Communication, Media and Journalism: COMM 2101: Creative Spaces & Places

Assignment Help

1. Assignment Task

This assignment help is designed to assist with Assessment 1 and Assessment 2 for COMM 2101: Creative Spaces and Places.

The assessments are: 

1. Critical analysis and on-ground audit of a space

2. Group place-making proposal, consisting of a 

a. Group presentation pitch; and 

b. Final proposal plan

Please refer to your Course Outline and Course Learnonline Site for full assessment information.

Plan your search

For your assignment you will need to search for academic references. Start planning your search by:

  • Identifying the keywords in your topic
  • Next think of alternate words for your key words to also use in your searching

Below are some examples of keywords:

Keywords Alternative words
renewal redevelopment, revitalisation, growth, regeneration
urban city, town
sustainability green, "environmentally friendly"
"urban planning" "urban geography"
creative cultural, artistic, creativity
place-making "place making"

For more search tips use the resources below:

Watch: Plan your search (2:26mins)

Read:  Plan your search

Watch: Study Help: Scholarly sources explained (2:22mins)

Library Collection

The Library Collection is a useful starting point in locating academic references. 

In your search, try using

  • double quotes for phrases
  • truncation* to find the plural and other forms of a word
  • connect keywords using ANDOR and NOT

For example

 (place-making OR "place making") AND urban (renewal OR development OR growth)

Using the Refine your results options, you can then choose to limit your search results:

  • to articles from Peer Reviewed publications 
  • by resource type, ie., articles
  • by Date eg 2016 to 2021


Historical archives

Image: South west corner of Hindley Street and King William Street, circa 1910. State Library of South AustraliaB 35176.

There are a couple of websites you can go to to find historical information about the places in Adelaide.

You can also check out our Archival Research Guide for more tips on searching for archival information.

Useful website resources

The information on these websites can assist you with your ‘place-making’ proposal. There are some great resources on these pages and can give you information to think about when re-activating a space, re-imaging a space or creating a place-based "story".

Statistics and Data

Statistical data can be used to help inform your decision making process. You might want to look at various demographic data to determine if your idea is viable for the community. Here is an example of how City of Melville used statistical data. 

Here are some databases where you can search for statistical data

Writing it up

Watch this short video (approx 3 mins) for tips on how to write a report or access the Report writing document at the bottom of this box.

For more help:

Referencing Images

Using images in your presentation or proposal? Make sure you reference or attribute them correctly.

See the handout below for more information on finding creative commons licensed images and how to attribute them correctly:

Referencing support

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.

Other referencing support tools:

  • Referencing forum
    Discuss referencing, exchange advice and post questions and answers about referencing (facilitated by Student Engagement Unit).
  • What do you do with all those references you have found?

    Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.