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Question: TMA 01 Drawing on what you have learned about City Road from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, outline some of the inequalities on a street which you know.

Answer: I have taken as my topic Morningside Road in Edinburgh which is a main arterial road from the South West to the city centre some 2.5 miles away. In this respect it is similar to City Road, Cardiff which is also a main arterial road into its city centre.
Morningside Road has a high volume of housing built in the tenement manor which means there can be about 20 flats in a small space almost like mini skyscrapers. Shops were built at pavement level making these tenements practically self-sufficient. This is in direct contrast to City Road.
It is a middle class area with a high proportion of elderly residence and young professional families. There is little cultural diversity. Properties are highly sought after and it has always been a desirable area in which to live.
Even although this is a desirable area there are many “disadvantages” in living here. The traffic is extremely h...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Social Science
  • Course: DD101 Introducing the Social Sciences
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 751
  • Date submitted: December 22, 2016
  • Date written: November, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 7764

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