THIS PAGE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A TRANSECT
ALONG STRATFORD ROAD THROUGH SOUTH BIRMINGHAM.

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WEST MIDLANDS
This shows the West Midlands area. The West Midland conurbation is home to 3.5 million people. The conurbation stretches from the City of Wolverhampton in the North West to Coventry in the South East. The Green Belt between Birmingham and Coventry is shown clearly on this map.
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BIRMINGHAM
This map shows the built up area of Birmingham.The M42 flanks the south and east. The M6 cuts into Birmingham east and runs close to the city centre at spaghetti junction. The M5 runs outside of the western border of Birmingham.

WARD CENSUS DATA 1991
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SOUTH BIRMINGHAM
This map highlights South Birmingham. The focus of this case study is the Stratford Road. The Stratford road passes through three wards. They are
1. Sparkbrook (Zone of transition)
2. Sparkhill (Inner City Suburb)
3. Hall Green (Outer City Suburb)

WARD CENSUS DATA 1991
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SPARKBROOK (ZONE 1)
ZONE OF TRANSITION

SPARKBROOK (ZONE 1)
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SPARKHILL (ZONE 2)
INNER RING

SPARKHILL (ZONE2)
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HALL GREEN (ZONE 3)
OUTER RING

HALL GREEN-ZONE 3
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VIRTUAL FIELDWORK
You could carry out fieldwork online by using the Word documents below.
1) The investigation is explained in the Quality of environment investigation link.
2) When you have read this introduction document you can complete the Semantic Differential Questionnaire yourself or use it to obtain the opinions of others to the images of the wards taken from above.
3)
You can carry out virtual fieldwork by completing the Quality of environment investigation - House Survey using the photographs from the links (Sparkbrook and Hall Green) above. Each set of photographs were taken close to the centre of each ward.