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GGRB05H3_S12_Research_Paper.pdf

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Geography
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GGRB05H3
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Denisse Macaraig

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URBAN GEOGRAPHY GGRB05H3 Y Summer 2012 University of Toronto Scarborough Research Paper Department of Social Sciences 25% of Course Grade Due in lecture on July 30 Things to Consider Building on your ʻProposal and Annotated Bibliographyʼ, you are tfrther investigate and develop your chosen topic and present your findings in the form of a Research Paper. The guiding theme of the paper is ʻExamining Local Solutionsʼ. This means that regardless of your topic, that the main thrust of the Research Papershould be examining and evaluating a localsolution to an issue. This course covers a broad range of urban topics, each with a distinctive history that requires its own unique set of solutions. Another objective of the course is to introduce some geograp hical perspectives (theoretical frameworks) that have been utilized by urban scholars to help better understand why cities are relevant, and how urban areas are changing. Some of the theoretical/geographical concepts we covered include; the importance ofspace and place; the difference between public and private spaces, the city as a generator of wealth, the political economy and overall competitiveness of a city, the inter - and intra-related differences between cities etc. Moreover, these concepts shouldhelp provide some background and contextualize your topic. You should also think about how you wish to ʻframeʼ your issue. Your goal is to make a strong case as to why your solution should be addressed in terms of (for example) economics, or any other the oretical framework such as politics/governance, environmentalism, gender, social justice etc. (Hint: Ask yourself, “What is the best way and what ʻtoolsʼ can are required to address this local issue?”) The following are some questions that you may consider when writing; What solutions have already been proposed or tried by various actors? Who are the main actors and/or stakeholders? Business? Civil society? Government? If so what level(s) of government are responsible for addressing this issue? Who has jurisdiction and power? Are there any actors omitted? Do your solution
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