write a paper on an urban topic/problem of your choice. The following topics are suggested: • Slums, Ghettos and Poverty Areas • Criminal Violence • Homelessness • Racial Segregation • Infrastructure Problems (Utilities) • Environmental Problems (e.g. Air Pollution, Waste Disposal, Sustainability) • Affordable Housing and Neighborhoods • Gentrification • Transportation • Jobs and Unemployment For the topic you choose you will do the following: 1. Review the literature of previous work done on the problem, 2. Examine the nature and extent of the problem 3. Identify the causes and the solutions to the problem