On Friday, Year 11 Geography students went on an excursion in Fortitude Valley with the Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centre.
Students are completing a town planning assessment in which they are assessing the current degree of liveability in this inner-city suburb and suggesting how the area can be improved. In this unit, students are learning about: the history of urban development in Brisbane; the town planning strategy of Urban Renewal; and, the importance of planning to improve the sustainability of our growing cities.
On the excursion, the students were privileged to have
a session with Mick Law from Queensland Spatial Information Council, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy on using Spatial Technologies to present data in their Field Reports.
Both Urban Planning and Spatial Technologies are exciting career fields with growing job prospects that the study of Geography is closely linked with.