Unit B6: Urban Environments

Intro to B6:

This PowerPoint is NOT in the library but tells you what is involved and where to find the information:


Lesson 1 What is urbansiation?

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What is urbanisation?
  • What is suburbanisation and counter-urbanisation
  • What are mega-cities and where do you find them?
  • What are primate cities?
PowerPoint:
Class notes:
And if you cannot open the link, you will need this one too
Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.1.Urbanisation
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.2.+Urbanisation+and+mega-cities
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.3.+Rapid+urbanisation

Lesson 2 Urban Patterns

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What are mega-cities and where do you find them?
  • What are primate cities?
  • How does the landuse of cities organised within its boundaries?


PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.2.+Urbanisation+and+mega-cities
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.4+Urban+land+use+functions+

Lesson 3 Urban Environment

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • Reviewing landuse
  • More ways to record landuse
  • How does environmental quality vary within a urban areas?
  • How can environmental quality be assessed?


PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:

Textbook wiki links
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.4+Urban+land+use+functions+
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/10.+How+can+you+measure+environmental+quality+and+land+use%3F (this currently empty but will have some more stuff from today on it)

Lesson 4: Manchester case study

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • How is land use segregated in Manchester by economic value?
  • How is land use segregated in Manchester by ethnicity?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of segregation?

PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.5+Reasons+for+and+consequences+of+segregation++between+groups
Link to the map of Manchester
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114294639013811556926.00046fa36e0cfa8e7cc73&z=12

Coursework examples as they arrive will be here

Lesson 5: Shanty towns

Objectives: to answer the following questions

  • What are shanty towns?
  • What are the problems with shanty towns
  • What is Kibera like?


PowerPoint:

Class notes:

Homework:

Some ideas -
  • try putting Kibera into youtube -
  • do a search for '"Peepoo"
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Homework links:

Farida found a couple of great sites:
http://www.kibera.org.uk/Facts.html this one gives you a good picture of the issues that need tackling
http://www.mojamoja.org/kibera.htm - this one gives interesting insight as well as some more information

Textbook wiki links
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.6+All+about+Shanty+towns


Lesson 6: Solving problems in Shanty towns

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • How is housing being tackled in Kibera?
  • How are water and sanitation being tackled in Kibera?
  • What are the other improvements being made to Kibera

PowerPoint There are no specific PowerPoint files for this week. The brilliant efforts made by all of you mean that no class can see them ALL , so each class PowerPoint will be a bit different, picking out good things from that class in the main (a few from other classes may be included). However, follow the link below and about halfway down the page, are the full contributions from you all - too big to go in one PP so they have been divided up into the 3 main topic areas
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.6+All+about+Shanty+towns
Class notes:
Homework:
Help with the homework:
(b)http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.10.+Measure+environmental+quality+%26land+use%3F
There have been some extra notes added that I hope will help!
(c) http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.2.+Urbanisation+and+mega-cities
this will help a bit. But the one below might help even more!
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.3.+Rapid+urbanisation
and of course: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6.6+All+about+Shanty+towns

Lesson 7_8 : Reviewing the first 6 sessions on this unit

The PowerPoint and Class Notes are for 2 weeks

PowerPoint:

Class notes:

Homework: This homework is for week 14 ONLY
LINKS:
Wiki-textbook: http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/6+Urban+environments
Look for the right Key questions to help

Homework: This homework is for week 15 ONLY

Lesson 9: New Stuff 1

Objectives: to answer the following questions

  • What is the rural urban fringe?
  • What are the arguments in the greenfield-brownfield debate?
  • What happens in big regional shopping centres?

PowerPoint:

Class notes:

Homework:

Some ideas -

For the last part of this homework - although it does not say so - you do need to include examples of places. The very best solution would be to cite examples from near where you live - if you are UK bases - of greenfield development and or alternatives where brownfield sites were redeveloped instead. Ask your parents for thoughts on this. Also remember you can be moderately economical with the truth as the details of local issues are highly unlikely to be familiar to examiners, so what you say, provided it sounds logical will be acceptable - did I ever tell you how I got a B at A level in Geography? I never could rote learn stuff and so settled for a reasonable understanding and even referenced an out-of-print text to support my imagination!
However if you live somewhere where this really is beyond the pale, I am looking up a few sites which you could use.
This is a good one, based on greenfield development in and around Cardiff:
http://yourcardiff.walesonline.co.uk/2011/01/17/debate-reignites-about-where-to-build-in-cardiff/

And here is a document that shows the various views of the approach by tesco to a small town in Wales, Machynlleth - looks like the town is the winner - for now - but read the final part and Tesco does not really behave like a looser!.

Lesson 10: New Stuff 2

Objectives: to answer the following questions

  • Why were changes made post WW2, what were they and why these ideas decided upon?
  • Later further changes were made. Why, what and how were they different?
  • What is re-imaging? And know a couple of examples

PowerPoint:

Class notes:

Homework:

Some ideas -