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    For this discussion topic, answer the following questions , using the information in chapters 11 and 12 of the course textbook:

    1. Which model, elitism, pluralism, hyperpluralism, or regime theory, best explains community power?
    Explain your answer.

    2. What is Urban Sprawl? What are urban growth boundaries? Discuss the importance of finding solutions to the challenge of urban sprawl.

    3. What are the differences between sprawl and smart growth? Which one is more beneficial to local communities? Why?

    Discussion Posts Requirements: You are required to respond to this topic with at least one original discussion post as well as respond to two other students’ responses. Responses must be at least 3-4 paragraphs in length. A paragraph for the purposes of a discussion post consists of 4-5 sentences. An excellent answer should be three to four paragraphs in length and fully answers all components of the question(s) posed. If you fail to post to the discussion board before it is due, you will receive a zero and will be counted absent for that assignment. An excellent response to a fellow student should be one paragraph in length and a thoughtful post. The post for this assignment is worth 100 points, and the following rubric is used. Students may receive points for each component of the discussion.

    Grading Rubric:

    Answer the question: up to 40 points
    Provide complete and relevant details, including relying on the textbook and your notes and outside academic resources (with in-text citations and works cited page): up to 40 points
    Respond to two other student postings: up to 20 points

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