Final Take Home Test

Grading Rubric

A+        Answers show superior understandings of the arguments. They also show exceptional grasp of the subject matter with evidence of an exhaustive knowledge base.

A          Answers show very clear understandings of the arguments. They also show excellent grasp of the subject matter with evidence of an extensive knowledge base.

A –        Answers show clear understandings of the arguments. They also show excellent grasp of the subject matter with some evidence of knowledge in the area.

B+        Answers show clear understandings of the arguments. They also show solid grasp of the subject matter with some evidence of knowledge in the area.

B          Answers show understandings of the arguments. They also show solid grasp of the subject matter with some evidence of knowledge in the area and/or familiarity with the issues.

B –        Answers show understandings of the arguments.  They also show solid grasp of the subject matter with some evidence of knowledge in the area and/or familiarity with the issues.

C+        Answers show some understandings of the arguments.  They also show some grasp of the subject matter with some evidence of knowledge in the area and/or familiarity with the issues.

C          Answers show limited understandings of the arguments. They also show minor grasp of the subject matter with little evidence of knowledge in the area and/or familiarity with the issues.

C –       Answers show little understandings of the arguments. They also show little grasp of the subject matter with little evidence of knowledge in the area and/or familiarity with the issues.

D          Answers show little understandings of the arguments. They also show very little grasp of the subject matter or familiarity with the issues.

F          Answers show barely any familiarity with the arguments. The theoretical and creative aspects of the paper don’t work together well.

CGEO793 Take-Home Final Test

Jeff May

Summer 2022

This Test is worth 30% of your final grade

The Test is out of a total of 30 marks

Read all instructions. In Part 1 do not answer more than the required number of questions.

Part 1: Question and Answer: Answer three out of the five options below. 5 marks each for a total of 15 marks for the Part. Where relevant, you are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to refer to the articles we read.

All your answers should draw from course materials and you should not use outside sources. I will be looking to see that you demonstrate understanding of course materials!

Recommended length: About 150-200 words EACH.

a) In our course how can we see the effects of automobility?

b) What are some reasons that Toronto’s Chinatown has moved and multiplied?

c) How does constructing the city as ‘dangerous and unsafe’ affect city (re)development?

d) According to course materials, what is an ‘ethnic neighbourhood’?

e) In our course how can we see that homelessness is complicated?

Part 2: Integrative thinking – Themes, Concepts, Places (5 marks for exploration of theme, 5 marks for exploration of the concepts, 5 marks for exploration of places – 15 marks total for this section)

In the final lecture slides of semester, Jeff suggested what he thinks are the Six Major Course Themes. They can be seen at the end of the Test. He also reiterated two central questions of the course:

What is the city for? Who is the city for?

In this section, you will write a response that answers these questions by way of discussing course themes, concepts, and places. Your task is as follows:

1. Choose one theme from the list of Six Major Course Themes. Write your chosen theme at the top of your answer.

2. Choose three concepts from the list of Course Concepts at the end of the Test paper that are relevant to the theme you have chosen. Write your chosen concepts at the top of your answer.

3. Choose at least two places from the List of Specific Places at the end of the Test paper. Write your chosen places at the top of your answer.

4. Write an answer that explains the relationship between your theme, concepts, and places. Remember that ultimately, you must consider the questions ‘What is the city for? Who is the city for?’ Your response should be between 600-900 words.

Course Concepts

TkarontoBottom up resistanceThe auto-city
Privatization of public spaceSpatial practiceAutomobility
‘The city’ as ideaHousing as human rightUrban sprawl
Urban systemCanada’s housing systemUrban region
UrbanizationPublic/Social housingDaily use transportation
SuburbanizationRevitalizationRegionalization
IndustrializationDisplacementVélo-mobility
The industrial cityKeynesianismTent city
The factoryNeoliberalismAgency
Concentric zone modelSlumsAffordable housing
The pre-industrial cityHostile/Defensive ArchitectureHomelessness
Anti-urbanismPaternalismAbsolute homelessness
Urban reformRacialization of povertyRelative homelessness
City beautiful movementSocially mixed income housingTransitional homelessness
Garden cityGentrificationChronic homelessness
Broadacre cityTerritorial StigmatizationEpisodic homelessness
Densification/IntensificationEVERYTHING BELOW AND RIGHT IS SECOND-HALF STUFF!Visible homelessness
NIMBYismSpatialization of urban fearInvisible homelessness
Owner-builder housingThe revanchist city‘New’ homelessness
Home ownershipUndesirablesRacial profiling
SuburbsSecuritizationGeographical profiling
AnnexationCommodificationChinese head tax
Inner suburbsThe creative cityWaged work and restaurants/laundries
AmalgamationBrownfieldsChinese Exclusion Act
Global cities ideologyDeindustrializationThe Ward
Downloading of responsibilityPlace-makingReform Movement
Public spaceEthnic economyChinese Clan Associations
Dead mallsIntegrated economyBachelor society phase
Creative destructionEthnic neighbourhoodEthnic enclave
Local democracyRadical democratic spaceVietnamization of Chinatowns
  New Chinatowns

List of Specific Places

TMU CampusSilverthorn Park AdditionCabbagetown (old)
The WardParkdaleCabbagetown (new)
Chinatown West / Spadina ChinatownMorningside MallCondo-land (condo corridor)
Monarch ParkRegent ParkKensington Market
Pacific Mall‘Sprawling Transport Complex’Tent City
Liberty Village  
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