chosen topic: Louisville Transportation Planning & Ananlysis of Urban Planning
The summative section of this paper could benefit from further development and expansion in a number of regards. When writing this paper you could discuss issues such as (but not limited to): how multiple areas of public policy are affected by the urban planning (i.e. transportation, economic development plans, etc.), the stakeholders (from both within government and outside of government) involved in urban planning which is a key element associated with the politics of urban planning, possible influences at multiple levels of government (which is a key element of passing policy in a federalist government system) and the additional key topics (for example, Wilson’s politics-administration dichotomy, budget implications associated with urban planning efforts, eminent domain, etc.). It will also be helpful to focus on two important concepts discussed this semester (i.e. interconnectivity and complexity) as it relates to your final paper. In addition, you may find it helpful to discuss the six ways in which urban planning may be political as discussed in chapter 6 of the Levy textbook. It will also be helpful to review the extensive information located in chapter 14 of the Levy textbook related to sustainable development. This information from the Levy textbook can be especially helpful when writing the final paper regarding the politics of urban planning
This paper also required that students’ research for 10 qualifying journal articles
You must include (but are not limited to) a discussion of the historical background and contemporary issues related to the paper topic. You must also include an evaluation regarding the plausible political issues that urban planners could potentially encounter and the potential consequences that could result from decision making. Be sure to apply key concepts from this course in your Research Paper.
Writing the Research Paper The Paper:
Must be eight- to ten- double-spaced pages in length (not including the title page, appendix, reference page, and exhibits) and formatted according to APA style Must include a cover page that includes: Name of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use at least 10 scholarly sources