Urban understanding

Year 12 Geography students recently conducted fieldwork as they explored some of Sydney’s urban dynamics.

“It was intriguing to study the urban morphology of Sydney, and consider how the city will function and appear in the future,” said Alexander.

Dubbed the “tiki tour”, the excursion was hosted by local guides and IGS urban geography experts Mr Dennehy and Mr Fedele.

Students travelled to North Sydney, Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Bella Vista, Norwest Business Park, Rouse Hill, Parramatta, Merrylands, enjoying a gelato in the urban village of Leichhardt before returning to Ultimo.

“Seeing the carpark of the Supa IGA in Guildford was a great example of geography in action and allowed me to visualise the urban dynamics we’d discussed in class,” said Hunter.

“It was so interesting travelling to western Sydney to places like Rouse Hill, Parramatta and Merrylands,” said Isobel.