Discuss the conflicts that arise from competing land uses and from attempts to manage coastal hazards (tsunamis and storm surges, erosion, cliff failure), pollution, habitat restoration and aquaculture.
Case study: Describe the conflicting pressures on a particular coastline.
Discuss the management strategies adopted to resolve these pressures and evaluate their effectiveness.
We have been discussing the role of cities today, as well as their many benefits and drawbacks. We read about Osaka and how they are trying to address some of the problems they are facing while trying to make the lives of their citizens better. 8B8C
Today we will be looking at initiatives (technological, political, infrastructure, education etc) worldwide being done to either improve urban life or address an urban problem.
What are the main problems of cities? MEDC and LEDC?
What are the main problems in Yokohama and/or Tokyo?
Do you know of any initiatives being done in Yokohama or Tokyo?
Research one initiative being done addressing one of the following problems.
You will present the project as well as evaluate its effectiveness in addressing the problem.
Traffic in LEDC
Traffic in MEDC
Pollution in MEDC
Pollution in LEDC
Inequality (gender, ethnic, etc)
Any other issue (with teacher consent)
Part 2: Find a Solution
In groups, you will design a solution to an urban problem facing a specific city.
Your design can be technological, legal, infrastructure, education, anything that you can think of. Money is not an issue.
You will need to:
Define the problem in the context of your city.
Create a design plan to your invention following each step of the MYP design cycle
Include: Explain and justify the need
Analysis of existing product
Product design and sketch
Once this is complete and accepted by Mr McKeown, you will create a visual representation of your design, in any way you see fit (minecraft, 3D imaging, cardboard model, drawing, blueprint etc)
You will finally present your project to the class on: