Case Study: Governmental Relations in Urban Planning Assignment



This case study assignment is designed to test your ability to conduct effective research, gain a
nuanced understanding of complex concepts, synthesize the ideas reflected in your research with
those reflected in your required readings, and to evaluate and apply these ideas to an issue of
urban planning.

For this Case Study, you will first describe two forms of local governments in the U.S. (e.g., city,
towns, county, special governments) and their effect on planning. Consult ICMA for forms of
local government. From there, you will analyze how the two forms of local government you
selected use the planning process, and describe which comprehensive or incremental planning
technique was chosen? What were the outcomes? Finally, you will determine a biblical
viewpoint with the methodology chosen. Please use scriipture to support the position. Integrate
Biblical verses rather than at the end of the paper. Items to include are outlined as follows:

• Length of assignment is 2,000 – 2,500-words (8 – 10-pages)
not including title page, reference page, and any appendices.

• Format of assignment: CURRENT APA format with 1-inch margins, 12-pt. Times New Roman font, and must include a title page and reference page.

• Must include a Biblical perspective in this paper and cite at least one Biblical reference.

• Number of citations: Minimum 18 –
o 1 Required texts, 9 required readings indicated below, PLUS minimum 8 additional scholarly sources to fully support your assertions and conclusions. Writer chooses these additional sources. These must be cited in accordance with CURRENT APA guidelines.

• Acceptable sources: Use scholarly sources only. No websites, podcasts, dictionaries,
encyclopedias, or magazines. Peer reviewed journal articles, dissertations, and
textbooks only.

• Must follow Template (attached).
o This assignment includes a template titled “Case Study: Historical Context of American
Urban Planning Template”. This template lays out for you the organization of your paper by providing all sections titles and format to which they need to be included. Use this template to accurately complete this assignment.

• Rubric Attached.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS for citations/references:

1.) Chapters 1