Geography Coursework Shopping Centres

  • I need to decide on what topic to do my geography coursework on by tomorrow!! I want to do something about shops and retailing preferable so if anyone has any good ideas, titles or hypotheses about those topics, it would be much appreciated!!

    Cheers!

  • ADR1985,

    [q1]> I need to decide on what topic to do my geography coursework on by[/q1]
    [q1]> tomorrow!! I want to do something about shops and retailing preferable[/q1]
    [q1]> so if anyone has any good ideas, titles or hypotheses about those[/q1]
    [q1]> topics, it would be much appreciated!![/q1]

    Field research into which shops are easiest to steal from? "Good food
    costs less at [wherever]"...

    Mark.

  • ADR1985 <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [q1]> I need to decide on what topic to do my geography coursework on by[/q1]
    [q1]> tomorrow!! I want to do something about shops and retailing preferable[/q1]
    [q1]> so if anyone has any good ideas, titles or hypotheses about those[/q1]
    [q1]> topics, it would be much appreciated!![/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]
    [q1]> Cheers![/q1]

    Why not do a survey about how communication access affects the way
    different groups use different shops? John
  • On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 1823 GMT, ADR1985
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    [q1]>I need to decide on what topic to do my geography coursework on by[/q1]
    [q1]>tomorrow!! I want to do something about shops and retailing preferable[/q1]
    [q1]>so if anyone has any good ideas, titles or hypotheses about those[/q1]
    [q1]>topics, it would be much appreciated!![/q1]

    Let me know *where* you are and I might be able to assist - if it's a
    rural areas, for example, it'll be a very different proposition to an
    urban one -a nd then it depends how urban.

    Why shopping? Yukky and boring, boring, boring in the main. People like
    it because they think the data's going to be easy to collect but it
    *always* ends up naff. Most shopping studies also end up with dodgy
    marks - there are much better things to do you know.

    Of course, there can be good ones (Becca!), but they tend to be the ones
    which take a slightly different look at things.

    Oh, I need to know which exam boards as well.

    Ian
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  • "ADR1985" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [q1]> I need to decide on what topic to do my geography coursework on by[/q1]
    [q1]> tomorrow!! I want to do something about shops and retailing preferable[/q1]
    [q1]> so if anyone has any good ideas, titles or hypotheses about those[/q1]
    [q1]> topics, it would be much appreciated!! Cheers![/q1]
    [q1]>[/q1]

    You Could do what I did - analyse the retail structure of your local CBD
    by linking it to the bid rent theory - loads of research can then be
    done into land values, pedestrian flows etc.

    David
  • Oooooh!!!! Ooh! I know this one!! I did... um.. "What was the effect of
    such and such out of town retail park on the local town centre's shops."
    Great fun but work intensive - I interviewed/questionnaired a proportion
    of shop managers, employees and shoppers in each place (there were three
    different retail parks plus the city centre in Chester), did land use
    maps of each place to show predominance of services and stuff in the
    city centre etc etc. Do it it's fun!

    Becca

  • Is there a pattern to shopping?

    Objective: To find out about the changing pattern of shopping in urban areas using Toulouse and your local town as case studies. 

    Starter - Study the six images below. Each one is a shopping street that should be familiar to one or more students in the Year 10 Geography group at IST. 

    Can you work out which place represents which student? 


    Task 1

    Take a tour around each of the shopping areas above (& your home town/city). What do you notice about most of the areas? Are there any companies that you see in more than one place? Why might there mostly be chain shops/eateries (e.g. H&M or McDonald's). Write a description of 150 words to describe this. Try to use the following words in your description:

    1. high density
    2. well maintained (clean & tidy)
    3. busy
    4. pedestrianised 
    5. open spaces
    6. international brands
    7. traffic restrictions
    Task 3 - Sort the following statements into either 'Advantages of CBD' or 'Disadvantages of CBD'. 

    superstores and changes in shopping

    Objective: To find out why out of town shopping centres have grown in popularity in recent years.

    Task 1 - Turn to page 100-101 in the OCR B Textbook (alternatively, you may click here to see case study details)

    Choose a case study location (Blagnac, Portet, Meadowhall, Blue Water shopping centres) and compile a 5W's case study of the place:

    What (detail what you find there, number of shops, eateries etc)
    Where (detailed description and map to show location)
    Who (the company behind it, use their website to find out)
    Why (why choose an area out-of-town? Use the theory in the textbook and what you know about land values)
    When (when was this place built? How long did it take to build? - extra research will be required here)



    E-Tailing

    Objective: To find out how the increased use of online stores is effecting the traditional pattern of shopping. 

    Starter: Watch the parody Ebay YouTube video beneath (right). Have you ever purchased anything on Ebay before. If so, what? Discuss as a class the pro's and con's of e-tailing.



    Task 1 - Using this link to the BBC Bitesize site, create two spider diagrams that show both the advantages and disadvantages of E-Tailing. 

    Task 2 - Creative Writing Task.
    You are chief writer for the National Geographic magazine and have been charged with writing an article entitled 'Shopping 2030'.  You must write a report in which you explore the following:

    a. Future trends in shopping (have a look at this articleto give you inspiration & the YouTube videos beneath)
    b. Continued switch from physical to online retailing.
    c. Types of retailers (products) to be forced out of business by the digital revolution.
    d. Future impacts on the CBD and what will exist in its place? Try this 2013 BBC article and this one too for ideas.
    e. Your personal preferences. 

    Extension Work - Using Essential Mapskills 2 - turn to page 120-121 and complete the activities on Cribbs Causeway shopping centre in Bristol, UK. 
    There is often a shortage of space, so shops and shopping centres are unable to expand.
    Because of the small roads, deliveries may be hard and delayed
    There are often other associated services that you can visit at the same time e.g. banks, restaurants, post offices or even libraries.
    There are many nice buildings in the CBD, giving the area much more character.
    Because of the shortage of space, land is very expensive, making shop rents very high.
    Some CBDs have a lot of derelict buildings and high crime rates which scares potential customers visiting the area.
    Roads leading to the CBD are often small and not designed for cars.
    Most public transport links (trains, subways and buses) tend to head towards CBDs
    There is limited parking in the CBD

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