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Year 11 - Planning sustainable places

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Program overview

On this full day program, students will have the option of looking at one of two sites in the Fortitude Valley (Fortitude Valley Station entrance and Brunswick Street Mall) with the aim of improving a public space. Following an introductory urban transect, they will consider some of the issues faced in the area before choosing some focus questions that will guide their field work and assessment task.

Students will collect primary data to investigate a chosen issue within the community, which challenges the sustainability and liveability of the area. During this program, students will undertake a range of data collection methods including:

  • Urban transect (showing change over time)

  • Site survey

  • User survey

  • Wayfinding survey

  • Traffic survey

  • CPTED survey

  • Sustainability survey

  • Pedestrian survey

The day will conclude with a session with Mick Law, Senior Education Advisor, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, who will look at ways in which spatial technologies can be used to transform primary data and access secondary data to support their findings.

Upon return to the classroom, students can analyse and synthesis their qualitative/quantitative data collected to propose action/s to manage the identified challenge in Fortitude Valley.

A student field booklet, teaching resources and a CARA will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.

Curriculum intent

Senior geography

Unit 2: Planning sustainable places 

Topic 1: Responding to challenges facing a place in Australia

Field study focus: Quality public spaces in Fortitude Valley 

  • Use the geographic inquiry model to plan and carry out fieldwork to investigate a specific challenge associated with sustainability and liveability in Fortitude Valley.

  • Analyse data to describe the nature, location and extent of the selected challenge.

  • Extrapolate from the analysis to generalise about the impacts on sustainability and liveability for Fortitude Valley.

  • Apply a geographical perspective to understand the challenges facing this suburb.


Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment - Year 11 Planning Sustainable Places (PDF, 1.2MB)

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Last reviewed 03 June 2019
Last updated 03 June 2019