simcity (madi)

SimCity is an online game that lets you design your own city… develop a detailed proposal that outlines the various ways in which the SimCity software could be enhanced to more realistically portray local political structure and organization of government, as well as the urban problems addressed by planners. The objective is to develop a proposal that clearly outlines how SimCity can move away from fantasy and closer to realism. The wicked nature of planning problems ? The controversial nature of planning decisions ? The common structure of municipal government in the US and the role of mayors ? The use (and modification) of zoning and other land use controls ? Restrictions on government takings and the use of eminent domain ? Sources of revenue for local government (including taxes, bonds, and other sources) ? The provision of public services and infrastructure ? The role of private stakeholders in land use and planning decision-making ? Factors affecting economic growth or decline ? Strategies and tools for driving local economic development ? Strategies for promoting home ownership and supporting low-income housing ? Strategies for handling urban transportation needs and dealing with their impacts ? Environmental problems and strategies for regulating these issues ? Strategies for growth management and the protection of critical areas Also review the study guide, as well as the PowerPoints, for ideas on how well SimCity does or does not represent reality. Designing RealiCity Now that you have considered the various ways in which the game attempts to simulate real life, as well as its various limitations, it is time to propose your own “improved” version of the game: RealiCity Using the various strengths and weaknesses you’ve identified from the list above, craft a detailed proposal that covers each of these categories, as well as any other enhancements you feel should be made to the game. The primary objective for this project is to develop a proposal for a game that would simulate urban reality as closely as possible. You do not need to worry about how the game would be technically “programmed” (assume that those skills are available). You do, however, need to clearly describe how the game would be “played” with your proposed improvement made. Here is an example: Let’s say you want to include the option to designate a district for tax increment financing (TIF). In your proposal, you would explain how the player would create such a TIF designation, and how the game would then simulate what would occur in a TIF in real life. Your final proposal for your RealiCity game will be graded on the following three criteria: ? How well did you recognize the various ways in which SimCity does not accurately reflect reality? ? How well did you identify missing elements of reality that could be incorporated into the game? ? How well did you incorporate the elements in a way that truly reflects the reality of city structure? There is no page limit for this project, as your assessment of the game and proposal for enhancements should be as detailed as possible, while still being clear, concise, and to-the-point Put in mind that i cannot provide the writer with the power point and they are not important. try to not be too detailed.

Children of Divorce Counseling Group Brocheure and Screening Questions

Develop a brochure (one page front and back with graphics and descriptions) that will “sell” your group to the public.

Complete this assignment in MS Word.
The brochure should be universal as it should be available in various locations around your community (e.g., schools, doctor’s offices, human services offices, restaurants, agencies serving the population of the group, etc.).
Develop a set of screening questions and criteria that you, as the group leader, will use to choose the members of the group.

Begin with demographics questions (name, age, address, presenting issue, etc).
There should be a minimum of 10 screening questions not including the demographics questions.
Describe (500-750 words) the criteria that you as the leader will use to choose the members for the group.

Nike aquiring lululemon

Topic: Nike aquiring lululemon

Paper details:

Under the assumption that your organization (the acquiring company) is in a growth mode, identify an acquisition target that is in keeping with your organization’s mission and strategy.
•Perform the industry analysis.
•Prepare a brief written proposal to the executive management team explaining your potential choice (or choices) for acquisition: overview of potential acquisition and why it makes sense to the parent. This is the “who, what, where, why, when, and potentially how.” You will want to consider many factors, including your industry as a whole and the current and expected economic climate

Paper assignment

Paper assignment

As you know, COMM 3530, Communication and Sexualities is a writing intensive course. This means that over the course of the (short!) semester, you will produce an 18-to-20-page paper in APA style (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins).

The completed paper is due June 29 by 3:00 pm EST.

For your paper, you will be analyzing how sexualities are represented in media texts, such as television shows and movies. You will analyze a minimum of 10 hours of content (e.g., a season of a television show or several movies). You will use theories and concepts learned in class to guide your analysis.

You will be completing your paper in stages. You will submit each section of your paper to me. I will grade it and provide written feedback. At the end of the semester, you will put the paper together and submit it as a whole. Then, I will grade the entire paper.

Project proposal and outline: 3 pages, 75 points – due May 19 by 3:00 pm EST

This assignment will outline your project and explain to me what you plan on writing about. In this assignment, you will explain:

• What media texts you plan to study (names, episode numbers, etc.)
• Why you chose the texts that you did
• How you will have access to the texts you want to study (do you own the DVDs? Are the texts on Hulu, Amazon, or Netflix? How will you get them? You cannot analyze a text if you do not have access to it)
• What you hope to analyze in the texts (relationships, interactions, etc.) and why you decided to analyze it
• Why your analysis is important and valuable
• A brief summary of the text — characters, plot, setting, when it was released, where it was released (e.g., television network), etc.

Literature Review: 5 pages, 100 points – due June 2 by 3:00 pm EST

This assignment will explain the theories and concepts you plan to use to guide your analysis. You will select a minimum of two theories or concepts from class materials (e.g., essentialism, constructivism, Communication Theory of Identity, Cass Identity Model, stigma, stereotypes, Schema Theory, Clark’s Stages of Representation, etc.) and use outside academic sources (journal articles and books) to learn more about them. You will need to cite a minimum of eight outside sources (four for each theory/concept). You will use APA style. In this assignment you will include:

• A description and definition of the first theory/concept you will use in your analysis.
• An explanation about why the first theory/concept you chose is appropriate for the project.
• Material from four academic sources, cited in APA style, (journal articles or books) that help you better understand your first theory/concept beyond what was presented in lecture.
• A description and definition of the second theory/concept you will use in your analysis.
• An explanation about why the second theory/concept you chose is appropriate for the project.
• Material from four academic sources, cited in APA style, (journal articles or books) that help you better understand your second theory/concept beyond what was presented in lecture.
Findings, part 1: 4-5 pages, 150 points, due June 9 by 3 pm EST

This assignment will be the first half of your analysis. You should have findings from about half of your texts (about 5 hours of texts). For this assignment, you will apply the two theories/concepts you chose in the Literature Review to analyze your texts. You should cite specific examples from the texts in your analysis. Here are some issues to be thinking about:

• How is the text consistent with the theories/concepts you chose? Give specific examples from your texts. Why do you think the text is consistent with the theories/concepts?
• How is the text inconsistent with the theories/concepts you chose? Give specific examples from your texts. Why do you think the text is inconsistent with the theories/concepts?
• To what extent does your analysis offer a deeper understanding of the theories/concepts that you chose?
• To what extent does your analysis offer a deeper understanding of the text that you chose?
Completed findings: 4-5 pages, 150 points, due June 16 by 3 pm EST

This assignment will be the second half of your analysis. You should have findings from about half of your texts (about 5 hours of texts). For this assignment, you will apply the two theories/concepts you chose in the Literature Review to analyze your texts. You should cite specific examples from the texts in your analysis. Here are some issues to be thinking about:

• How is the text consistent with the theories/concepts you chose? Give specific examples from your texts. Why do you think the text is consistent with the theories/concepts?
• How is the text inconsistent with the theories/concepts you chose? Give specific examples from your texts. Why do you think the text is inconsistent with the theories/concepts?
• To what extent does your analysis offer a deeper understanding of the theories/concepts that you chose?
• To what extent does your analysis offer a deeper understanding of the text that you chose?

Conclusion: 2 pages, due with final version of paper – June 29 by 3 pm EST

This section will wrap up your paper. You will need to include:
• A brief summary of your findings (just a few sentences)
• A discussion of what you have learned, overall, about your texts.
• A discussion of what you have learned, overall, about your theories/concepts
• A discussion of ideas for future research for your texts and your theories/concepts
• Final assessment of the appropriateness of your theories/concepts for your texts (are you happy with your selection? Do you wish you picked something else? If so, what do you wish you had picked?)
Introduction: 1 page, due with final version of paper – June 29 by 3 pm EST

This section will start off your paper. You should use material from your Project Proposal and Outline to help you write it. Include:
• The purpose of the project
• Mention the names of the texts you analyzed
• Mention the names of the theories/concepts that you used
Helpful links:

Finding scholarly sources

Communication and Mass Media Complete Database from the NU Library (scroll down): http://library.northeastern.edu/research/resources/a-to-z-index#C

Google scholar from the NU library (scroll down): http://library.northeastern.edu/research/resources/a-to-z-index#C

Citing in APA style

Journal articles and book, in-text citation: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/2/

Journal article, bibliographic citation: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/
http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/apa/journal

Book, bibliographic citation:
http://www.easybib.com/reference/guide/apa/book

How to cite TV shows and movies:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/11/