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Case studies unit 2-people and the planet

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Case studies unit 2-people and the planet

  1. 1. Case studies-Unit 2 People and the Planet
  2. 2. Section 1-Population Dynamics • Pro-natalist policy – Singapore [Modern times] • Anti-natalist – China [One Child Policy] and formerly Singapore • Management of population – Mexico [Young people and the development of IT skill] • Ageing population [UK, Japan-Any low BR country] • Immigration [UK, Germany] • Polish migration [To UK]
  3. 3. Section 2-Consuming resources • Thermal Power station- – Drax, Selby, in Yorkshire [Why is it unique?] • Wind power- – Outer Hebrides-Lewis [Use to explain pros] – Orkney Islands-[Bought and maintain own windfarm] • Future sources-Hydrogen • Intermediate technology-Biogasifiers [LEDC’s] • Theories of Consumption [Malthus and Boserup]
  4. 4. Section 3-Globalisation • Large scale case studies – Ghana [Types of crop + limitations. Role of history] – China [Adv/disadv’ of labour force and ‘Foxconn’] – UK [Minimum wages, employment types] • Global institutions – IMF, WTO and TNCs • Named TNC – BT and Nike/Apple [Apple is synoptic with China and Foxconn]
  5. 5. Section 4-Development Dilemmas • Two countries either side of the Brandt Line – UK, Japan, versus Ghana, China, Malawi, etc] • Theories – Rostow’s model of development – Frank’s Dependency theory • Malawi-causes of slow development • India-Contrast Maharashtra and Bihar • Top down v Bottom up. Need to link a country studied to an appropriate project. – Top down would be Three Gorges in China – Bottom up could be bio-gasifiers in Malawi or Ghana
  6. 6. Section 5-Changing economy of the UK • Ford, Dagenham-Mechanisation and various impacts. • Changing UK-Examples in Rotherham and London – ‘New Economy’ [Where, what jobs, nature of jobs?] – ‘Knowledge economy’ • Life in contrasting regions – North East v South East [inc’ London] • Brownfield v Greenfield sites plus named examples – Fort Dunlop [deindustrialisation and economic diversification
  7. 7. Section 7-Challenges of the Urban Environment • Mumbai v Los Angeles-Urban growth characteristics • Growth of a local city to a global city [London] • London’s [and UK] eco footprint + strategies – Transport [Underground, Boris Bikes, Congestion charge] – Carbon Zero living [BedZED-Beddington Zero Fossil Energy Development] Recycling strategies [Local schemes] • Challenges of informal economy-Mumbai [Kevin Mc Cloud video [100% recycling] • Self Help schemes in Rio de Janeiro [Rocinha] • Curitiba [LEDC alternative to Mumbai?] • Dongtan, China [New sustainable city-Additional example]

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