Ity Profile : (any non-asian city which the write will be proficient in writing one)

Your task is to prepare a condensed version of a a?City Profilea for hypothetical submission to the journal Cities. Here are the exact guidelines from Cities:

City Profiles are usually 5,000-6,000 words in length. They should make clear at the start why the city is being featured and should offer a brief description of the cityas historical development, an account of contemporary conditions, problems or issues and a critical review of recent or current policy, planning or management responses.

The following components will normally be required: location and physical assets/constraints; summary history: demographics; economic, social and environmental conditions and issues; urban form or design characteristics; political, planning and management structures; recent or current initiatives, successes or failures; future developments. Profiles often include a section focusing in on a specific area, sector, or other aspect of the city or of its planning or management. Location and city maps are normally required and photographs are encouraged.

Again, though, follow our length guidelines above.

When you develop your city profile, please provide a broad overview of the city (see the above guidelines) and then include a section that focuses in on a theme you find fascinating/interesting; a case study or sorts. The focus could be on, for example:

The development of mass transport systems in contemporary Beijing
The changing nature of the film industry in Los Angeles
The environmental impact of the Olympics on London
The historical development of the sewage system in Paris
The health impacts of poverty in the slums of Sao Paulo
The cinematic representations of New York from Taxi Driver to the present day
The environmental impacts of sprawl in the Chicagoland region
Etc., etc.
The case study should be a a?hooka to let you dig into a topic in the city of your choice. Go with your instinct and focus on what interests you most a donat look for a focus you think we might like, OK.

If you are curious about this City Profile paper option, the best thing to do is to check out sample profiles via the journal itself, which UW-Madison subscribes to. Simply search for a?Citiesa here #journals and then peruse some sample issues.

Here are reference details for three model city profiles that you can download (I canat place them here for copyright reasons):

Kim, Hyung Min and Han, Sun Sheng (2012) a?Seoul,a Cities, 29(2): 142a 154.
Yassin, Nasser (2012) a?Beirut,a Cities, 29(1): 64-73.
Kent, Anthony and Ikgopoleng, Horatius (2011) a?Gaborone,a Cities, 28(5): 478-494.

Please do a city profile on any non-asian City, whichever the writer will feel most proficient with.