The focus that we choose.
A2 Managing Urban Environments plus Extension AEA Activities
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
Social and Economic inequality
Underemployment in LEDCs
Counterurbanisation, decentralisation and lengthening journeys
Air, noise and water pollution – cause, consequences and management
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.
Report by Committee
Group essay planning for revision
Student Guided walk