Essays should be in conventional academic form: double-spaced, minimum one-inch margins, a title page with topic clearly visible, numbered pages, a bibliography of works consulted, and references showing the source of quotations or ideas (foot or endnotes, Chicago Style).
Write a research paper, based on published academic literature, on one of the following topic-questions. Basic bibliographies are provided for each. If fully and carefully considered these short bibliographies should be sufficient for a top-notch essay, but free to go beyond them to other published material. Unless otherwise stated, all titles in these bibliographies are available on-line through the UTL catalogue.
According to Stephen V. Ward, Planning the Twentieth Century: The Advanced Capitalist World, touches briefly on all the following topics (excluding Topic #1).
What exactly is New Urbanism? When and why did the movement emerge, and what role does history play in it?
Charter of New Urbanism accessible online at https://www.cnu.org/who-we-are/charter-new-urbanism (and in many other places on the internet)
Jill Grant, Planning the Good Community: new Urbanism in Theory and Practice
Christopher Silver, New Urbanism and Planning History: Back to the Future, Chapter 10 in Culture, Urbanism and Planning, Moncls and Gurdia, eds,
Bruce Stephenson, The Roots of the New Urbanism: John Nolens Garden City Ethic, Journal of Planning History, 1, 2 (May 2002): 99-123