- Topic 1
What are the distinctive features of settlements?
Reading: Waugh p388-400, particularly 392-3. Edexcel textbook p461-476, 509-514, 516-7.
Recent additions to library: Contemporary Case Studies: Cities & Urbanisation; Rural Settlements - David Barker; Countryside Conflicts - Richard Yarwood; Regenerating City Centres - Speake & Fox.
Some general references: Urban Age - a useful link to look at Global cities. http://www.urban-age.net/03_conferences/conf_london.html
Click here for some images of London http://www.urban-age.net/galleries/images/London.html.
This is a link to an article on Shanghai as a global city. Remember - think about the theme's focus on cities in MEDCs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6618163.stm
click here for the powerpoint to read as instructed on 6th October.
- Topic 2
Read this & ensure that you have the case study on Monmouthshire in your notes. Click here for the powerpoint. You should also go on to look at the other articles a few slides further on. There is some video there as well.
Click for the Rural-Urban fringe PowerPoint here.
The homework exercise is here.
Changes in the Rural-Urban fringe PowerPoint here.
Links for Miss Chambers's work, Tuesday 21st Jan
- Topic 3
Remote rural areas
An article from The Independent, 3rd March 2010 - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-lost-villages-of-britain-can-our-rural-communities-survive-in-the-21st-century-1788478.html. Read this & make sure that you also follow-up with a look at the Report, published on 4th March. This is a link to the Report - at the bottom of the page. http://www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk/events/ruraladvocatereport2010launched This is the BBC page we looked at on 4th March http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8548773.stm
Click here for the powerpoint, links to useful web sites & articles and the homework for FRIDAY 6TH FEB..
This is a link to Today on R4 - section on rural house prices. Don't panic - it's less than 4 minutes long! http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7965000/7965034.stm
This is an article focusing on the rural housing issues of remote parts of Wales. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3644604.stm
This is an article on provision of affordable housing in the Yorkshire Dales. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4990564.stm
- Topic 4
Urban issues: Residential segregation; CBD & Inner city issues; redevelopment
Useful link to material on the CBD http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Revision:Changes_in_the_Central_Areas_of_Cities
Mary Portas's plans for the High Street. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16156971
Click here for the powerpoint on residential segregation, inner city riots etc.
The following link gives you access to SLN & an investigation into Manchester's Inner City redevelopment needs. Produce a revision document covering all the key issues this covers. http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/enquiry/we17a.htm
Log on to London profiler http://www.londonprofiler.org/ Use this to help you answer this question: Outline how migrations within an urban area may result in different groups of people living in different areas.  Make sure that you produce a modle answer from this - remember to quote places & figures.
3. Studentification! click here for the power point. You also need to look at the 3 short films on Studentification in Swansea. This is the link to the first 8 minute film.
From the films, the articles (below) & the powerpoint: a)Identify the reasons why the areas mentioned are now studentified. b)What impact does this have on the area? c) What has been the response to these issues? You can also answer the same question as in 2. above using this information. I suggest that you do. Guardian article on the issue: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/may/15/highereducation.students
Homework set on Friday 24th Feb. Click here for the instructions. Deadline: Monday 5th March.
Urban redevelopment & regeneration
The link below give you access to Staffordshire's Learning Net (SLN) and an investigation exercise on Manchester's CBD along with further work on why CBDs of cities need redevelopment. There are links to other projects here, eg, Sheffield, Cardiff. http://www.sln.org.uk/geography/enquiry/we16a.htm
This is a link to an article discussing the importance of town centre redevelopment: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/mar/19/communities.guardiansocietysupplement
Another set of useful articles.
This is a page with many useful articles - browse. http://browse.guardian.co.uk/search?search=city+centres&No=10&search_target=%2Fsearch&fr=cb-guardian
- Topic 5
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7482146.stm This is a bit of video on Songdo in S Korea, a brand new city planned from scratch.
- Topic 6
Click here for a power point on British city growth & new towns.
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