Sunday, 25 January 2009
This is Centenary Square, in front of City Hall - and this will be the site of the "Park at the Heart":
Centenary Square in Bradford from victoria ellis on Vimeo.
I have to say that, having been there this morning, the park idea doesn't seem quite so far-fetched, and it wasn't so hard to imagine a hot summer's afternoon with music playing and people sitting outside various bars and cafes.... who knows?!
I didn't feel quite so positive about the proposed Westfield development, however:
Westfield Bradford from victoria ellis on Vimeo.
More about Westfield and the vision for Bradford, complete with a "flythrough" of what the centre will look like here.
The video we looked at with Will Alsop's Masterplan is here:
And the "streetsweeper one" (which I understand better now, thanks to Joel!) is here:
Should you not have heard enough of Linda Barker the other day, you can also watch the Building Britain programme, which looked at plans for the regeneration of Bradford, and compared them with how Leeds has developed in recent years, on YouTube...
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Make sure that you have explanations of fjords, rias, raised beaches and relict cliffs, together with an example and a photograph of each... I would like a copy by email please, and you need to print yourself a copy out to go into your notes.
If you want to have a play with the sea level change in Google Earth, the instructions are in the ppt (in Student Share) and you could also investigate Noel Jenkins' Sea Level Change in Australia resources.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Some excellent pictures from Keele University here, and worth checking out Peter G. Knight's glacier pages...
Don't forget that if you click on the cold environments label at the bottom of this post, it will bring up all the posts from when Yr13 studied Cold Environments before Christmas.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
If so, check out You, Me and the Climate and become a Climateer! The National Trust are recruiting 16-19 year olds to join a network of young people to lead climate change projects in their local communities...
Sounds like a great opportunity not only to make a difference to your local community, but also to learn new things, meet new people and will look good on application forms and CVs as well! Have a look at the website for more information, application forms, etc. and if you want some help with your application, come and see me.
Thanks to John Barlow for pointing this out.
Better still, make yourself a set and upload them to Flickr so that other people can use them too!
Friday, 16 January 2009
Image - Flickr user Sharkbait (CC)
Click here to find out more from the Times Online...
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
- headlands and bays
- caves, blowholes, geos, arches, stacks, stumps
- wave-cut notches and platforms
- beaches (storm beaches, berms, ridges, runnels, cusps, ripples)
- spits, bars and tombolos
Some nice sketch maps of the key landforms of the Holderness Coast and the Jurassic Coast, a discussion about whether Chesil Beach was a bar or a tombolo, and the some short-answer exam questions - don't forget that if you have time before next Wednesday, that it would be useful for you to have had a go at marking your questions.
My photos that we looked at of the Flamborough area and of the Jurassic Coast are all on Flickr - not brilliant pictures, but should serve as a bit of a reminder of the landforms and features that we talked about this morning.
Monday, 12 January 2009
Urbed Design Guide
City Centre Map
All of the photos that we looked at were from Flickr - a search for "bradford" or "west yorkshire" will bring up lots of excellent images for you to look at.
Your task, which you will be continuing with tomorrow (and probably on Tuesday) and which will be due in from everyone on Tuesday 27th January, is to come up with a plan for the redesign of the city centre. Your finished piece of work can be presented in whatever way you wish, but should include an annnotated map showing the key features of your plan.
You need to make sure that you are considering the issues and challenges that we talked about at the start of the lesson that are specific to Bradford, as well as the more general problems of CBD decline, and thinking about how to address these...
Sunday, 11 January 2009
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
The Coast as a System
High and Low Energy Coastlines
Erosional landforms (especially those wave-cut platforms!)
Landforms related to sea level change
And the best news of all.... Coursework is packaged up and gone!!! Well done!!!!!
We then looked at cities and considered the issues and challenges that face cities today - those in MEDCs, those in LEDCs, and those that are common to both.
Dan's Urban Earth videos are here http://www.urbanearth.co.uk. And if you liked the Urban Earth idea, you might like to check out Noel's Rural Earth... Maybe we should be making a Semi-Rural Earth one - get planning a route!
We also started to look at the CBD and the key features of the CBD. We will continue this tomorrow, and consider what is happening to many CBDs.
We then revised some of the key rivers ideas - the drainage basin hydrological cycle, river processes and landforms, flooding and management. If you look back at previous posts on Geogtastic6 (click on the Yr12 or Rivers labels at the bottom of this post) there are various bits and pieces that will help you - and if you look at the post below this one, you will find the link to the revision guides I've put together for the Year 13s who are resitting GGA1. The two Water on the Land documents, and the Exam Command Words one, will both be of use to you. If you have forgotten the password that I gave you the other day, email, or ask one of the Yr13s.
A quick reminder about the exam:
Monday 12th January - 9.00am - 6th form block
50 marks - 25 marks on Rivers-based OR Population-based skills questions, followed by 25 marks on your fieldwork.
Email (or leave a comment on here) if there are things you are unsure about.
And remember READ THE QUESTION!!!