THIS PAGE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO
THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A TRANSECT
ALONG STRATFORD ROAD THROUGH SOUTH BIRMINGHAM.
CLICK ON ANY MAP FOR A LARGER VERSION
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.
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.
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)
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.