Use the article provided to complete the following article.
Planning in the news
The purpose of this assignment is to remind ourselves that environmental planning is part of our lives and
impacts every level of the community: neighborhood, local, regional, state, national, and global. You are
asked to reflect on an article that is in some way related to an environmental planning problem (problems
caused, conflicts, creative solutions, and common debates).
(about 800 words, double-spaced, 1q ro 12 pt. font)
Choose one article from a popular media source (newspaper, magazine, etc.). For your chosen article
please do the following:
1. Identify the article you chose and explain why you chose the article.
2. Briefly, in your own words, describe the issue presented in the article.
a. If the article describes conflict (as most do) please identify the following:
i. the players;
ii. the nature of the disagreement or conflict; and
iii. the way in which each side describe the issue being addressed the suggested solution and
how it contrasts with other options.
b. You might also discuss what the language used to describe the issue implies about the views of the
3. What do you think about the issue discussed in your article? Why?
a. Here is where you pick a side, agree/disagree with a position, and/or offer a new or alternative
b. The same expectation as the first few assignment holds here. Just stating your position is not
enough. You must explain your position and support why it is you feel this way either through logic,
examples, or references.
4. Please include a copy of the article with your assignment. Make it into a PDF (print to PDF) and attach to
end of assignment or submit two documents.