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Provide evidence of these challenges (data, tables, photos, news articles, etc.), not just anecdotes.

This paper is designed to give you a taste of the work that planners do. It focuses on the concept of “community development” to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a community, in order to establish urban & regional planning goals for a more livable community. You will need to find and read your hometown’s comprehensive plan (also often called a “master plan” or “general plan”) for this assignment. I must verify that you found your plan by Nov 1 on this GoogleSheet Links to an external site..
Your paper should be approx. 2500 words (approx. 8 double-spaced pages).
At least two thematic maps are required (not just location maps of your city/town or an intersection you’re discussing, for example). Photos and tables will also greatly enhance your final product. Be sure to reference them in your text (Figure 1, Table 1, etc.).
The suggested structure of your paper follows. Use bold section headers to divide up your paper:
Introduction
Healthy communities
Explain your ideal of a healthy/strong/successful community. Provide broad categories, as well as some specifics related to urban & regional planning. This section is where you tell me, in general, what you think a healthy community should be, in the context of urban & regional planning.
Is YourHomeTown a healthy/strong/successful community?
Using the “healthy communities” section above as a guide, discuss YourHomeTown’s strengths as a community. Provide evidence of these strengths (data, tables, photos, news articles, etc.), not just anecdotes (i.e., “when I was growing up…”, or “whenever I’m driving on this road, I see…”).
YourHomeTown’s planning challenges
Clearly identify, and thoroughly discuss, the top three future planning challenges facing YourHomeTown, related to this ideal of a healthy/strong/successful community. Provide evidence of these challenges (data, tables, photos, news articles, etc.), not just anecdotes.
Plans & planners’ “tools” for the future of YourHomeTown
Finally, based on these three planning challenges, what are some specific plans that could be enacted to enhance YourHomeTown?
Thoroughly discuss some of the tools that planners have to enact these suggestions. It is critical that you cite your textbook and class readings here.
Conclusion
Bibliography
Be sure to cite each source properly within the text of your paper, and include full references in your bibliography. Any citation style is okay, as long as it is complete and consistent.
You must cite your textbook and your comprehensive plan thoroughly.

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Explain your ideal of a healthy/strong/successful community.

This paper is designed to give you a taste of the work that planners do. It focuses on the concept of “community development” to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a community, in order to establish urban & regional planning goals for a more livable community. You will need to find and read your hometown’s comprehensive plan (also often called a “master plan” or “general plan”) for this assignment. I must verify that you found your plan by Nov 1 on this GoogleSheet Links to an external site..
Your paper should be approx. 2500 words (approx. 8 double-spaced pages).
At least two thematic maps are required (not just location maps of your city/town or an intersection you’re discussing, for example). Photos and tables will also greatly enhance your final product. Be sure to reference them in your text (Figure 1, Table 1, etc.).
The suggested structure of your paper follows. Use bold section headers to divide up your paper:
Introduction
Healthy communities
Explain your ideal of a healthy/strong/successful community. Provide broad categories, as well as some specifics related to urban & regional planning. This section is where you tell me, in general, what you think a healthy community should be, in the context of urban & regional planning.
Is YourHomeTown a healthy/strong/successful community?
Using the “healthy communities” section above as a guide, discuss YourHomeTown’s strengths as a community. Provide evidence of these strengths (data, tables, photos, news articles, etc.), not just anecdotes (i.e., “when I was growing up…”, or “whenever I’m driving on this road, I see…”).
YourHomeTown’s planning challenges
Clearly identify, and thoroughly discuss, the top three future planning challenges facing YourHomeTown, related to this ideal of a healthy/strong/successful community. Provide evidence of these challenges (data, tables, photos, news articles, etc.), not just anecdotes.
Plans & planners’ “tools” for the future of YourHomeTown
Finally, based on these three planning challenges, what are some specific plans that could be enacted to enhance YourHomeTown?
Thoroughly discuss some of the tools that planners have to enact these suggestions. It is critical that you cite your textbook and class readings here.
Conclusion
Bibliography
Be sure to cite each source properly within the text of your paper, and include full references in your bibliography. Any citation style is okay, as long as it is complete and consistent.
You must cite your textbook and your comprehensive plan thoroughly.

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Urban and Environmental Planning

Why do cities seek to attract and retain the creative class, which types of places appeal to the creative class?

Why do cities seek to attract and retain the creative class, which types of places appeal to
the creative class?
The economic foundation of Canadian cities is increasingly service-oriented and
knowledge-based. In this context, the ability of cities to attract and retain the creative class is
critical to competitiveness and economic growth. Members of this class are typically mobile,
and can therefore choose between different cities, based on what they have to offer. The
textbook provides some insights into what place characteristics the creative class seeks
out:
● “[C]ities needed to attract this creative class by offering them an excellent quality of life: good
environmental amenities plus a social climate embracing ‘diversity’ and a cosmopolitan ethos.”
(p169)
● “Place-making and the value of urban design have become a priority of many public
authorities, citizens, and the private sector. This is particularly true … [of] effort[s] to attract
and retain workers in a post-industrial international economy, often referred to as the creative
class.” (p234)
● “The creative class is attracted to cities, but not just any cities; those cities that have
high-quality social environments, low barriers to entry into labour markets and networks, and
are diverse and open to differences will be particularly attractive.” (p316)
● “[Municipal] policies focus on securing private and public investment in urban amenities, such
as beautified streetscapes and waterfront revitalization, and holding festivals and farmers’
markets. It is believed that these kinds of amenities and events will be attractive to … the
creative class of the new economy.” (p361)
From the perspective of Richard Florida and many other urban scholars, creativity is the key
driver of the contemporary economy, and place (the qualities and meanings of the local
environment) is central to attracting and retaining the creative class.

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A best answer multiple-choice.

A best answer multiple-choice. most questions are looking for the best answer. This means that some of the choices will look somewhat correct, but they are not the best response. So do review the course material carefully.
MCQ is the file with the multiple choice questions.
Use the lectures uploaded….
take it as a test

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Write a 450 word recommendation report describing the problem, listing your observations, and making a recommendation for a solution.

Identify a dangerous or inconvenient area or situation at your job, on campus or in your community (endless cafeteria lines, an unsafe walkway, slippery stairs, a bad campus intersection). Observe the problem for several hours during a peak use period. Write a 450 word recommendation report describing the problem, listing your observations, and making a recommendation for a solution. In addition, read a fellow classmate’s post and write a 75-100 word response to their recommendation. Be sure in your response to a classmate’s post that you discuss the tone of their recommendation and the ideas of that are presented.

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Write a 450 word recommendation report describing the problem, listing your observations, and making a recommendation for a solution.

Identify a dangerous or inconvenient area or situation at your job, on campus or in your community (endless cafeteria lines, an unsafe walkway, slippery stairs, a bad campus intersection). Observe the problem for several hours during a peak use period. Write a 450 word recommendation report describing the problem, listing your observations, and making a recommendation for a solution. In addition, read a fellow classmate’s post and write a 75-100 word response to their recommendation. Be sure in your response to a classmate’s post that you discuss the tone of their recommendation and the ideas of that are presented.

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Begin by defining the role of justice in decision-making and the four types of justice.

We need to answer this question in a form of an essay using the document provided. No outside research. 825 words
The nature of justice is complex and particularly so when considering both social and environmental justice within the context of IREM.
In this essay, I want you to discuss the dimensions of justice as these apply to IREM.
Begin by defining the role of justice in decision-making and the four types of justice.
Then outline who/what should be considered when considering questions of justice.
Finally, how does or should environmental justice influence IREM decisions and actions?

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In this essay, i want you to discuss the dimensions of justice as these apply to irem.

We have to answer both questions (825 words each) using the documents provided. Two citations should be fine. No outside research.
Question 1 (Unit 1, transcript 1 and 2 pdf): In unit 1 we focussed on the real-world conditions that determine how we conduct IREM. This was summarised as turbulence.
In this essay, I want you to explain how turbulence defines IREM actions:
Begin by defining what turbulence is.
Then present Mitchell’s 4-C’s and connect these to Trist and Christensen.
Finally, what are implications of increased turbulence on IREM planning and praxis?
Question 2 (Unit 2 pdf): The nature of justice is complex and particularly so when considering both social and environmental justice within the context of IREM. In this essay, I want you to discuss the dimensions of justice as these apply to IREM.
Begin by defining the role of justice in decision-making and the four types of justice.
Then outline who/what should be considered when considering questions of justice.
Finally, how does or should environmental justice influence IREM decisions and actions?

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The nature of justice is complex and particularly so when considering both social and environmental justice within the context of irem.

We need to answer this question in a form of an essay using the document provided. No outside research. 825 words
The nature of justice is complex and particularly so when considering both social and environmental justice within the context of IREM.
In this essay, I want you to discuss the dimensions of justice as these apply to IREM.
Begin by defining the role of justice in decision-making and the four types of justice.
Then outline who/what should be considered when considering questions of justice.
Finally, how does or should environmental justice influence IREM decisions and actions?

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Urban and Environmental Planning

In the task, you will present the findings of the gis investigation in a poster that investigates the potential for ecological connectivity in the landscape.

This project is an Academic Poster in which you discuss both the broad topic of ecological connectivity and then present recommendations about how to maintain connectivity in the study location. **This requires GIS practical knowledge to complete. In the task, you will present the findings of the GIS investigation in a poster that investigates the potential for ecological connectivity in the landscape. The attached files below give additional information on the assessment. cheers