Unequal Spaces Fieldwork
The field studies below have been developed to support the Edexcel GCE 'Unequal Spaces' unit for first examination in 2009.
|Unequal Spaces fieldwork and research|
|Patterns of urban and rural inequality||Fieldwork and research to explore the pattern of spatial inequality in one rural and one urban area using primary surveys and secondary data.|
|Identifying and tackling inequalities||Fieldwork and research into inequality can help to:
produce criteria to identify the spatial pattern of the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in rural and urban areas;
design a checklist to evaluate schemes to tackle inequality.
|Evaluating schemes to tackle rural inequality||Fieldwork and research into the success of specific examples of ways to reduce rural inequalities using contrasting solutions e.g. appropriate technology, community involvement and empowerment, improving access to transport and services, local employment, sustainable solutions.|
|Evaluating schemes to tackle urban inequality||Fieldwork and research into the success of specific examples of ways to reduce urban inequalities using contrasting solutions e.g. self-help schemes, traffic and public transport, town planning initiatives, business initiatives, crime and policing.|
|The Barcelona inner city location of El Raval|
|¹Source: student fieldwork
²Source: Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya
a) Comment on how well this information shows the inequalities of living in North and South El Raval. (10)
(b) With reference to one or more urban areas, examine the impacts of deprivation on people’s lives. (10)
(c) Describe the results of your fieldwork and research into how to reduce urban inequality, and explain how these help you to judge the success of the schemes involved. (15)
|El Raval protest poster||New luxury hotel located in South El Raval|