cities of the world

Discussion Board Post Instructions:

Watch the linked video and read the attached article.

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ARTICLE: download Slums Aren’t Harbingers of AnarchyPreview the document

Your initial posting should address all the questions in the prompt in a minimum of 500 words. Read your peers’ postings and leave at least two well-thought responses in a minimum of 75 words.

  – Initial Posts must be at least 500 words long and must address the discussion prompt.  (You must submit 1 Initial Post by 11:59pm on the due date.

  – Response Posts must EACH be at least 75 words long and must respond to another group members’ thoughts.  (You must submit at least 2 Response Posts by 11:59pm on the date the assignment closes.)

– To receive full credit your response must include in-text citations to make note of facts and opinions you quote, paraphrase, and barrow ideas from.

– To receive full credit, you must include a bibliography of works cited at the end of your post. For in-text citations and bibliography use the APA style.

– If you do not include a bibliography or in-text citations it will result in a deduction of 2 points.

You can use citation generating websites like (Links to an external site.) to avoid mistakes.

Discussion Board Post:

Part 1:

In your post answer the following questions.

  1. Identify and describe the planning issue. (up to 6 pts)
  2. What are the social, environmental, and economic implications of rapid urbanization? (up to 6 pts)
  3. As Lagos and other sub-Saharan cities in Africa rapidly grow, should planners make new spaces for the most vulnerable populations? Why or why not? (up to 8 pts)
  4. Use a case study of a city not mentioned in the articles/videos to support your arguments (up to 6 pts).
  5. Use reliable external articles, videos, and data to support your arguments and properly cite your sources in APA format (up to 4 pts).

Use of photos, maps, external links (e.g., news articles), etc. is encouraged.

Part 2:

You must reply to others’ posts to show your agreement/disagreement with their ideas with a strong argument based on a thorough research of your own. A high-quality response will identify areas of agreement and/or disagreement. Eexplain why you agree or disagree, provide evidence or proof to support your reasoning.

  • 2 or more well thought out replies. (up to 5 pts)


All provided material must be cited bibliographically. Failure to properly cite all documents bibliographically, and in-text when appropriate, will result in an automatic deduction of 3 points.

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