Governmental Relations in Urban Planning

Case Study: Governmental Relations in Urban Planning Assignment Instructions
This case study assignment is designed to test your ability to conduct effective research, gain a nuanced understanding of complex concepts, synthesize the ideas reflected in your research with those reflected in your required readings, and to evaluate and apply these ideas to an issue of urban planning.
For this Case Study, you will first describe two forms of local governments in the U.S. (e.g., city, towns, county, special governments) and their effect on planning. Consult ICMA for forms of local government. From there, you will analyze how the two forms of local government you selected use the planning process, and describe which comprehensive or incremental planning technique was chosen? What were the outcomes? Finally, you will determine a biblical viewpoint with the methodology chosen. Please use scripture to support the position. Integrate Biblical verses rather than at the end of the paper. Items to include are outlined as follows:
      Length of assignment is 2,000 2,500-words (8 10-pages)
o   not including title page, reference page, and any appendices.
      Format of assignment: APA format with 1-inch margins, 12-pt. Times New Roman font, and must include a title page and reference page. 
      Number of citations: 8 10 scholarly sources (in addition to the course textbooks, assigned readings, and Biblical reference) to fully support your assertions and conclusions. These must be cited in accordance with APA guidelines. 
      Acceptable sources: Use scholarly sources only. No websites, podcasts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or magazines.Peer reviewed journal articles, dissertations, and textbooks only.
This assignment includes a template titled, Case Study: Governmental Relations in Urban Planning Template. This template lays out for you the organization of your paper by providing all sections titles and format to which they need to be included. Use this template to accurately complete this assignment. 

I am also including readings from this week that may be used as references. I have also included the rubric and the template required for the completion of the given paper.