Hard/soft Infrastructure Urban heat Island Polder Terrace Hills
Debris Flow Subaks New Urbanism
What is the out of Africa Theory for human migration? What is the name of the map/projection type used in to show this migration effectively?
Compare and contrast the Push/Pull and Neo Classical models of migration.
Draw a graph that represents the relationship between wealth and migration in a country. Be able to explain the pattern in this map.
Explain how the following can impact migration.Imperialism, Nation state formation, Industrial Revolution, Green (agricultural) Revolution , Climate Change ,Warfare, capitalist development , urbanization, globalization.
How does economic and human development make migration easier?
Canada has been destination for immigrants for over 100 years. How has immigration to Canada change over that time span?
Using an example studied in class explain how one issue related to migration acts to create other issues. ( Syrian civil war, snowbirds or Muskoka summer residents)
With reference to the movie watched in class, explain some of the environmental, social, political and economic issues that arise from the creation of favelas in Rio de Janeiro? How are the people solving these problems themselves?
How is the Ganges river a perfect case study for understanding the link between cultural /religious practices, migration and sustainability.
Should the Indians living along the Ganges river be forced to change their lifestyle or are religious rituals immune to the responsibility of solving the sustainability issues?
Be able to discuss the 6 case studies of sustainability in the developed world. (you handed this booklet in as an assignment)
What characteristics of urban life are associated with a high level of happiness? (see article “designing for happiness” & mercer report activity
What is new urbanism? What are the 10 principles that govern it?
Describe 3 aspects of Huntsville that could be considered “ new urbanist” planning?
Describe a situation where individuals , companies and the government can play a role in creating a sustainable society. (sumofus.org, greenside electric, green roof bylaws)
Describe the pros and cons of “Big Oil” companies getting into the renewable energy business ( see article Whose Renewable? )
Which form of renewable energy would be best suited for the following ecumenes? Southern California, Mid-Western USA, Central Africa, Middle East, Mediterranean
What 3 issues associated with cities became intensified as our world industrialized and urbanized in the 19th century?
How are poor neighborhoods different in structure and sustainability than wealthy ones?
How does the height of a residential building impact the well-being of its occupants?
Which demographic groups are the most susceptible to the ill effects of cities? Why?
How does the urban heat island effect change throughout the day?
How does the effect of the urban heat island affect sustainability/ why do we care?
How did/do the Dutch keep river and sea water out of the polders?