PPA 604 Urban Planning or Redevelopment Week 1 Discussion
Define the concepts of interconnectedness and complexity as it relates to urban planning. Why are these two concepts so important to urban planning? Explain what Woodrow Wilson (1887) meant when he claimed that politics and administration should be considered to exist separately from each other. How do the concepts of interconnectedness and complexity compare to the theory posited by Woodrow Wilson claiming that administration is separate from politics? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
What were the major forces behind urban growth in early United States history? What influence did urban growth have on urban concentration and population density? What new demands were placed on city governments when population density increased? What steps did city governments take to help deal with new demands resulting from the influx in population? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.