Urban Issues and Challenges GCSE

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  • Urbanisation in Megacities: Mumbai

    Using Mumbai as a case study this title explores the reasons for rapid urbanisation in LICs/NEEs and the emergence of megacities. It looks at the location and importance of Mumbai,...
  • Mumbai's Slum Redevelopment Challenge: Bottom up or top down?

    The challenge for Mumbai's planners is to improve the conditions for the urban poor while at the same time making sure social communities in the slums are protected. This programme...
  • Inside Dharavi: Life in India's largest slum

    Travel inside India’s biggest slum and see what it’s really like to live and work there. This film explores the economic opportunities offered by Dharavi’s 10,000 different industries, the strong...
  • Mumbai: Managing a Megacity

    Waste management and traffic congestion are two of the biggest environmental issues facing Mumbai. This title looks at the challenges facing Mumbai's urban planners as they struggle to manage this...
  • Regenerating a City: The Re-branding of Glasgow

    Glasgow is undergoing a huge economic and cultural transformation. A major re-branding initiative, extensive dockside developments and improvements in the housing stock (Gorbals) have enabled Glasgow to overcome the legacy...
  • The 2012 Olympics and East London's Regeneration

    This resource explores to what extent the London 2012 Olympics will help regenerate London's East End. Students investigate the challenges of staging the games and evaluate how the games will benefit...
  • Emerging Superpower: India's Booming Bangalore

    A fantastic resource for the study of Globalisation, this programme takes the city of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, and asks what are the causes of its...
  • Challenges of Urbanisation: Inequalities in Bangalore

    An up-to-date, adaptable and engaging resource for the learning and teaching of development, poverty and inequalities. It takes Bangalore as a case study and looks at the causes and impacts...
  • Sustainable Communities: Studying Settlement

    With increased emphasis on getting students to carry out a local study, this resource is a good prompt. It encourages students to think about their methodology and how they might...
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