Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Changing Neighbourhoods: Study Trip to East London

Despite the wintry conditions, students from the BA City and Regional Planning, MPlan and the BA Planning and Property Development went on a study trip to East London back in November 2015. They followed a route through Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane before making their way across to the Poplar Estate (recently, an area of much regeneration and in the past home to the Poplar Workhouse) and then finally to London Docklands, and Canary Wharf. Click on the blue links for more information.

The objective of the study trip was to explore how processes such as gentrification, migration and globalisation have brought about social and spatial change in London.  Despite freezing temperatures and hailstones the students managed to collect a rich variety of data on East London's changing neighbourhoods.  

The study trip is part of the module: Cities, People and Diversity. During the module, students explore the major sources of division in cities such as income, class, gender, race, and age, which are considered in relation to a number of different cities around the world, including London. Also explored are the processes underlying such diversity, and how social divisions and dynamics relate to the built form and spaces of cities.

If you would like more information about the BA/MPlan City and Regional Planning or the BA Planning and Property Development, please take a look at our website.

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