002 - Crowd-Sourcing Technologies

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

Strategies to build resilience:

- re-shoring of economic activity by TNCs

- use of crowd-sourcing technologies to build resilience by government and civil society


The process of building resilience has the possibility of creating power at varying scales.


Key Terminology

Define the key terms above by using the 'Useful Links' below:

Useful Links

Activity One - Define

The word resilience is being thrown a lot these days but what does it actually mean? Is the meaning any different when it is about an individual as opposed to a TNC? Watch the YouTube clip below and describe what we need to do to be more resilient.

Useful Resource

Activity Two - Resilience and TNCs

As most of you have an Apple device in your bags we are going to focus on what they have tried to do to make themselves more resilient. Building your key products abroad can make you more susceptible to changes in political relationships and even problems along the supply chain. We are also going to explore the impact of the horse meat scandal in the UK. Answer the following questions.

Activity Three - Crowdsourcing

I initially thought crowdsourcing was just a basic poll online about the publics opinion concerning a controversial issue, but that is perhaps an outdate and uniformed view of the power that crowdsourcing can have. We are going to look at the benefits and power behind crowdsourcing in relation to planning for crisis and improving transportation links. Answer the questions below:

App - Waze - Traffic - Every Day Use

Social Media - Facebook - Crisis Response

App - My Shake - Earthquake Monitoring

Exam Style Question

“Mass collaboration is the future of building resilience.” Discuss this statement. [16 marks]

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com