I need a 2-3 page outline for a future essay. If you choose to do this outline, I will most likely assign the essay to you as well. This outline is in the topic of sustainable development. I will upload the instructions and extra readings you might need. For the future essay that will be written, there will be at least 3 readings that need to be used that I will upload and at least 3 outside sources.
I will upload the future essay instructions just for reference for what this outline is about.
Below I am listing the URL for potential readings if I can’t upload them:
The essay should have about 2000 words (with a leeway of approximately 10% more or less). Your essay should be illustrated; each illustration should have a caption that includes the source.
Essay topic: Architecture and Energy
Pick a building that is related to any of the themes covered in the lectures. The building I picked is: “St Paul’s Cathedral”
Make an argument how the form and/or use of the building is related to energy availability. Support your argument with scholarly texts and, if possible, with comparisons to other buildings/contexts.
Your essay should consist of the following sections:
1. Introduction (ca. 200 words)
A 1-2-paragraph introduction into your building, based on the “journalist’s questions” (What kind of building? Where is it situated? When was it built? Who lives there? etc.), and a statement of your hypothesis: how is this building related to energy availability?
2. Main body (ca. 1600 words)
Explain your argument. Your argument should be based on a precise description, using scholarly/professional language. Conclusions should be drawn from
– your observation of the building or of other buildings (can be from pictures)
– texts, facts and numbers from scholarly books and articles and occasionally from reliable internet sources
Your argument should take into account one or more of the following aspects:
– formal/technical aspects (how was it built and why?)
– urban aspects (what are the characteristics of the neighbourhood/ surroundings?)
– social/economic aspects (who uses the building, how and why?)
Ideas taken from texts have to be referenced with a footnote.
Personal observations or encyclopaedic information (construction dates, names, etc.) do not have to be referenced.
4. Conclusion (ca. 200 words)
Summarize your argument
Apart from the general assessment criteria (mentioned in the core information) your essay will be assessed on
– your ability to make a convincing argument
– how well your argument relates to your description
– the appropriateness of your sources
How to organize and structure your essay
Essays must be submitted in Word or Pdf format, with a font not smaller than Arial 10 or the like. Please include one cover sheet on the essay containing your name, class, matriculation number, essay title and word count.
Please write in paragraphs, as this makes it easier for your reader to separate your thoughts. Also subtitles can help your structure
Please illustrate your essay. Each picture needs a caption and a source. You can have your pictures with the main text where relevant, or all together at the end, as you prefer.
2. Sources (Readings)
you are required to develop a case study that links politics to urban space or urban planning. The paper should at least consist of the following parts: 1). Introduction: Critical questions and issues which must be developed from one of the themes learned from the course materials; 2). Theoretical foundation: consider concepts of power & politics (as manifested in terms such as colonialism, dependency, postcolonialism, neoliberalism, informality, among others) to help understand urban form & space or urban planning. You are encouraged to connect concepts and ideas from several reading materials. 3). Analysis: Go in depth at a more local level of scale to examine issues of how politics is involved in urban change in one or more areas that you have identified, show illustrative materials, such as a vision, an art work, a design, a program, a building, a space, a household, a neighborhood, a community, a zone within the city. 4). Concluding remarks/Reflections; 5). References.（not only use online resources, try using reference from the reading list below.）