Course:GEOG352/Projects/2020/Land and Housing Development in Hangzhou

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Our theme for the wiki will take focus towards land and housing development. We have decided to locate our research in the city of Hangzhou, China. Hangzhou has quickly risen in the past five years becoming one of the first class cities in China. The 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit was said to be one of the major causes of such rapid growth in city development by the government. A vast amount of what was then rural farm lands were bought and developed into residential areas and public places. Our research will be looking at how the development of land and housing in result of such a global event has impacted the people living in Hangzhou.

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  • What is the issue/theme? Define the issue/theme.
  • Why is this issue/theme important in general and for specifically for your city?
  • What is the scale and scope of this particular issue/theme?
  • Is it a global phenomenon or a local one?

Case Study of Theme/Issue

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  • Why is this issue/theme specifically relevant in this city? I suggest dividing into sections based on your chosen theme and city. Suggestions:
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  • How is the urban population of your city directly or indirectly affected by the selected issue/theme?
  • Evidence of this

Lessons Learned

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Reference List

  1. (2018). Writing better articles. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 Jan. 2018].
  2. Cite This For Me. (2018). Save Time and Improve your Marks with CiteThisForMe, The No. 1 Citation Tool. [online] Available at: [Accessed 18 Jan. 2018].

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