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Goodwood- Fieldwork

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Gunwharf Quays- FieldWork

Entainment- People Count-> Taken from 10:30-10:50

  • More in Cinema than Bowling 
  • 64 Men and Female at Cinema then 12 Male and Female at bowling 

Heritage- Bipolar

  • Dockyard on Quayside
  • Scored 9 from -24 to 24

Retail- Perception Analysis -> Taken at Shopping Centre and Across the Road

  • Shopping Centre scored 10 from -12 to 12
  • ATR scored -7 from -12 to 12
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Eastbourne- Fieldwork

FieldSketch vs Photos

Beach Quality - Primary and Quantative

  • Scored 27 out of 36

Environment Quality Survey - Taken Start of Beach and Outside Cafe

  • More outside Cafe
  • Every 3 Metres along 25 metre Tape
  • 36 pieces at Cafe and 15 at Start of beach

Bipolar - coastal defence

  • Scored 2 from 24 to -24

Questionnaires

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Eastbourne- Why Move?

Why does Eastbourne attract people?

  • Climate – 2nd sunniest area in the UK, mild winters

  • High environmental quality – Attractive environment to live in, few miles away from UK’s first world heritage coast.

  • Accessibility  - Less than two hours by train to London

Locate in Eastbourne because …?

  • Cheap land available for development

  • House prices are lower

  • University attracts young people who go on to work in the banks nearby- Skilled graduates

  • Minimum wage is lower in Eastbourne than London

  • Aging population but attracting younger people with the university and the vibrant night life

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Eastbourne- Social

Rapid population growth

  • 1815 – 695 People
  • 2001 163,000 People
  • Reason not natural increase because the birth rate is lower than the death rate because it has an aging population
  • Reason for rapid population growth is inward migration of old people over 50 years
  • Railway systems in Victorian period led to growth –for holiday’s people began to visit seaside resorts
  • 1888 Pier was built to attract more people
  • Easy Jet and Ryan air make it easier to access cheaper holidays to the Mediterranean.A decrease in seaside resort holidays.
  • To counteract this Eastbourne council built a fast train system linking London and Eastbourne.
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Eastbourne- Economic

Economic Boom

  • Recent years service sector seen an increase in employment

  • Particularly in banking, finance and tourism

  • 2003 18,000 people worked in banks and other financial services.

  • International bank JP Morgan Chase – large office on the edge of the city and smaller offices in the centre, employs more than 4,000 people

Coastal squeeze – Development has to fit into less space because of green belt- promotes building on brownfield sites- 12,000 new homes build on brownfield sites old hotels changed to student accommodation

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Research

  • Census Data, most recent data available is 2011, can be used to anaylse a variety of potential inequalities eg number of cars per household, qualifications, average income (can be Social,Economic or Environmental)
  • Local newspapers, blogs, community website, looking at local's point of view on local issues (can be Social,Economic or Environmental)
  • Broadband/Wifi availability for rural inequalities (Economic)
  • Distance to nearest services like hospitals, school etc (Social)
  • upmystreet.com, looking at local neighbourhood data such as house prices, crime and local schools, can be searched by postcodes or possibly super output area (Social)
  • Historical maps looking at loss of land due to erosion and loss of villages (Environmental)
  • Photo survey, comparing photos (Social and Environmental)
  • Claimant count, people seeking unemployment benefits in an area (Social and Economic)
  • GIS websites like Google earth (can be SocialEconomic or Environmental)
  • Wheres the path website looking at loss of land, comparing map, measuring erosion (Environmental)
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Fieldwork Techniques

  • Questionnaires, talking about sampling eg random, stratified etc (can be Social or Economic)
  • EQS (Environmental Quality Survey), ranking the local area based on a variety of categories (categories can be SocialEconomic or Environmental)
  • Pollution Survey, looking at litter in an area (Environmental)
  • Car Count Survey, looking at traffic ineuqalities (Economic and Environmental)
  • Bi-Polar Anaylsis, good and bad points of an area ( SocialEconomic or Environmental)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis, comparing coastal defence stratagies (Economic)
  • Decay Index, ranking areas based on a number of factors and producing an overall ranking (Social)
  • Graffiti survey, looking at extent of graffiti in an area to assess deprivation (Social)
  • Land Use GOAD map (Economic)
  • Interviews (Social)
  • Pedestrian Count (Social)
  • Housing Deprivation Survey (Social and Economic)
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