Definition of site and situation of an urban neighborhood

This is a paper that focuses on the definition of site and situation of an urban neighborhood. The paper also requires understanding of human phenomenon with contemporary issues.

Definition of site and situation of an urban neighborhood

This assignment assesses how well the student can demonstrate the relevance of concepts, or theories, or methods within the field of Geography to the understanding of human phenomenon situated within contemporary issues. This assignment will have you define and then apply the concepts of “site” and also  “situation” and “landscape” to the place characteristics of your urban neighbourhood in order to assess its relative location in relation to other places and institutions in the metropolitan area of Montreal.

Part 1: (3 points)

-Write a paragraph that reviews the principal characteristics of the concepts of place, landscape, site and also situation that shows their interrelationship.  Use the different power points that have been placed on Lea over the term.

-Write a paragraph identifying your neighbourhood: Define it as being made up of one commercial street and four city blocks on either side of the street where you live (identify the street names).
My neighbourhood is Vimont in Laval, Quebec. The main street is boulevard des Laurentides. The intersecting street is Bellerose boulevard East.  If you can’t find enough info about this neighborhood, you can write about my old neighborhood – Côte Saint-Luc. The main street is Cavendish. The intersecting street is Côte Saint-Luc Road.

Additionally, provide an absolute location based on latitude and longitude and provide a Google Map image of your neighbourhood. Identify your municipality or borough. In the paragraph, provide elevation characteristics and relative location to downtown Montreal of your borough/municipality.
Frame a research question that will justify you applying the concepts of site and situation to your neighbourhood.

Part 2

For this part of the assignment identify the following Site characteristics for your neighbourhood by using the proper public names:

1) Describe the topography (relief), the road system (rectilinear, linear and/or curvilinear), and natural physical features (vegetation, such as wooded land, nature parks, lawns and tree cover along streets).

2) Secondly, describe the types of buildings (single-family housing, semi-detached housing, row housing, low-rise apartments/condos (2-4 story apartments), high-rise apartments/condos (over 4 floors), and where they are located within your neighbourhood.

3) Thirdly, describe the public recreational facilities and playgrounds, if any, in your neighbourhood.  Lausanne Parc community center in Vimont was opened last year and it is close to where I live.
4) Fourthly, describe the types of stores and services that one finds on the commercial street in your neighbourhood.