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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

You can use your own hometown if you’d like

Redesign your hometown to make it eco-friendly and a better place to live than how it is now. You can use your own hometown if you’d like

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Urban and Environmental Planning

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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Urban and Environmental Planning

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 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

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Urban and Environmental Planning

Your entries will be submitted each week through the weekly reflection journal link available in a weekly folder on canvas.

A core goal for this class is to facilitate your reflection on the topics presented in our readings. Sunday by 11:59 p.m. you will submit 300-500 words of reflection on those topics.
I want to hear your reactions to the material and how they can be applied/seen in your life and workplace. Your entries will be submitted each week through the Weekly Reflection Journal link available in a weekly folder on Canvas.

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Urban and Environmental Planning

How do you know this?

Describe the map “future residential planning area of Chicago” in website:

An Open Letter To Chicago


Answer each question;
* Is it a reference, analytical, and/or thematic map? More importantly: how do you know?
* This is a thematic map. A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific data themes for selected geographic areas.
* This map has a very specific theme which is to map out the friendship connections through FACEBOOK over the world.
* Who is its intended audience or to whom is it speaking? How do you know this? Is it implicit and/or explicit in the design of the map? Be specific.
* How do the scale, framing, extents, geographic context, and/or projection of the map contribute to its purpose, legibility, argument, and/or effectiveness?
* Does the map display quantitative or qualitative information? If quantitative, consider whether and how the data is classified. If qualitative, consider whether and how the data is categorized. Is the reasoning behind these choices clear to the reader? Is the map designed to be read as authoritative, interpreted, experiential, generalizable, activist, …? And how, from the graphic language and cartographic techniques used, can you tell?
* What other information is present (titles, descriptive text, infographics, data sources)? How do these contribute to communicating the overall narrative argument or purpose of the map?

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If it proves impossible to visit these repositories, try their websites for sources and photos.

Canada based
This will be based on location in Mississauga, Toronto
Lower Base Line E (area of study is Ninth Line and Trafalgar)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lower+Base+Line+E,+Milton,+ON/@43.5283604,-79.7478044,15.45z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x882b682d24c3a819:0x695e06eecad2cab2!8m2!3d43.525404!4d-79.7436792?hl=en-CA
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(43.5254040, -79.7436792)
I can add pictures in the future but now refer to google maps/google earth.
This is a single road with no light poles. not many speed limits. animal crossing. at night accidents take place by having the wildlife animal come out of nowhere. The aim is to put street lights. I can provide more details and reference pictures in the future.
The short essay should be 1000-1200 words maximum (typed, 12-pt font, double-spaced) exclusive of photos, maps and other illustrations. The evaluation will be based on: evidence of engagement with the ideas and concepts of political ecology and landscape (including readings, lectures, and student presentations); primary and secondary source research; compelling analysis and synthesis; evidence of critical thinking; good organization of ideas; and overall quality of writing (including APA referencing). [Note: APA style uses (author, date) in-text reference for paraphrased material and (author, date: page) for cited material (in quotation marks). Footnotes are reserved for additional explanatory information. All references are compiled into a complete bibliography at the end the paper.]
Books and reports on your local landscape are useful to consult. So are the local library, the local archives, and perhaps the Ontario Archives. If it proves impossible to visit these repositories, try their websites for sources and photos. Note historical photos at OLDTO: Mapping historical photos at https://oldto.sidewalklabs.com/. Check out air photographs that cover different points in time at City of Toronto, Air photographs at https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/access-city-information-or-records/city-of-toronto-archives/whats-online/maps/aerial-photographs/aerial-photographs-1947/). Check out, too, the landscape for lost rivers and water bodies at Lost Rivers at http://lostrivers.ca/disappearing.html. When consulting these sources, do you have the possibility to put together repeat photography sequences? You may want to consult the free app Driftscape to explore local histories. The City of Toronto also has a useful website called StrollTO that contains self-guided neighbourhood tours at https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/showloveto/strollto/. Stefan Kipfer provides some inspiration in The Naked City: Traversing Toronto in pandemic times (Toronto: Socialist Project, 2020) at https://socialistproject.ca/content/uploads/2020/07/naked-city.pdf. John Warkentin’s Creating Memory: A guide to outdoor public sculpture in Toronto (Toronto; Becker Associates, 2010) could also be of some use. When reviewing these sources, consider what the names of places and institutions tell you about the landscape.
I’ve attached some readings for the paper.
Need a communicative writer.

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The essay should be 1000 words.

You must write a short essay on the following topic:
Define “sustainability science” by referring to appropriate academic books and papers.
The essay should be 1000 words. Please include an extensive reference list in the essay and said reference list is excluded from the abovementioned 1000 words.

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Reflection commentaries should be two pages (typed, 12-pt font, double-spaced).

Reflection commentaries should be two pages (typed, 12-pt font, double-spaced). They should 1) summarize the main arguments presented in each reading, 2) identify the political and ecological processes or relations at play, and, most importantly, 3) make connections between the readings. Use proper in-text citations (APA style) as appropriate. Commentaries will be evaluated based on demonstrating your comprehension of the readings, evidence of original thinking, and the overall quality of the writing.
Please make sure to do them as labelled such as reading 1 than reading 2 etc.
I will label the readings 1a, 1b etc
4 responses should be made each a page long.
1, 2, 3
please make sure everything is separated and labelled correctly.