This summer I was able to chose my own research topic which was based around the question, How are green cities defined and socially constructed? I began with a literature review of the definitions on green cities. I read books, articles, and journals all defining green cities. When discovering social constructions I used discourse analysis on media articles for three case study green cities and the United States overall. From that analysis and the consensus I found from the literature review on the definitions, I wrote on the social constructions of green cities. Each town that I analyzed had their own construction and I connected them together with the US in order to answer my research question.
Getting started you should know that it will take more time than you most likely anticipate. The researching and collecting of data were the easiest part, although I thought the opposite coming into the project. Staying organized and on a set schedule that allows maximum efficiency is difficult but well worth the effort.
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