Flashcards in Challenges of living in an urban environment Deck (29)
Quality of life
The people's opinion on their standards of living.
A large built-up area. E.g. towns, cities...
The growth of urban areas by people moving from the countryside to cities.
A large town or city created by the merging of smaller towns. E.g. Greater Manchester, Greater London, Bos-Wash...
An area of the countryside with small villages and settlements.
The movement of people away from urban areas to rural areas.
The movement of people between different areas out of choice/necessity.
The process of travelling to work. People who live in one place but works in another place far away.
Suburb/suburban land use
The outskirts of a city. What the land on outskirts is used for. E.g. housing, industry...
An area of land around an urban area protected from development to limit urban growth.
Central business district of a city or town with a large concentration of shops/offices.
Area surrounding the CBD. Usually and area of older, denser housing and warehouses.
Urban development involving demolition of existing structures and building of new ones.
Urban improvement scheme that involves upgrading and reusing existing buildings.
Squatter settlement/shanty town
Part of towns or cities (usually in LEDCs) with illegal and low cost self built housing.
'Site and Service' scheme
Housing solution that involves providing land and infrastructure for people to build their own houses on.
Essential services provided for people in their homes or local area. E.g. police, fire department, hospitals, parks...
Type of ownership of a house. E.g. owner occupied, rented...
Type of tenure where the residents legally own the house through purchase or inheritance.
Type of tenure where residents are renting from the council/private landlord.
Organisations funded by government to buy/build housing for cheap rent to people with housing issues.
Classification of house. E.g. terraced, detached, semi-detached...
Classification of people according to their occupation. E.g. professional, skilled, manual...
Facilities for the public provided by the government. E.g. hospitals, parks, community centres...
High/low order shopping centre
Different levels of shopping centres graded by the size of their catchment area and the types of shops it has.
Shopping centre heirachy
The hypothetical classification of shopping centres in terms of their size and importance.
Items can be classified according to whether they are 'everyday goods', 'comparison goods' or 'specialised goods'
`A new, self-sustained urban development.