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Geography: Place and

Liveability Assessment
Task

The future communities of the world organisation have selected you. You have won your
dream job as a town planner with the task to design future communities, where the focus is
on liveability and the smart use of space.

Your brief is to design a community reflects liveability. As town planner, you have expert
training in using scale, mapping from a birds eye view, using a key and grid.

You will need to use two pages of 2cm grid paper to produce a detailed birds eye view
map of your utopian community. In your planning, you will need too carefully consider the
positioning of the elements of liveability. You will need to create a key with appropriate
map friendly symbols and colours to represent the elements of liveability.

When creating your map, consider using zoned areas that represent different elements of
liveability in your community.

Along with a map of your community you will need to write a newspaper article on the
features of your community and why it reflects ultimate liveability. In the newspaper article
you will need to give detail as to why future town plans should follow the plan you have
created.

When planning consider the elements of liveability listed below:

Use of green space


Residential areas (places where people live: houses, apartments
Industrial areas (places where people work: factories, warehouses, offices
Commercial areas (places where people buy things: shops, restaurants,
supermarkets)
Education facilities
Recreation and sport areas
Use of space
Water Supply
Other Facilities and Services (hospital, police station etc.
Glossary:

Industrial: Places where people work (e.g. factories, warehouses, offices)

Commercial: Places where people buy things (e.g. shopping centres, restaurants, supermarkets, gas
stations)

Residential: Places where people live (e.g. houses, apartments, university residences, townhouses)

Service: are government systems or private organisations that are responsible for providing a
particular thing that people need.

Facilities: are the building that provide services for a particular purpose (e.g. schools, hospitals banks)

Scale: is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground i.e.
1cm=1000m

Key: table of symbols or icons that represent different things on the map.

Glossary:

Industrial: Places where people work (e.g. factories, warehouses, offices)

Commercial: Places where people buy things (e.g. shopping centres, restaurants, supermarkets, gas
stations)

Residential: Places where people live (e.g. houses, apartments, university residences, townhouses)

Service: are government systems or private organisations that are responsible for providing a
particular thing that people need.

Facilities: are the building that provide services for a particular purpose (e.g. schools, hospitals banks)

Scale: is the ratio of a distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground i.e.
1cm=1000m

Key: table of symbols or icons that represent different things on the map.