Urban studies 2 essay questions

Answer TWO of the following questions.  EACH answer should be a minimum of 750 words (double-spaced, 12 point font, & one inch margins).  EACH paper must be a minimum of 750 words for a total minimum of 1500 words. 

 

 

 

Your answers should reflect information from the class lectures, readings, videos, and class discussions.  You do not have to conduct outside research.  Use APA for any citations.

 

 

 

1) Review and critically discuss, “ The great transportation conspiracy.”  Your answer should be based on a review of the reading by Jonathan Kwitny, “The great transportation conspiracy: A juggernaut named desire.”  You should also include information from the lecture on transportation and the video, “Taken for a Ride.”

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-I8GDklsN4&t=747s

 

 

2) Review and critically discuss the problem of “deindustrialization.”  Your answer should be based on a review of the reading byChristopher Swope, “Smart Decline.” You should also include information from the lecture on deindustrialization and the video, “Roger and Me.”

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX_HvciWq0M&t=2713s

 

 

 

3) Review and critically discuss the problem of “inequality.” Your answer should be based on a review of the reading byJoseph Stiglitz, “OF THE 1%, BY THE 1%, FOR THE 1%.”  You should also include information from the lecture on inequality and the youtube videos, (“Wealth Inequality in America” and “Wealth Gap: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.

 

Videos:

“Wealth Inequality in America”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM
Wealth Gap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfgSEwjAeno

 

 

4) Review and critically discuss the problem of the U.S. “Military-Industrial complex.”  Your answer should be based on a review of the reading by Brad Plumer and the article, “Ban Nuclear Weapons Now.”  You should also include information from the lecture and video, “Why we fight.”

 

Reading by Brand Plumer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/01/07/everything-chuck-hagel-needs-to-know-about-the-defense-budget-in-charts/?utm_term=.3b5bbb26400a