Wicked Urban Problems in the News

| January 25, 2016

Assignment 1—Wicked Urban Problems in the News Assignment Overview Wicked urban problems are all around us. They also appear in the news…often surrounded by controversy. This assignment will require you to conduct an analysis of the news to identify examples of “wicked” urban problems that are making headlines. Completing the Essay Search the news for articles addressing urban issues that fit the four criteria for “wicked” problems discussed in class. Identify three different wicked urban issues, with at least one news source per issue. Write an essay that clearly addresses the following for each of the three wicked problems you identified: –How easily can the problem be defined? –How easily can the cause(s) of the problem be identified? –How easily can a solution to the problem be identified? –What other issues are also linked to the problem? Your written essay should be roughly two single-spaced pages in length, and should be written in essay format (i.e. include an introductory and concluding paragraph, and content paragraphs consisting of well-structured complete sentences). Assignments are due Monday 1/25 by 4:30PM. Assignments should be submitted electronically as a Word or PDF document under the “Assignments” tab on Blackboard before the due date and time. After that point, the link will no longer be visible. NO late essays will be accepted. All essays should reflect your own individual work. Direct quotes must be cited properly using a consistent citation style throughout. Be sure to include a list of the 3 (minimum) news sources used to complete the assignment. Your essay should be thoroughly proofread for spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors. Essays containing excessive proofreading errors will not be accepted for credit.

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