Assessment 2 – Essay. Due in the first week of the mid-year assessment period (see online information for submitting this assessed essay). This essay is 70% of the marks for this 30 Credit module. For this assessment you are to write an essay of 3,500 words. 12 Urban Space’, a case study approach would want to ask, for instance, ‘How can the development of the Lanes in Brighton be understood as a form of gentrification?’ So, the case study approach takes a limited example (a city, a street, a film, a novel, a neighbourhood, etc.), locates it within a historical period (which can include the present) and tests out an approach to urban cultures.
A case study approach works best when it is clear precisely where the case begins and ends and when the ‘problems’ of the theoretical approach are clearly identified. You should discuss your case study with your tutor. Examples of possible case studies: • The 2005 New Orleans flooding and Racialised Urbanism. • Los Angeles, Falling Down (1993) and the Regressive Flâneur. • Treasure Hill, Taipei: From Squatting to Gentrification via Art? • Tokyo’s Shibuya as a Public Space. • The Airport as City Centre: Example Heathrow and Gatwick.