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Revising an HIC Global City – Sydney

 

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Firstly Sydney comes in the global cities topic (along with mumbai -see this revision page) you can find the PLC and skeleton revision card for this topic on these two links global cities    global cities PLC

Here is a list of what you need to know (shortened from the PLC)

  1. Describe how migration and natural population growth have caused Sydney’s growth.
  2. Explain how the growth of Mumbai has affected the social and economic features of the city and how it has become harder to manage sustainably.
  3. Describe and evaluate the different ways that people have tried to manage these economic, social and environmental problems.

 

Mr Hunt has produced this excellent all in one basic revision resource that covers everything you need to know (but you will also need to evaluate the ways people have tried to manage Sydney’s problems). It is centred on the text book, but if you don’t have access to that you could still try to do this at home and check it when you get into a geography classroom. Link is here Sydney

This is the revision lesson presentation you will have or have already had. Following the instructions on this (you will need a copy of the text book) will help you get a complete grounding in all that you need to know. 2 Sydney revision 

This video is all about how Sydeny is trying to sustainably manage their parks and walk ways and public spaces. Watch this and write down all the sustainable benefits you can think of (people and environment remember) For top top work (grades 6-9) use this table to write your notes on sustainable management. It classifies them by the Egan wheel and would enable you to get the best marks if you could use it well in the exam. Egan and Sydney

Here is a old post with 2 videos on Sydney’s transport problems and how people have tried to manage the sustainably. There are questions I have written as well to help you notice the ‘useful stuff’.


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Global Cities – A general revision page from the BBC

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The BBC has a general information revision page for global cities: click here

There are 4 pages to read and they are good for global cities in LICs especially. I would definitely use this page if i were you but be aware you still need to know about Mumbai and Sydney – the two global cities we learnt in class.

Below are the key word and skeleton revision card for this whole topic.

Skeleton revision card for global cities

and Key words 1.1 global cities


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Global Cities – Skeleton revision cards & key word lists

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Here is the first of my revision resources for you. For each of the topics there will be a skeleton revision card and a key word list. The idea is that by using them both you will have revised the whole topic. You could work out all the key words first and then use them to help you answer the questions on the skeleton cards or you could start with the cards and work out the key words as you go along. Be aware that summing up each topic with just 4-8 questions means that you will need to spend a lot of time on each one to cover the whole topic properly.  Firstly, here are all the topics in the course.

Unit Unit title
1.1 Urbanisation in contrasting global cities
1.2 Urban and rural processes and change in the UK
1.3 A global perspective on development issues
2.1 Coasts and coastal management
2.2 Rivers and river management
2.3 Weather and climate
2.4 Climate Change
3.1 How ecosystems function
3.2 Ecosystems under threat
3.3 Water resources and management
3.4 Desertification

Skeleton revision card for global cities

and Key words 1.1 global cities

I would really appreciate your feedback on what you like and would like altered and improved. Thank you.


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Sydney: A global city trying to solve its transport problems

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Sydney is a global city. It is located in Australia which is a HIC (High Income Country)At St Edmund’s we also studied Mumbai (in India, an LIC) as an example of a global city. Watch this one minute video to improve your understanding of what people are trying to do to improve the transport in Sydney CBD.

Now answer these questions:

  • What is the name of the busiest train station in Sydney?
  • What is the increase in the number of commuters using this train station?
  • Write a list of the improvements that are being made as part of Central Walk. For each one ask yourself “So what? So What is the advantage for transport in Sydney. (An example: the central walk is underground SO this means pedestrians can move quickly and more safely between stations. Also traffic above ground is less delayed.)
  • Finally how are Sydney’s transport problems and solutions similar and different to Mumbai’s? (read another post from the blog to help you answer this. Click here)

There is also an article on the same subject from the Sydney Morning herald – Link here