26 August 2015

City, analyze its existing efforts related to climate change planning, and propose aCity, analyze its existing efforts related to climate change planning, and propose a
Semester Project Poster Due May 8, 2014
UBPL 300 Paper Due May 12, 2014
This project is designed to allow you to synthesize what you have learned about planning American cities this
semester. In it, you will pick a city, analyze its existing efforts related to climate change planning, and propose a
future course of action for the city to improve its efforts. The particular tasks and guidelines are laid out below.
This project consists of two main parts: a paper and a poster.
Part I: Paper
Section 1: Introduction and Background (1-2 pages)
• Introduction
o Address the topic of the paper, why it is important, and preview some of your main points
o Think about what your ‘hook’ is; that is, what will get the reader interested right from the beginning
• Background
o Describe key features of your city’s geography, social and economic history, previous planning efforts,
and other characteristics that might be relevant to its climate change planning efforts
o Think of this as orienting a reader who knows little about your city to its situation today
o For example, if your city is Houston, you’d talk about how it is close to the coast in a low-lying area
vulnerable to floods and hurricanes; how it is a major oil industry city with boom and bust economic
cycles; how it has vote Democratic in its urban areas but the region and state are quite politically
conservative; how it does not have zoning, and so on.
Section 2: Current Climate Change Planning (2-4 pages)
• Mitigation Efforts
o Describe what efforts the city has undertaken to date to reduce its Greenhouse Gas Emissions
o This task will likely require looking at the city’s Climate Action Plan, Comprehensive Plan,
Sustainability Plan or other related plans. You may also find it useful to look at the municipal website
and the website of local organizations, newspaper articles, and other sources.
• Adaptation Efforts
o Describe what efforts the city has taken to date to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate
change.
o This task will likely require looking at the city’s Climate Action Plan, Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
or other related plans. You may also find it useful to look at the municipal website and the website of
local organizations, newspaper articles, and other sources.
• Gap analysis
o Identify what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s climate planning efforts
o Highlight the gaps in the planning that you feel need to be addressed in the next few years
o For this task, you may find it helpful to look at some of the climate change planning guidance
documents and links available on Blackboard in the Semester Project folder. These references will
provide examples of what other cities in the US and elsewhere are doing (or what experts recommend
that cities should do) that can help you identify what your city is not doing that it could be doing.
Section 3: Future Directions for next 5 to 10 years (2-3 pages)
• Goals, Data and Policies
o Lay out some recommendations for a) updating or adding mitigation and adaptation goals for the city;
b) identifying what types of data the city appears to need to be able to plan effectively; and c)
innovative polices or actions the city should pursue to reduce emissions and risk
o For this task, you also may find it helpful to look at the resources in the Semester Project folder on
Blackboard.
• Stakeholders, Implementation and Monitoring
o Identify the a) stakeholders that need to be involved in successful mitigation and adaptation planning
(with a particular eye to identifying stakeholders that have not been involved to date that should be); b)
what you think some of the obstacles to implementing your recommended policies and actions will
likely be; and c) what things the city should monitor to track its progress over time.
o For this task, you also may find it helpful to look at the resources in the Semester Project folder on
Blackboard.
Paper requirements:
• All pages guidelines refer to double-spaced lengths, 12 point font, 1” margins. The shortest the text of the
paper should be is 6 full pages and the maximum is 10 full pages, not including figures, references or other
additions.
• Papers should be visually attractive with maps, images, charts and other figures where appropriate. Also,
strategic use of section headers, bullets and other formatting can be the paper easier to read.
• All sources must be appropriately referenced in the text (e.g. parenthetical notion, footnotes, etc.) and in
cumulative list of references at the end of the paper.
Part II: Poster
During the last class session, students will present their plans using Posters they have developed using Power Point
(or some other program that you may be familiar with). Key points to keep in mind in designing a poster include
making sure the poster:
• Is visually appealing from far and close,
• Is informative and addresses the key points in assignment,
• Is organized with a logical flow, and
• Exhibits attention to detail (matching colors and shapes, spelling, grammar, etc.)
Here are a couple of poster resources you may find helpful:
• www.seniorsequence.net/index.php/class/tutorials/poster-design
• http://www.posterpresentations.com/html/free_poster_templates.html
We will use a structured evaluation process in which students review each other’s posters. We will discuss this
more in class.
Which city should you choose?
As long as your choice is an American city, it is up to you. However, the project will be much easier and more
enjoyable for you if the city you pick has done at least some climate planning already.
I will require that by March 29th you let me know your city and send me the link to (or a pdf of) its climate change
plan (if it has one) or another plan that addresses climate change in some way (e.g. comprehensive plan or
sustainability plan).
Some useful links for picking a plan include:
• http://www.icleiusa.org/actioncenter/
planning/List%20of%20U.S.%20Sustainability%20and%20Climate%20Plans.pdf
• http://www.georgetownclimate.org/adaptation/state-and-local-plans
Important Dates:
• March 29th – send Ward your city and the climate relevant plan.
• April 3rd – semester project outline turned in hard copy (1-2 pages indicating sources you will use)
• April 18th – draft of first section (Introduction and Background) of paper due in hard copy
• May 8th – Poster session
• May 12th – Papers due in hard copy and digital copy (5:00 pm)

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City, analyze its existing efforts related to climate change planning, and propose aCity, analyze its existing efforts related to climate change planning, and propose […]


26 August 2015

The sacred, the beautiful, & the trueThe sacred, the beautiful, & the true:
All pre-modern societies sought to understand the world beyond the everyday through religion, philosophy, art, and ritual. How did their understandings develop, how did they vary?
http://dsal.uchicago.edu/lsi/Language/Indo-Aryan-central-group
http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/ 
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/teot/hd_teot.htm
http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/1999/bnlpr092299.html
http://enloehs.wcpss.net/projects/candc/merg/rbmwrnmerg7/rdnmawrebmerg7.htm http://www.thenagain.info/Classes/Sources/Harappa.html
http://www.harekrsna.com/sun/features/04-06/features257.htm
http://www.hindugallery.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/20030207211817/http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/1415/indexd.html

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26 August 2015

What type of motivators would you employ as you develop your culture and to attract good talentRead the article How Google Motivates Their Employees With Rewards and Perks.

Motivation is an essential part of being an effective manager and leader. Employers such as Google are going to great lengths to provide extrinsic and intrinsic motivators to keep their employees engaged, create a motivating culture, and attract the best talent.

Let’s say you are a manager of a start-up company with limited cash and resources. What type of motivators would you employ as you develop your culture and to attract good talent?

Also, which motivation theory presented in this module have you found to be most useful in explaining why people behave in a certain way? Explain your answer.

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What type of motivators would you employ as you develop your culture and to attract good talentRead the article How Google Motivates Their Employees […]


26 August 2015

The ChrysanthemumsPaper instructions:
analysis the character who is Elisa Allen that has been mentioned in the story?
the story is in the link

http://www.stjohns-chs.org/english/cjelen/the_chrysanthemums_by_john_.pdf

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The ChrysanthemumsPaper instructions:analysis the character who is Elisa Allen that has been mentioned in the story?the story is in the link http://www.stjohns-chs.org/english/cjelen/the_chrysanthemums_by_john_.pdf Click here […]


26 August 2015

How is the early modern concept of the witch different from concepts of witchcraft in pagan societies (Greek, Nordic)
5 PAGES (including bibliography)

Topic:
Please describe the elements that characterize the concept of the early modern witch. How is the early modern concept of the witch different from concepts of witchcraft in pagan societies (Greek, Nordic)? Which social, political, and ideological changes account for this transformation? Which aspects of pagan mythology were integrated into the early modern concept of witchcraft?

You must cite at least four sources in your reader. Citations from the lecture notes should be given as “Lecture Notes, DATE.”

The following criteria determine your grade:
Content: a precise and complete summary of the relevant facts and concepts
Structure: logical, coherent organization of material
Style: vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling

Some guidelines:
Avoid empty generalizations and vague statements. Make sure you convey information that isn’t trite.

These are some examples of what you should NOT do:
  • Throughout history mankind has been fascinated with the witch.
  • The witch rides on a broom, has a pointy hat, and a really long nose.
  • Witches are creatures of fiction and of history.

Don’t repeat the same argument over and over again.

Make sure the wording is correct.

Have somebody check your grammar:


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