. This is a university that truly cares about growing the art community and providing well-educated people to contribute to an already budding industry.

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Territory And Power In Constitutional Transitions Is A Must Read

A graduate of Harvard, Oxford, and Toronto University, Sujit Choudhry is nothing short of a master of comparative constitutional law and politics. He currently holds the prestigious position of Director of the Center for Constitutional Transitions and has served as advisor to many countries’ constitution building process during their transitions from war-torn and chaotic areas to ones striving for peace and prosperity.

In addition to the above accomplishments, Sujit Choudhry has had many publications. He is an author over over 100 literary pieces. Some of his books include The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, and most recently Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions in which he was a co-author with George Anderson.

The book is composed of a collection of essays detailing the multitude of challenges that arise when territorial disputes impede the development of constitutions. It contains 17 examples of extremely diverse countries and their issues with politics and culture. Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions has an abundance of knowledge and wisdom dealing with territorial disputes and political differences. Sujit Choudhry and George Anderson also provide a companion piece providing insight on territorial claims and how they affect the constitutional process and design, all the while offering advice for those in the current process of drafting a country’s constitution. Both the book and the companion piece have been hailed by many as a great work of literature and a wealth of knowledge.

Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions is available on Amazon in both digital and traditional formats. And the companion piece is available for digital download.

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Devco Makes Development A Simple Process

Devco is trying to make development of communities in New Jersey a simple process by privately offering all the loans that are needed, and the Press of Atlantic City is reporting on the way that Devco does their work. Devco is making it so that anybody will be able to get a loan to develop a part of their community, and then they are going to make it so that these same people are going to feel like they have a way of getting their money back when the process is over.
Someone who is trying to make the most of their time working with Devco will actually get a development plan from Devco, and then they will use that to build new hotels and casinos. The idea is to make sure that every hotel and casino that is built is created to help people get the best results possible, and that also means that they will be able to change the way that they take in tax money. A new tourism industry can grow in an old community, and all the people there will have jobs and hope for the future for the first time in a long time.

The best thing about this is that cities around New Jersey can actually take out as many loans as they need to get the work done, and then they will be able to use those loans to develop the plans that they need for their conference. It will be much easier for people to get the jobs and prosperity that they need, and then they will be able to get better places to live, work and shop. A lot of money goes back into the economy, and then the economy is going to prosper more because of the enhanced tax base.