Managing the Urban Environment
Key terms: Bronchitis. Smog. Photochemical Smog. Sustainable.
Case Study: Chongquin is one of the fastest
Case Study: Los Angeles is a ‘multi-hazard’ city. It is at threat from flooding, landslides, wildfires, earthquakes and is also on the Pacific Tsunami zone! Watch this great video (youtube version here) to learn about their earthquake preparation (which culminated in the largest earthquake drill ever, involving 5.3million people in 2008), and see this and this and try this quiz.
2.4 Reducing deprivation in urban areas in MEDCs.
Key Terms: Mortality. Life Expectancy. Vandalism. Deprivation. Deprived Areas.
Case Study: Use this PowerPoint to refresh your knowledge. The different boroughs of London vary between some of the wealthiest and some of the most deprived places in the country. Use this data to create a coropleth map on this outline:
2.5 Urban redevelopment and regeneration.
Key Terms: Regeneration. Redevelopment. Dereliction. Mixed use.
Case Study: Birmingham would seem like an obvious choice!! I’m sure you don’t need these, but the links are here.
2.6 Managing movement in urban areas.
Key Terms: Integrated transport system. Biofuel. Commuters.
Case Study: Oxford is a great example of a city that has done lots to manage transport issues. Cycle lanes, new buses and bus lanes, parking restrictions, pedestrianised areas, park and ride schemes, investment in the railway station… REMEMBER that when you are asked to ‘use examples you have studied’ (or even if it doesn’t actually say that), you are more than welcome to use ANY examples you might know or have visited.
2.7 Urban growth in developing countries – challenges and opportunities.
Key Terms: Slums. Squatter settlements.
2.8 Responding to the challenges of urban growth in developing countries.
Key Terms: NGO (Non-government organisation). Self-help schemes.
2.9 Britain’s first zero energy urban development – BEDZED.
Key Terms: Brownfield land. Ecological footprint.
2.10 Sustainable urban living – the Greenhouse development.
Key Terms: Urban regeneration. Carbon-zero. Eco-homes.
Case Study: The best place to look at this development is at: www.greenhouseleeds.co.uk
Key Terms: Green space. Urban heat island.
Key Terms: Eco-settlements.
Key Terms: Sustainable. Infrastructure.
Case Study: Masdar, in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is meant to be a truly sustainable city. More info here.