Method 1: Commenting on 2 documents

Stage 1: introduction - Presenting the documents
Similarities: These documents both / these 2 documents / this corpus of documents, deal with the regeneration,that is to say +def redevelopment, renovation, of the Bronx, an inner city neighbourhood, on a local scale in New York City, a major city of the USA, a developed country.
Differences: The article from the New York Times by Jake Mooney published on 24 July 2012 focuses on one redevelopment project while the poster by the Bronx documentary center advertises the 1st annual Bronx gentrification conference taking place on December 7, 2013.
Announce structure: In a first part, I will analyse the pros, that is to say the advantages, of regeneration and in a second part I'm going to describe the cons, meaning the drawbacks, of regenerating this neighbourhood.

Stage 2: Analysing the documents

DESCRIBING - What you see (docs)
Structured & detailed description
INTERPRETING - What you know (notions)
Add & structure definitions of key notions
1. The advantages of regeneration (article)

§P1 A deprived neighbourhood
- Economic problem: 2 abandoned industrial buildings & 1 tow station
=> Environmental damage: wasteland
+ Social crisis: low quality housing + unsafe area

§P2 The planned regeneration
- Eco improvement: shops,
- Social ": low & middle income quality housing,
- Enviro " : gardens & plants

Deprivation in the Bronx:
Economic poverty (income, jobs), social exclusion (education, health, social housing) ; derelict brownfield sites (def) in isolated, segregated neighbourhoods
=> low standard of living (def)& quality of life (def)
Due to economic shift, change: decline of manufacturing economy

An apparently sustainable regeneration:
- Eco growth: low end services
- Social inclusion: mixed housing with amenities
- Enviro improvement: green city, public spaces
2. The drawbacks of regeneration (poster)
- At the top & the bottom: basic information on the conference about gentrification

- In the middle, criticism of gentrification:
high-rise tower blocks probably social housing, deprived population knocked over, smashed by a big strong fist with $ sign representing affluent incomers

The cost of gentrification: return of high-income groups to the inner-city but higher cost of living (more expensive housing) => lower and middle income groups displaced to the outer city

=> In fact, socially unsustainable regeneration creating a more polarised inner city with divide and tensions, conflict between gentrified & deprived communities

Stage 3: Concluding
Assess docs (reliable/biased justified): To conclude, these documents are reliable (full references) ; the article is balanced (shows the positive & negative) so unbiased but the poster is biased as it criticizes gentrification.
Sum-up ideas + Nuance/opening: Both docs show that a deprived inner city neighbourhood can be regenerated to offer a better quality of life but actual sustainably and social inclusion are difficult to achieve causing tensions between communities, which could deteriorate the good image of the renovated neighbourhood. Would this also be the case in another global city like London?