This assignment is designed to examine the integration of social vulnerability c

This assignment is designed to examine the integration of social vulnerability concepts in hazard mitigation plans by revisiting your hazard mitigation plan of choice from the first assignment.
You will need the following documents to complete the assignment:
Local or State Hazard Mitigation Plan from the first assignment. You are free to choose a new plan if you prefer.
Reading assignments from this module including FEMA’s Local Hazard Mitigation
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guidance
Review this module’s readings assignments and FEMA’s Local Hazard Mitigation guidance.
Find and identify sections in your local hazard mitigation plan that discuss, map, or calculate measures on the socio-economic make-up of the community incl. populations with functional needs.
Answer the following questions (in full sentences):
Does your local hazard mitigation plan detail the socio-economic characteristics of the local community? If so, what population characteristics are discussed (e.g., type of variables/characteristics).
How are populations captured in the plan? Is it just Census data or did the plan include some form of social vulnerability index?
How (if at all) did the plan combine social vulnerability information with physical vulnerability (i.e. hazard information)?
Do any of the proposed mitigation action aim to reduce social vulnerability?
How do you assess the quality of social vulnerability information contained in the plan?
How could the jurisdiction improve on the quality of its social vulnerability assessment?
Upload your assignment (or combined into a single pdf) on Canvas as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files.
The document must contain
a way to retrieve a copy of the local hazard mitigation plan you reviewed (e.g., URL, upload a separate document on Canvas, etc.);
references using APA format; and
answers to the six questions posed above.

You and your boss (the mayor of a city with about 300,000 residents) have just a

You and your boss (the mayor of a city with about 300,000 residents) have just attended a lecture on endangered species protection and invasive species management in urban areas. After leaving the lectures, the Mayor turns to you and says, “I’ve got a speech to the city council next week, and I’ve been asked to talk about our parks and wilderness programs. I want you to give me a memo of policy ideas that I can use in my talk. All I need is about 2 pages – you know, some bullet points that explain the problems we could really affect, suggest some alternative ways we could intervene, and maybe pick a preferred intervention.” To write the memo you should use lectures and readings from your other Environmental Conservation classes, your personal knowledge, and any other outside sources you want. Since you have just been reading Bardach’s Practical Guide to Policy Analysis, you have some sense of how to proceed. There is a 1000-word absolute limit on this memo, which is about 2 single-spaced pages. To the degree possible your recommendations must be grounded in evidence, data, and well accepted theory, rather than opinion. It will also be guided by the values you and the mayor share. Document your sources in citations, if necessary. Citations do not count against your 1000-word limit. Be sure to format your paper in a way that makes your recommendations clear (e.g. – bullet points, tables, headings, etc.).

After viewing Food, Inc., you will write a qualitative textual analysis. Conside

After viewing Food, Inc., you will write a qualitative textual analysis. Consider the ways in which the film conveys ideas about food. There is no “correct” way to review a film. It is your goal as a critic to make an argument that is relayed through a thesis statement that is a key element of the paper’s introduction.
In order to support the argument that is signaled in your thesis, weave in (at least) two quotes/citations from (at least) two of the essays/articles assigned during Module 4 and/or Module 5. Remember to use quotes to support your argument, not simply to summarize the author’s argument or to make a comparison between Food, Inc., and the argument made by the author. Your paper must include in-text citations and a reference page with a minimum of three entries (2 essays/articles plus the film), following APA format.
Assume a universal reader. In other words, do not address the instructor directly in the paper. Nor should you assume that the reader has read the readings being cited or seen the film being analyzed. Take nothing for granted!
As a Film Reviewer, your paper should reflect:
Skills to evaluate food information for general-readership publications, such as newspapers and newsletters.
Skills to construct effective written documents for technical and non-technical audiences.
Skills to analyze and synthesize information about food’s role in society.
Skills to write publication-ready articles reflecting mastery of course information and understanding of communicator’s role of information-gatherer and disseminator.
Remember – Film reviews are not a judgment of whether the film is good or bad; rather the review makes a claim about what the film does, why the film works (or doesn’t), who might want to see the film, and why. Consider checking out film reviews online (e.g., Christopher Olson’s 2015 review of The Interview in The Popular Culture Studies Journal, pp. 569-572) (Links to an external site.) or in newspapers to get an idea of what a review looks like and how to format your writing. As with all writing in this course, think about how to make the interesting aspects of the film interesting for an audience to read about.
Organize your review as follows:
Introduction – Grab the attention of your reader and introduce the text and concept you will be analyzing. The introduction must include a clear thesis and preview statement. The thesis is a single, concise statement that relays your argument. The preview lays out how you will make that argument. In other words, the preview indicates what each body paragraph will be about.
Analysis – Write one body paragraph for each subpoint of your thesis. Include 2-3 specific examples from the text per subpoint. Each paragraph must include a topic sentence introducing the subpoint of your argument, as well as a concluding sentence that ties the examples you have provided back to your overall thesis. Don’t leave the heavy lifting for your reader!
Conclusion – Summarize the paper. Restate your thesis statement and briefly review the supporting arguments. Finish with an overarching statement about what your analysis says about society as a whole. In other words, make sure you address the “So what?”
Required length: 500-750 words
Please note the following:
A paper without a clear thesis statement will NOT receive a grade above a C.
Papers without in-text citation OR a reference page will receive an F.
Review the rubric guidelines (including view longer description) for grading criteria.
Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters.
Your paper will automatically be evaluated through Turnitin when you submit your assignment in this activity.

Weekly Learning Objective: Compose an edited and proofread Analytical Research e

Weekly Learning Objective: Compose an edited and proofread Analytical Research essay that utilizes research and APA format.
Using the Analytical Research Essay Rubric listed below as a guide for the specific grading criteria, submit your final, polished
Analytical Research Essay. This assignment will end up incorporating the class Learning Outcomes and all the strategies taught throughout
the semester, which includes the use of critical thinking, idea development, source materials, and APA standards.
Please note that your essay MUST show improvement from the rough draft. If you submit the same essay with no
changes and/or do not apply the feedback given, you will receive a 0 on the assignment.
Your final draft should also meet the following requirements:
– 4-5 pages, double spaced, 1″ margins, Microsoft Word
• Use 3rd person narrative only, as is expected in professional documents
• Follows PA style: includes Title Page, Reference page and in-text citations
* The Title Page does NOT count toward the 4-5 page requirement. You must have 4-5 pages of text.
• Uses academic paragraph construction
• Critical thinking easily apparent
• Minimum use of 5 sources. Use a combination of traditional paper sources, library database sources, and reputable Internet sources
(government sites, etc.)
• Paper provides depth of answers rather than general easy answers; meaning, brainstorming is evident with each area thoroughly
investigated as needed
• Provides an appropriate title which is NOT the name of the assignment (in other words do NOT title your paper “Final Paper” or
“Research Paper” or similar
• Correct grammar and punctuation
• Easily identified thesis statement
• No sign of plagiarism
Analytical Research Essay Rubric
Submit to Assignments via the left-hand navigation menu. Review the Course Calendar for specific due dates

Detailed topics: Infrastructure & Urban Development Term Project: Final Paper I

Detailed topics:
Infrastructure & Urban Development
Term
Project: Final Paper
I chose Manufactured
Homes and want to compare and contrast Prefabricated Homes and Container Homers
while considering Construction Methods and Technology to help improve economic
and environmental issues prevalent with affordability or affordable housing, carbon
footprint or carbon emissions, greenhouse effects, climate change, and global
warming while achieving sustainable development in urban areas because of intelligent
Infrastructure and Urban Development. Incorporate this with the following detailed topics on Sustainable
Infrastructure: Green Building and Ecocity eradicating the carbon footprint,
carbon emissions, climate change, global warming, and environmental health
issues attributed to polluting air quality, health, rainwater, and water
supply, and economic growth. Architecture design, innovative and quality homes,
and certifications such as Renewable Energy (i.e., solar power, electric, wind,
fusion, and biomass); Construction Methods and Technology such as concrete
admixtures, marble or granite quarries, hydraulic elevators, purification,
filtration, ventilation, glass design to complement solar power systems; and
Green Building and Management Systems such as HVAC, Sensor Plumbing, and Water
Systems.
“The ideal format is the typical paper structure – thesis statement with paragraphs supporting it. The paragraph structure is “Say it, explain it, illustrate it, say it again.” You don’t need multiple chapters, etc., and sections illustrating separate aspects of the topic.”
Must have an analysis of content and findings, recommendations, and conclusion. Use annotated bibliography with a table of contents, appendices, charts, exhibits, figures, graphs, and tables. Include comparisons and contrasts, advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, cost benefits and cost analysis, and life cycle cost analysis.
Please see the files for more in-depth details on instructions and requirements. I will post and add updates periodically to help where applicable.

Detailed topics: Infrastructure & Urban Development Term Project: Final Paper I

Detailed topics:
Infrastructure & Urban Development
Term
Project: Final Paper
I chose Manufactured
Homes and want to compare and contrast Prefabricated Homes and Container Homers
while considering Construction Methods and Technology to help improve economic
and environmental issues prevalent with affordability or affordable housing, carbon
footprint or carbon emissions, greenhouse effects, climate change, and global
warming while achieving sustainable development in urban areas because of intelligent
Infrastructure and Urban Development. Incorporate this with the following detailed topics on Sustainable
Infrastructure: Green Building and Ecocity eradicating the carbon footprint,
carbon emissions, climate change, global warming, and environmental health
issues attributed to polluting air quality, health, rainwater, and water
supply, and economic growth. Architecture design, innovative and quality homes,
and certifications such as Renewable Energy (i.e., solar power, electric, wind,
fusion, and biomass); Construction Methods and Technology such as concrete
admixtures, marble or granite quarries, hydraulic elevators, purification,
filtration, ventilation, glass design to complement solar power systems; and
Green Building and Management Systems such as HVAC, Sensor Plumbing, and Water
Systems.
“The ideal format is the typical paper structure – thesis statement with paragraphs supporting it. The paragraph structure is “Say it, explain it, illustrate it, say it again.” You don’t need multiple chapters, etc., and sections illustrating separate aspects of the topic.”
Must have an analysis of content and findings, recommendations, and conclusion. Use annotated bibliography with a table of contents, appendices, charts, exhibits, figures, graphs, and tables. Include comparisons and contrasts, advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, cost benefits and cost analysis, and life cycle cost analysis.
Please see the files for more in-depth details on instructions and requirements. I will post and add updates periodically to help where applicable.