Laptop wrap – urban growth and decline

Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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Aerial view of Pyrmont and Darling Harbour, early 1980s

By Adam.J.W.C. (Self-published work by Adam.J.W.C.) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons

A page with a focus on urban growth and decline as an issue in Australian environments with supporting activities and links to resources. Central to the resource is a case study of urban change in Pyrmont in Sydney.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(GE5-2) explains processes and influences that form and transform places and environments

(GE5-3) analyses the effect of interactions and connections between people, places and environments

(GE5-5) assesses management strategies for places and environments for their sustainability

(GE5-7) acquires and processes geographical information by selecting and using appropriate and relevant geographical tools for inquiry

(GE5-8) communicates geographical information to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACHGK055) Differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences

(ACHGK059) Management and planning of Australia’s urban future

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
learner, teacher
ScOT topics:
Urban planning, Urban renewal, Urban decay, Urbanisation
Analysis, Critical thinking activity
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Resource ID: 179cf728-03dc-4bb3-beef-3ffb62577897