Variation in QoL and Access to Housing
1.1 - What is Housing Tenure?
1.2 - What opportunities and constraints determine access to housing?
1.3 - How and why do these opportunities and contraints lead to patterns in housing
1.4 - How do quality of life and standards of living vary in urban areas?
1.5 - What issues arrise from these inequalities?
A case study of housing in an urban area: tenure, access, opportunities, constraints, patterns.
Access to Services and Changing Provision
2.1 - How are services distributed in urban areas?
2.2 - What changes are being made in service provision
2.3 - Why are these changes taking place?
2.4 - How and why might these changes benefit or disadvantage groups of people?
2.5 - How and why does access to services in urban and rural areas vary between different groups of people?
- A case study of the distribution and variation of retail service provision and the ways in which such provision is changing within ONE large urban area.
- A case study of ONE other service and of the factors which affect access to that service for different groups of people.
3.1 - Where are people migrating into urban areas?
3.2 - Why are people migrating into urban areas?
3.3 - What are the impacts on the areas of origin and destination? Who gains? Who loses?
A case study of rural to urban migration: patterns, reasons and impacts
Planning Issues in Built Environments
4.1 - Who is involved in making planning decisions in residential areas?
4.2 - How and why do conflicts occur?
4.3 - How might sustainable residential areas be planned?
A case study of one planning issue. Consider the plans, stakeholders and reasons for conflict
Rural Change and Planning Issues
5.1 - How and why are rural areas changing?
5.2 - What issues are created by urban change?
5.3 - Why do urban dwellers seek increased access to rural areas? What conflicts arise?
5.4 - How can rural environments under pressure from visitors be managed to ensure a sustainable environmental and social future?
A case study of conflict at the local scale related to the opportunities for leisure use of a rural environment and ways in which management attempts to balance change and sustainability.