Spaces and Places - Case Studies

Johannesburg.

  • 50.2% male, 49.8% female.
  • 4.4 million population.
  • North rivers: Jetski and Klip.
  • South rivers: himpopo and Vaal.
  • Universities: Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg.
  • 46% black, 23% white European.
  • at some point, 40% of gold in world produced here.
  • 14% not religious, 53% in mainstream church.
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Birmingham: redevelopement.

  • Paradise Birmingham - recreational area with cinema, bowling, eateries and hotel(1.8m^2, 25 rooms).
  • First major urban development outside of London - 120 office spaces.
  • 6 zones - Food hub, life service campus, manufacturing hub, long bridge ITEC park, city centre enterprise .
  • University of Birmingham - founded by Sir Ashton Webb, 1938.
  • Used to be very rural, now surrounded by major roads and student aconmendations costing £1 billion.
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