Understanding Neighbourhood Poverty

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 22208

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester Across both

Module description

Semester 1: would deal with analytical and policy issues related to planning and poverty, definitions of poverty and social exclusion, evidence on nature and extent of spatial inequalities, theoretical relationship between space and exclusion; mixed communities and segregation; housing consumption and spatial differentiation; housing and the economy and changing demand for housing; alongside lectures there would be workshops exploring data and spatial analysis of inequalities; the workshops would build up towards a project in semester 2.
Semester 2: would be a combination of workshops and seminars; the workshops would introduce GIS and build on the knowledge of students in Year 1 geography; students from a non-geography background would be assisted by streaming them in the first 3 weeks to allow them to develop their skills, seminars would be used to explore topics related to project work. Each week a seminar would focus on a particular theme (housing and the economy, spatial inequalities; neighbourhood trajectories) and students would be grouped to present a discussion on the issues and what methods and data could be used to explore the theme. The workshops (computer GIS based) would build on semester 1 workshops exploring data sources.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and workshops