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You must write a research essay on the comparative
geography of two municipalities within British Columbia of your choice. Your essay
should answer which is the better of the two municipalities to settle in and raise a new
family in the next 10 years. One of the municipalities must be from Metro
Vancouver, while the other must be from another region of British Columbia. Your
research essay should cover at least two elements from the following list to secure
maximum marks:
 Physical geography
 Population characteristics
 Social and cultural patterns
 Urban and settlement patterns
 Main economic sectors

Kwantlen Polytechnic University GEOG 1101: Human Geography Fall 2017 Term Paper Marks = 50 THE TERM PAPER IS DUE BY THE END OF THE DAY ON 7 NOVEMBER 2017 Purpose The purpose of the assignment is to;  get you to become familiar with geographical concepts,  develop essay writing skills, and  develop research techniques for geographical analyses. A Comparative Geographical Analysis of Two Municipalities This is an individual and independent research to measure your understanding of the subject matter of this course. You must write a research essay on the comparative geography of two municipalities within British Columbia of your choice. Your essay should answer which is the better of the two municipalities to settle in and raise a new family in the next 10 years. One of the municipalities must be from Metro Vancouver, while the other must be from another region of British Columbia. Your research essay should cover at least two elements from the following list to secure maximum marks:      Physical geography Population characteristics Social and cultural patterns Urban and settlement patterns Main economic sectors Elements of a research essay Research essays have several key elements. They include: 1. Research Topic – it must have at least a single objective to be investigated in a scientific manner 2. Data and datasets– these are the collected facts that allow examination to realize the objective, and can be primary (e.g. field collection), secondary or tertiary 3. Graphics – these include maps, charts and tables, and are important means of  summarizing the data, and  displaying patterns within datasets, both spatial and attribute 4. References - they provide evidence and support for your research (Please adopt and be consistent with any of the three common styles – APA, MLA or Chicago provided at KPU Library’s website http://www.kpu.ca/library/citationsplagiarism). 1 Kwantlen Polytechnic University GEOG 1101: Human Geography Fall 2017 Term Paper Structure of the Research Essay The research essay must be:  word processed, double spaced  8 or less pages in length (inclusive of figures and references)  saved as pdf (to upload to the course Moodle site) An ideal research essay will consist of the following 1. Introduction - this section provides the reason for the research and defines its objectives 2. Method - this section describes how the research was conducted, and includes a discussion of the datasets and the methods used to analyze them 3. Results - this section details the findings of the analysis 4. Conclusion - this section assesses how well the objectives were met, and discusses the potential for future research All essays must include at least one map and one other graphics (charts, tables, etc.). These must be placed within the text of the essay, and not at the end as appendices. Time Management Managing your time effectively is a very valuable and necessary skill to succeed both academically and in the work force. The research essay needs to show evidence of well thought out inquiry. The main stages and the suggested time budget for this term research project are as follows:      Question formation and data search – week 1-2 Project outline – week 1-3 Data collection – weeks 2-5 Data analysis – weeks 2-6 Report writing – weeks 6-7 The course presentation provides details regarding the evaluation and academic conduct. THE TERM PAPER IS DUE BY THE END OF THE DAY ON 7 NOVEMBER 2017 2

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A Comparative Geographical Analysis of Two Municipalities

Introduction
It is important to survey the geographical aspects of a region while choosing on where to
raise a family. In ten years to come, some regions will be very different from what they are
today. Comparing different geographical aspects to determine what changes may occur in the
future can help choose a good place to settle for the future. This project will compare two British
Colombia Municipalities (Bowen Island and Grande Prairie) by looking at their population
characteristics and Main Economic Sectors to determine which among the two is a better place to
raise a family within the next ten years.
Bowen Island Municipality
Bowen Island Municipality is located within Howe Sound, just a few kilometers from the
Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, West Vancouver. The municipality has a 52sq km area and a quiet
and rural atmosphere. Its terrain is forested and hilly. The island has two climate zones including
the Coastal Western Hemlock Zone & the Coastal Douglas Fir Zone.
Population Characteristics

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The number of permanent residents was 3,362 by 2006. Bowen has experienced a high
population growth compared to the growth in population in the entire Metro district. (22.7: 15.6)
percent, between 1996 and 2006. Again, the population is quite different from that of the rest of
British Colombia in the sense that it has more people aged between 45 and 65, as well as under
the age of fifteen. Fewer people of the age between 25 and 35, as well as above 75 live here as
compared to the rest of the province. As a result, Bowen as a growing reputation center for both
retirees and families raising young children, attracted by numerous singular benefits. Bowen’s
median age is 46.6 unlike the rest of the regio...

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