provides an opportunity for in depth comparative analysis of a selected aspect of urban policy. The paper (3000-3100 words) will make comparisons between European cities and US cities and will develop conclusions about international learning.
You will need to check Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, Cities, Built Environment for relevant material
the weekly essential readings are all copied in the Project Support Centre
Savitch and Kantor Citiesin the International Marketplace pp39-52
*Hutton 2004 The New Economy of the Inner City Cities 21.2
*Coafee 2004 Designing out terrorism in Central London, IJURR 28 1
Hall and Hickman 2002 Managing Urban Neighbourhoods in Decline, UAA
Gross 2003 Digital NYC
COMPARING URBAN POLICIES
Why compare and why it matters
What differences of setting might be important and why?
How important are ‘external factors’ ??" globalization, market position, national policies ??" in shaping and constraining city government?
What are the differences in values and political culture among European and North American countries that provide the context for public policy at city level?
What differences separate forms of metropolitan growth?
What kinds of issues get to the top of the local policy agenda, and why?
How are systems of local government different across countries - with what consequences for local leaders, effective outcomes, quality of life?
Who wins and who loses in urban policy output?
CW2 Identify literature ??" frame a question ??" select evidence ??" consider implications for cross national learning
CW2 depth of understanding of urban policy issues, critical use of source material, ability to draw comparative conclusions.
-the work will require good english
-depth of understanding of urban policy issues, critical use of source material, ability to draw comparative conclusions.
-must answer all the questions in an essay for with no more than
-3100 words and no less than 2990.
-it must not be repetitive.
-must not be plagerised - ie proper referencing.