This discussion focuses on effective social and urban planning, which was often handled poorly in the 1950s through 1970s. To this day, real estate developers view financial profits as their primary goal, which tends to cause a multitude of social, environmental, and economic problems for the community as a whole. In addition, city governments struggle with the challenges of tax strategies, infrastructure, public education, job opportunities, health services, waste management, crime prevention, etc.. As the future generation of planners, it is up to you to see what has worked an not worked in US History, and to apply those lessons as often as possible.
THE BOOK/ CHAPTERS TO USE ARE:
- Read Chapters 25 through 27 of your textbook, The American Yawp, and take notes
Step 1: Find your persona. (MY PERSONA IS BELOW)
First- Lee Last- Anderson Gender- Other Born- US born urban Mixed Age-19 Religion- Non-religious Political Affiliation- Progressive Education- Eighth Grade Income- Higher Income Location- Denver, CO
Then gather as much evidence as you can from the Unit 1 through 4 textbook readings and lectures, gathering as many statistics, events, and examples as you can on urbanization, technology, desegregation, environment, crime, progressivism, and any other topic that would be relevant to creating a community.
Step 2: Analyze that evidence and see what it is telling you: Looking at the available evidence, what has failed and what has worked in US History in creating communities? Try to look at the question from the standpoint of your person. What would they see as most important in the development of a community and why?
Step 3: Communicate your findings honestly to yourself and others: Each of you will submit a minimum of three highly detailed posts:
- Your first post will specifically state what has not worked in US History up to 1965. Communicate through ample evidence how and why your person views those past developments as failures
- THIS IS A 3-PART QUESTION SO ONCE COMPLETED I WILL MAKE A NEW QUESTION SO THERE IS NO CONFUSION.