Unit 1: Discussion urban sociology
Respond to the question below. Discussions are worth up to 20 points for all posts (for student’s initial post – 10 points – and for student’s response to at least one classmate – 10 points).
- Initial posts to the unit discussions should be no later than 11:59 p.m. central time on Thursday of each unit.
- Responses to the comments of at least one classmate should be no later than 11:59 p.m. central time on Sunday of each unit.
In previous works the author writes “The ever-increasing importance of the city to the future of human civilization necessitates our sizing up the potential of urban places to meet human needs.” Understanding this, imagine you’ve just been appointed as the city manager for one of the nation’s largest city. In this scenario, the conservative estimates are that your city is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next 40 years. Looking at your situation from a sociological perspective, what are the five actions (in order of importance) you are going to recommend to the city council to accommodate this growth and to ensure the needs of the citizens are met? You must fully explain why you chose the five you chose and why you put then in the order you did. Bullet-point responses will not work, you must write in paragraph form, and lumping multiple issues in one “catch-all” category will also not work and may result in zero points for the assignment.