Urban Settlement Investigation

Students spend time visiting one of the local Vancouver Island Cities, creating land-use maps of the town centre and finding patterns in retail settlements and settlement function. Students will use their mapping and observation skills to understand the impact of how towns and cities have developed over time.

We use a range of data collection techniques including field sketches, CBD landsuse mapping, GIS tools digital photos. Students use their field data and digital photos in their followup session to accurately describe the growth of the town or city, the impact on transportation, the people and cultures.

Program Outline

Urban Settlement Investigations
8am - 9am Breakfast
9am - 12 noon Visit to Nanaimo or Campbell River
  Students spend time visiting a local city creating landuse maps, observing development and transport patterns 
12 noon - 1pm Lunch (provided)
1pm - 4pm Students visit a local first nations site to learn more about the impact of urban development on first nations people and culture
4pm - 5pm Free Time
5pm - 6pm Dinner
6pm - 8pm Followup Session - Classroom
  Classroom review with mini-projects based on landuse, urban development, transportation routes and cultural diversification
8pm - 9pm Free Time
9pm - 11pm Campfire & Mug-up
11pm Bedtime