How does the article relate to other material you are learning in Module 1?

Read the article and write an essay of minimum of 300 words.  Organize your thoughts into paragraphs made up of three to five sentences each. Use this structure to organize your response:

◦Paragraph 1 – What is the general subject of the article?

◦Paragraph 2 – What is the most significant point made in the article?

◦Paragraph 3 – How does the article relate to other material you are learning in Module 1?

◦Paragraph 4 – What did you learn from reading the article?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/11/climate/houston-flooding-climate.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Environmental Planning

List and discuss the reasons why environmental planning can be difficult to pursue. How does federal environmental planning influence state and local environmental planning? Discuss some examples in which the U.S. government has taken steps to address environmental planning. Lastly, what are some economic and political implications that can be associated with environmental planning? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

 Political Theories

How did the ancient Athenian citizen oath address the issue of the governmental responsibility to future generations? How do the theories posited by Edmund Burke, John Locke, and David Hume relate to inter-generational government responsibility? How does the aforementioned political theories associated with government’s responsibility to future generations relate to the contemporary issue of environmental policy in the United States? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

 

Required Resources

Text

Levy, J. M. (2013). Contemporary urban planning (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson-Prentice Hall Press.

  • Chapter 15: Environmental and Energy Planning
  • Chapter 16: Planning for Metropolitan Regions

Article

Fredrickson, H. G. (1994). Can public officials correctly be said to have obligations to future generations? Public Administration Review, 54(5), 457-464. Retrieved from https://publicadministrationreview.org/

  • The full-text version of this article is available through the EBSCOhost database in the Ashford University Library. This article provides information that will assist you in your discussions this week.
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