Flashcards in 5.2- Kings Cross fieldwork Deck (25)
What is the aim of your kings cross fieldwork?
to examine the success of re branding and regeneration in the kings cross area
What are comparison goods?
goods that consumers purchase infrequently. sometimes called high order goods
What are convenience goods?
a consumer item that is widely available and purchased frequently. Sometimes called low order goods
What data is used to investigate re branding socially?
crime rate statistics
What data is used to investigate re branding economically?
land use survey
unemployment rate statistics
hous price/rent variations in areas
What data is used to investigate re branding environmentally?
photographs of the area
old postcards to compare to current
comparing old land use with current, could use gis for this
the process of improving the derelict and neglected districts of a city.
the process of giving a product, organisation, business or area a new image to make it more attractive or successful.
poor conditions as a result of disuse and/or neglect
what were the two locations you investigated for your urban field work?
1. Caledonian Road (not regenerated)
2. Kings Cross (regenerated)
what is a land use survey? and what can you use to present your results from it?
-it's a stratified/systematic sampling method
-you had to walk down the street and record every other shop you walk passed
-you had to write down the shops name, the shop type, and weather it sold convenience or comparison goods.
GIS mapping and bar graphs
what did you find from doing a land use survey on Caledonian road?
there was a balance between convenience goods (food) and services (cafes or restaurants), and comparison (hair dressers, dental practice)
what did you find from doing a land use survey in Kings Cross centre?
almost all the businesses were convenience stores (restaurants, bars, cafes, shops) and only very few comparison businesses (offices, visitor centre)
what is a clone town survey? and what can you use to present your results from it?
-It's a random sampling method.
-you have to walk around the area and tally the number of chain stores and independent stores.
clone town rating score
what did you find from doing a clone town survey on Caledonian road?
there were a lot more independent stores
what did you find from doing a clone town survey on kings cross?
there were a lot more chain stores
what is EQS? and what can you use to present your results from it?
environmental quality survey
- you had to rank different characteristics of the area on a scale of one to five
use radar graphs
what did you find from doing the environmental quality survey (EQS) on Caledonian road?
-it was more traditionally styled rather than modern
-it clashed with its surroundings
-it was relatively well maintained
-there wasn't much traffic
-there was some litter
what did you find from doing the environmental quality survey (EQS) in kings cross centre?
-it was very modern
-it kept with its surroundings
-very well maintained
what is the pedestrian and traffic count? and what can you use to present your results from it?
-its a stratified sampling method
-you had to count the number of people or vehicles passing each way over 2 mins.
proportional bar chart
what did you find from doing the pedestrian and traffic count on Caledonian road?
(at mid day)
not many people were passing by - roughly 10
many cars passed by- roughly 30
what did you find from doing the pedestrian and traffic count in kings cross centre?
lot of people passed by - roughly 25
hardly any vehicles passed by- roughly 5
what is the questionnaire method? and what can you use to present your results from it
-it's a random sampling method
-you had to politely go and ask people if you could ask them about there experience and judgement of the area.
what did you find from doing the questionnaire on Caledonian road?
-people felt very safe during the day and relatively safe during the night
-most people were residents or worked within 2 miles
-people said it was environmentally okay.
-people said they would recommend living there (good transport links and nice community with independent shops)