Module 2 introduces the concepts of drivers, land use, fragmentation and environmental justice in the city planning process. Students apply these concepts to their field sites to create suggested modifications that fit within given constraints. This module provides opportunities for students to share their thinking through oral presentations and includes connections to civics, city planning and geography.

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Lesson 1: Land Use Game

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Action Plan Rubric

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Decisions Cards

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Game Board

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Land Use Game

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Lesson Plan- M2_1

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Policy Cards

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PowerPoint - Land Use - M2_1

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Student Pages - M2_1

Lesson 2: Biophysical and Social Drivers

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Elevation Handout - M2_2

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Lesson Plan - M2_2

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PowerPoint - New Orleans - M2_2

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Reading - Social and Biophysical Drivers of Urban Ecosystems

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M2_2

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Student Pages - M2_2

Lesson 3: Urban Sprawl

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Example - Atlanta

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Example - Boston

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Example - Dallas

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Example - San Francisco

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Lesson Plan - M2_3

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PowerPoint - US Urbanization

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Student Pages - M2_3

Lesson 4: Urban Heat Island

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Lesson Plan - M2_4

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PowerPoint - Potential Solutions

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PowerPoint - Urban Heat Islands

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Reading - Heat Island Narrative

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M2_4

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Student Pages - M2_4

Lesson 5: Land Use in My Field Site

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Growing Conditions Handout

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Lesson Plan - M5_5

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Measuring Diameter Handout

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Student Pages (5.4) - Answer Key - M5_5

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Student Pages (5.4) - M5_5

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Surface Data Collection

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Tree Data Collection

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Tree Health Handout

Lesson 7: Environmental Justice and Urban Brownfields

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Lesson Plan - M5_7

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Reading - Environmental Justice Narrative

Lesson 8: Habitat Fragmentation and Species Survival

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Lesson Plan - M2_8

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Student Pages - M2_8

Lesson 9: Planning for Positive Land Use

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Lesson Plan - M2_9

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Student Pages - M2_9