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How have planners attempted to satisfy the increased housing needs of the population in different parts of a city?

Use the clips to prepare a single page revision sheet for this important topic. “Planners” is a general term for people who are responsible for designing and improving urban areas.

Consider the problem and the solution.

Clip 1: Inner city slum clearance after the war. Building pre-fabricated houses was an early plan, and widespread development of council estates followed.

Clip 2: 1960’s high rise redevelopment in Sheffield replaced terraced housing.

Clip 3 Affordable housing built by private developers and Housing Associations is replacing council housing.

Clip 4: BEDZED is an example of a sustainable living housing project.

Clip 5: ‘New’ ‘New Towns are an option for East Anglia where there is a particularly high demand for new housing.


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Changing Urban Environments Revision

Here’s a way to revise the topic. Download and cut out the dominoes. Shuffle them and try to reassemble the cards in under 2 minutes. 

Other ways to revise include downloading the topic checklist and making sure you revise what you don’t know. Consider adding tags to your blog posts and download and repost any resources from Juicy Geography’s Posterous that might help you with revision.


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Curitiba: an example of sustainable urban planning

Bus stop in Curitiba, Brazil. Fares are collected here to save time. 

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Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz Mariordo

You’re welcome to copy this summary of the Curitiba case study for your own notes. Be aware that some local people feel that Curitiba has not been the success story that is widely advertised. Some say that traffic congestion is getting worse and that Curitiba has the highest murder rate of any Brazilian city. The former mayor of Curitiba, Jaime Lerner is considered an urban-planning visionary. See him speak at TED:


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Homework 7: Review the film "Garbage Dreams"

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Now we’ve watched “Garbage Dreams” it’s time to write a review. As discussed in the lesson I’d like you to consider the following points:

Location: Mokottam (aka Garbage City), Cairo, Egypt What was the Garbage City like?

Characters: Who are the Zaballeen? Describe the main characters?

Plot: Outline the Zaballeen way of life. Show how it meets the three criteria of sustainability as shown on the diagram below. Explain how the garbage recycling trade is threatened.

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 Summary: Describe your overall impression of the film. What has it taught you about the issues of waste management in Cairo. Are there any lessons for the UK that need to be learned?

Film Trailer: