The final assignment for this course consists of synthesizing the knowledge and information gained from previous assignments you have completed. It is based upon the foundation of urban and regional planning techniques, policies, and procedures.
For your Signature Assignment, you will use the knowledge and skills learned during the course to develop a draft article for publication. It is advantageous to use the same urban area you used in Weeks 5 – 7 so that you can build upon materials already developed. However, using the same urban area is not required.
Then, select a peer-reviewed journal in the urban planning field. In your article, be sure to include the following: Define urban sprawl and the impact of previous bad planning decisions, which contributed to that sprawl and describe the spillover impacts of this sprawl. Provide a detailed analysis of the ethical, economic, and policy dilemmas faced by planners and policymakers of the region in regulating the spillovers and sprawl. Predict future concerns related to economic policy dilemmas and urban planning.
Provide specific examples where applicable. Support your paper with a minimum of seven scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 6 pages.
Your journal article should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards .