Students will investigate regeneration initiatives using quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques. Students will investigate how regeneration has impacted/changed an area. They will investigate the social, environmental and economic impact of regeneration on the area.
This course usually runs from 9.30am – 4pm, but times can be adjusted to suit your group and travel plans. During your visit you will be welcome to the centre and given an appropriate health and safety briefing. Your session will start with an introduction to the day, aims and objectives. Throughout the day we will undertake fieldwork, collecting data appropriate to the topic. We will break for lunch, before continuing with our fieldwork. Depending on the day and the specific times of your visit we may include some data presentation and analysis and we will end the day with a summary including drawing conclusions and limitations. Please note that specific activities for your group are subject to change. We go out in all weathers and seasons and will tailor the content of the day accordingly.
How this course fulfills the specification
- Edexcel: 4A.2 – Places have changed their function and characteristics over time. 4A.4 – Economic and social inequalities changes people’s perceptions of an area. 4A.6 – There is a range of ways to evaluate the need for regeneration. 4A.7 – UK government policy decisions play a key role in regeneration 4A.8 – Local government policies aim to represent areas as being attractive for inward investment. 4A.9 – Rebranding attempts to represent areas as being more attractive by changing public perception of them. 4A.10 – The success of regeneration uses a range of measures: economic, demographic, social and environmental. 4A.11 – Different urban stakeholders have different criteria for judging the success of urban regeneration.
- AQA: 126.96.36.199 – Urbanisation, 188.8.131.52 – Urban forms, 184.108.40.206 – Social and economic issues associated with urbanisation
- OCR: Topic 2.1, 3.a – The distribution of resources, wealth and opportunities are not evenly spread within and between places. 3.b – Processes of economic change can create opportunities for some while creating and exacerbating social inequality for others. 3.c – Social inequality impacts people and places in different ways. 4.a – Places are influenced by a range of players operating at different scales. 5.b – The placemaking process of rebranding constructs a different place meaning through reimaging and regeneration. 5.c – Making a successful place requires planning and design.
- Eduqas AS Level: 2.1.8 – The rebranding process and players in urban place, 2.1.9 – Urban management and the challenges of continuity and change
- Eduqas A Level: 1.3.9 - The rebranding process and players in urban place, 1.3.10 - Urban management and the challenges of continuity and change
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships