Urban Policy Issues Name Institutional Affiliation Professor’s Name Date Submitted Urban Policy Issues Introduction In the early 2000s Chicago was considered as a city that had the potential to re-invent the aspect of public housing. Therefore the management of the city put aside $1.5 billion to aid in the element of demolishing buildings that were high rise and redevelop the downtown to support the aspect of the urban housing developments. There were policy incentives offered with the aim of attracting private partnerships including the funding of the capital developments as well as enhancing the public land transfers to the interested parties. In the 2008 financial crisis the transformation expected proved to be difficult as there were not enough resources that would help in making the improvements of the scales as intended from the beginning. The changes in the economic context as well as the contribution of the political climate in improving the matter in question. The theoretical contributions in this case explain the issue in general and thus ensuring that the people can have a better housing development program in use (MarksJarvis 2016). The urban regime theory elaborates on the matter in general and assists the performance of Chicago in general. References Greenlee A. (2016 February 17). Transformed? Public Housing in Chicago 2000-2015. Retrieved from voorheescenter.wordpress.com Hannigan J. A. (2004). New York Chicago Los Angeles: America's Global Cities. The Canadian Journal of Sociology 29(1) 145-147. Khare A. T. (2016). Privatizing Chicago: The politics of urban redevelopment in public housing reforms (Doctoral dissertation The University of Chicago). MacArthur. (2016 June). Housing Affordability More of a Problem in Chicago Area Than Nationally According to New MacArthur Survey — MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved from www.macfound.org MarksJarvis G. (2016 June 17). Nearly half of Chicago residents can't afford where they live study says. Retrieved from http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-macarthur-foundation-housing-crisis-worries-0616-biz-20160615-story.html [...]
Research Paper: Update the AbuLughod book New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, by researching and writing on an urban policy issue from 2000 to now in one of those three cities or another city with instructor approval. Examples of policies areas from which you might choose your particular policy include: housing, environment, economic development, health, or immigration. The paper has two components: describe the policy and politics and then analyze them using a political theory. First, summarize the policy and the relevant political landscape. Tell me what the policy does and discuss the costs and benefits. Present the political actors by telling me who important players in the policy are and what they want (or don’t want). Finally, be sure to explain how your selected policy fits into the larger policy environment. Is this a central or peripheral issue and how does it fit with other policies of the same time and from the recent past? Explain what happened, who did what, the numbers, etc. The second component is to do a political analysis. Explain its significance to the politics of the city, and/or explain how the policy came about because of the politics of the city. How does it relate to the built environment, the diversity, the politics and the interests of the city? The first component is presenting facts. The second component is making an argument about those facts. Consider answering one or all of the following: why is the policy important, what will be the long term consequences, and/or what caused the policy? Writing: You may find it useful to split the paper in two: half for the facts component and half for the analysis component. Or you might blend the two and do analysis alongside (or in the following paragraph) the presentation of facts. Work on making your paper flow and connect. Strong topic sentences give structure to paragraphs. Transition sentences show how the next paragraph/topic fits into the prior and into the paper as a whole. Dividing your paper into sections, with section headings (I.E. Intro, Biking Policies, Political Proponents, Political Opponents, Future Impacts) give the reader signposts for navigating your paper and argument. Do not leave major arguments hanging or your most insightful sentence to the last line; introduce them in the beginning and refer back to them. POL 206 is a foundation course in Political Science and requires attendance of a Writing Center workshop. Take your topic and outline to a workshop and work on making your paper better. Resources: Use news reports (print and video), web sites, and academic sources to retell the event and explain its causes and/or significance. Use at least 4 resources (in addition to class texts). News reports and official governmental web sites and documents are good sources of facts. Political position papers, speeches, campaign documents, editorials and even blogs are good sources for arguments. Academic papers and policy papers are good sources of facts and arguments – but you will have to separate the two in your own mind before presenting them. Feel free to raise your topic or reference some of your research/reading in class discussions. DUE: Dec 7th FORMAT: Double-spaced, 12 point font, 6-10 pages + a bibliography (with at least 4 sources). CITATIONS: Use APA style parenthetical citations and a references section. A guide is available from the library’s web site; select “APA Style ” from this page: http://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/citing_sources.