Year 13 – 2009 – Unit 3 – World Cities

WORLD CITIES – KGP and CJ (see below)

The global pattern: millionaire cities, mega cities and world cities. – KGP 3 hours

Economic development and change related to urbanisation. CJ 3 hours

6 hours TOTAL

CONTEMPORARY URBANISATION PROCESSES KGP

Urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.

Suburbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.

Counter-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.

Re-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.

Planning and management issues.

Contrasting case studies within countries at different levels of economic development to demonstrate the above.

17 hours TOTAL

URBAN DECLINE AND REGENERATION WITHIN URBAN AREAS CJ

The characteristics and causes of urban decline.

Urban regeneration: gentrification, property-led regeneration schemes, partnership schemes between local and national governments and the private sector.

17 hours TOTAL

RETAILING AND OTHER SERVICES – CJ and KGP

The decentralisation of retailing and other services – causes and impacts. CJ

One case study of an out-of-town centre retailing area. CJ

The redevelopment of city centres – impacts and responses, including one case study of an urban centre that has undergone redevelopment. KGP

10 hours TOTAL

CONTEMPORARY SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES IN URBAN AREAS KGP and CJ

Waste management: recycling and its alternatives. KGP

Transport and its management: the development of integrated, efficient and sustainable systems. CJ

10 hours

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