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The focus that we choose.

A2 Managing Urban Environments plus Extension AEA Activities

E.G

1.

Urban Growth

Changing demographic and social structure in MEDCs and the demand for housing

Planning to contain urban sprawl

Development of Brownfield sites

Revitalisation of central areas and inner cities

Problems of housing in LEDCs

Urbanisation and urban growth in LEDCs

2.

Social Exclusion

Social and Economic inequality

Multiple Deprivation

Underemployment in LEDCs

3.

Congestion

Traffic Congestion

Counterurbanisation, decentralisation and lengthening journeys

Planning responses

4.

Pollution

Air, noise and water pollution – cause, consequences and management

Waste Disposal

Sustainable cities

The course stresses that the problems stem from the concentration and dispersion of population and economic activity which links to how markets are interconnected.

A main thread throughout the course is sustainability with regards to the future of large urban areas and the limited environmental resources available.  

The course is synoptic in nature lending itself well to incorporating young people’s geographies and there is time within the course to dwell on factors which the particular group of students find stimulating.

The teaching and learning strategies that we used.

Concept Mapping

Presentations

Report by Committee

Group essay planning for revision

Web Quests

Student Guided walk

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