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LECTURE ON NEIGHBORHOOD

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DEFINITION OF TERMS Neighborhood

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District or area with distinctive characteristics A geographically localized community within a larger city, town or suburb Often social communities with considerable face-to face interaction among members Vicinity in which you live

Neighbor * A person, place, or thing adjacent to or located near another.

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ADVANTAGES OF NEIGHBORHOOD/NEIGHBORS * * * * Convenient and always accessible. Common and close to universal. Interaction with people having different culture or outlook in living. neighbors are almost like extended families.

neighbors usually are the first ones you turn to in case you have no family in the same city.* * * Elderly couples in the neighborhood double up as role models in case you don’t have any elders living with you. a new plumber. and much more. Neighbors can be a real help. good restaurants in the area. If you trust them to have a spare key it can make life much easier if you accidentally lose your own set or lock them in the house. Arena for Interaction * presence of sharing information to increase neighborhood power. They can keep an eye on the house when you’re out of town and maybe water the plants in the garden or feed the cat or dog or open up your perimeter light at the gate. In emergencies. * * DISADVANTAGES OF NEIGHBORHOOD * * * III. If you’ve just moved into a new home in a new town you’ll need to find a new doctor and dentist. . Existence of noise Conflict in unacceptable measures Substandard citizens living in the area FUNCTIONS OF NEIGHBORHOOD 1.

2. shaping of people’s self-images by reflecting on what others might think of them. Source of Mutual Aids * * residents can help each other in any number of ways provide one another with a range of practical and emotional support. lifestyle or other symbols of social status. Reference Group * social climate of a neighborhood may lead individual to seek out others who agree with them and thereby reinforce the attitudes they already hold. * . Center for Intra-Personal Influence * forms of social influence. quality. As Static Arena * * mirror of personal achievement and well-being provides an area within which status claims to be derived from the larger society. 4. are “classed in” in terms of housing. 3. 5. rewards based on social acceptance and the attendant definitions of conforming or deviant behavior.* can be a place where people feel comfortable and where they belong. such as ostracism.

III. who share a similar or equal status who are usually or roughly the same age tended to travel around and interact within the social aggregate often have similar interests and backgrounds bonded by the premise of sameness Serve as source of information provides perspective outside of individual’s viewpoints develops relationship with other in the social system 3. Teaches gender roles boys and girls differ greatly there is not one to one link between sex males always being masculine females always being feminine 4. Informal primary group of people 2. THE PEER GROUP 1. As a base for formal and informal organizations * Social units formed in the neighborhood.6. Serves as a practicing venue to adulthood .

poultry.- As teens assimilate(absorb/understand/integrate/adapt/adjust) into the adult society decreasing dependence on parents Increasing feeling of self-sufficiency and connecting with a much larger social network 5. Industrial neighborhood are generally identified by common use of a transportation linkage. piggery. or central business district 3. . etc. Residential Neighborhood 2. Agricultural Neighborhood are associated with farm. age and value Commercial Neighborhood are generally associated with a major road. shopping center. fishery. often identified with a subdivision homes in the neighborhood are of similar style. OTHER KINDS OF NEIGHBORHOOD 1. Teaches unity and collective behavior Provides an influential social setting in which group norms are developed IV. 4.

shameless. VI. WHAT IS “KAPITBAHAY” in our urban areas? (Philippine Setting) The whole term bayanihan or “Pagtutulungan” or “Pagkakaisa ng Mamayan” refers to a spiritual communal unity to achieve a particular objective. indecent. not courteous. Bayanihan Origin traceable from a common tradition in Philippine town where community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place by volunteering to transport the house to a specific location. a woman who talks ill about a person Filipina chismosa who gathers her close friends for parties in order to gossip about other people she hates or dislikes Mambobosong Kapitbahay stalker. impolite.V. OTHER KINDS OF KAPITBAHAY Chismosang Kapitbahay a female gossiper. without shame . spy and has a hidden agenda against another person Bastos rude. immodest.

Bading Mong Kapitbahay relating to persons or things that are gay Epal/Pakielamerang Kapitbahay who likes to butt in on others derived from Filipino term “papel” pr “pumapel” which means one who likes to always be in the scene or be given attention in things that don’t concern them Astig na Kapitbahay super cool in get-ups. in physical. and everything Maingay na Kapitbahay referring to neighbors that are noisy Mayabang na Kapitbahay referring to neighbors who pretend to be rich but poor in character. in force to attract attention . hairstyle. wardrobe.

AMEN. HEAVENLY FATHER WE PRAISE AND THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER DAY OF SCHOOLING WHERE MY STUDENTS ARE SUPPOSED TO LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE LECTURE AND REPORT TO BE DELIVERED BY THEIR PROFESSOR AND CO-STUDENTS ON THE SUBJECT OF NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN SYSTEMS: VALUES AND BEHAVIOR AND MAY THEY BE ABLE TO ABSORB AND RELATE THE SUBJECT IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE AND FROM THIS END MAY THEY BE ABLE TO GO HOME SAFELY AND BE WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE FAMILY. THIS WE LIFT THEM UP TO YOU WITH THANKS.PRAYER LETS PUT OURSELVES IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD. . RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.