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My Personal Reflection on Historic Preservation: The Role and Importance of Preserving Our Past Historic preservation is the practice of protecting and preserving significant cultural, historical, and architectural resources for future generations. It involves identifying, documenting, and conserving buildings

In this assignment, you will write a short essay to answer the following questions: What is historic preservation? What is the role of the preservationist? Why is historic preservation important? In this essay, you should present your own personal statement on these questions based on your previous work and educational experiences. Provide examples from your own interactions with historic preservation (MIAMI). This assignment will introduce your ideas and reveal your experiences with the discipline. There is no wrong answer- this essay will help the teachers understand your own interactions with preservation. You will be asked to reflect on this question again at the end of the semester. Please upload a Microsoft Word Document, 3-5 typed, double-spaced pages, with your name in the header. No cover page needed. If you use citations, please include a Reference page in addition to the 3-5 page requirement.

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“The Evolution of Urban Cities: A Comprehensive Analysis”

Please make sure you follow all the instructions. USE SIMPLE WORDING AND A FILE IS ATTACHED WITH THE LOGIN INFO FOR MY COURSE BOOKE. USE INTRODUCTION TO URBAN CITIES FOR THE PAPER

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Urban Planning and Policy

“Creating Sustainable Solutions: A Policy Brief, WIF Application, and Triple Bottom Line Business Plan”

The final document should be a 2-5 page document including all items listed for your selected approach below. The format should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, and a 12-point font. Policy brief: The policy brief is related to the production of public policies. For this, imagine you are bringing the issue and a proposed policy-based solution to a town or city leadership. If you choose this option, your finalized project will consist of the following an introduction to the problem, a brief literature review of at least four sources, two case studies of how other cities and towns dealt with a similar problem, and your final recommendation(s). Here is the Policy brief template Download Here is the Policy brief template. Preliminary Wisconsin Idea Fellowship application: the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship (WIF) application is related to hands-on community-led projects. Imagine you are bringing your project proposal to the Morgridge Center for Public Service. If you choose this option, your finalized project will follow part of the WIF template (which will be made available), consisting of the following an introduction to the problem (which includes a brief literature review of at least four sources and a selection of prospective community partnerships), project goals and objectives, and expected project application and results. Here is the WIF application template Download Here is the WIF application template. Triple bottom line business plan: Includes a business proposal to a social need that adheres to the three pillars of the triple-bottom-line sustainable business practice – People, Profit, Planet. For this option, one can imagine bringing their executive business summary to a pitch competition, lender, or entrepreneurial incubator. If you choose this option, your finalized project will consist of an Executive Business Summary that includes: An overview of the proposal, serving as both an abstract and (brief) literature review. The problem (includes a brief literature review of at least four sources), solution, how it follows TBL practice, and the team. At least two case studies of TBL businesses (HINT- look for Certified B Corps), related either topically or structurally, in the TBL section. A general template can be found here: Executive-Summary-Template

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Title: “Addressing the Opioid Crisis: A Policy Recommendation for Effective Implementation”

Make a presentation based on the paper attached. Presentation Content should cover/include the following: Problem statement Summary of the chosen public health issue Population of interest Severity/Magnitude of the issue including trends Underlying causes/contributing factors Rationale for selecting the proposed policy alternative. Summary of selected policy options Review of options analysis Policy Recommendation and why Summary of key elements of implementing the policy option. Logic Model Policy goals and objectives Proposed/required implementation activities Implementation resources, brief discussion of budget Communications plan Evaluation plan Visual Aids: Utilize PowerPoint presentations and/or other visual aids to enhance your presentation.

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Urban Planning and Policy

The Role of Staff Reports in Land Use Public Hearings: An Analysis of a Staff Report and its Impact on Decision-Making

In the first part of this assignment, you were asked to locate and attend a public hearing involving a land use matter. For this assignment, you will analyze a Staff Report or Memorandum from that meeting. You will be expected to do an in-depth analysis of how the public hearing was influenced or affected by the Staff Report (if at all), and explain what role the Staff Report and staff’s recommendations played in the outcome. Take note of the process by which the public hearing is conducted – who makes the initial presentation, public comments, discussion, and debate among the public officials, and then the final vote or other action taken on the matter. Please also submit a copy of the staff report. Note. As you’ve come to recognize, one of the key roles played by the planner, whether working for a government entity or a private developer, is to assist in the preparation of what is known as the “Staff Report” or “Staff Memorandum.” The primary purpose of the Staff Report or Memorandum is to provide the elected or appointed decision-makers (City Council members, Planning Commissioners, Planning Director, etc.), as well as members of the public, with a comprehensive, accurate and objective analysis of a proposed land use project that requires approval by that decision-making body. The Staff Report contains a review of the project, the setting, and a detailed explanation of the specific land use and regulatory elements that need to be reviewed as part of the approval process. The Staff Report sometimes includes a summary of the alternative options the decision-makers can vote on, based on the applicable land use and planning laws, and sometimes includes a recommendation by Staff.

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Addressing Critiques and Improving Support in the Child Welfare System for Legal and Relational Permanence

Choose one question to respond to. For this discussion question, also look at the indicators of child well-being datasets provided and incorporate local data into your response. Your original discussion post should provide evidence of critical thinking and reference course material with at least two citations and a minimum length of two paragraphs, each no less than 4 sentences. (10 pts) * Legal permanency is one of the three pillars of the child welfare system, through adoption or guardianship if reunification cannot be supported. Discuss one critique of the system’s orientation towards legal permanence and provide options for addressing this issue. * Relational permanence is a concern for youth in care, aging out of care, and post-permanency. What could the child welfare system do to better support continuity of relationships with important adults (i.e. not biological parents) and what are the pitfalls or institutional barriers to this approach?  * What should be the child welfare agency’s role in supporting families post-permanency and/or youth that have aged out of care? https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/1077559514562066 https://heinonline.org/HOL/PDFsearchable?handle=hein.journals/stflr72&collection=journals§ion=22&id=&print=section§ioncount=1&ext=.pdf&nocover=&display=0 https://d2l.wcupa.edu/d2l/le/content/3731431/topics/files/download/39687094/DirectFileTopicDownload https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00581.x