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Flashcards in Changing Urban Environments: Parts Of A City Deck (20)
1

A city is SPLIT into how many parts?

4

2

Name the 4 PARTS of a city?

Central Business District.
The Inner City.
The Suburbs.
The Rural-Urban Fringe

3

Where is the CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT located?

Centre of a city.

4

What does the central business district have IN IT?

Shops.
Offices.
Transport routes meet.

5

Why does the CBD have HIGH land values?

There's lots of competition for space.

6

Describe the BUILDINGS in the CBD?

Tall.
Building density is very high.

7

Where is THE INNER CITY located?

Around the city. (CBD)

8

What TYPE of housing does the inner city have?

Poorer quality housing.
High rise tower blocks and older industrial buildings.

9

The inner city can be quite...

Run-down and deprived but there is newer housing.

10

Where is THE SUBURBS located?

Edge of the city.

11

The LAND in the suburbs is what?

Cheaper and its still easy to travel to the centre for work.

12

In the UK and USA what Type of FAMILIES live in the suburbs? why?

Middle-class families.
Nicer environment .
Less crime and population.

13

Where is the RURAL-URBAN FRINGE located?

Right at the edge of the a city.

14

What 2 uses does the RURAL-URBAN FRINGE have?

Urban land uses- factories
Rural land uses- farming

15

What COUNTRIES have wealthier middle-classes living in the suburbs?

France.
Sweden.
Italy.

16

How many people live in the CBD?

Very few people.

17

What is the suburbs?

Housing area found towards the edge of the city.

18

The land use of each part of a city can change over time, what has been built in out-of-town locations?

Shopping centres.
Causing shops in the CBD to close down.

19

The land use of each part of a city can change over time, what has happened in the inner city?

Tower blocks have been removed and replaced with housing estates on the rural-urban fringe.

20

The land use of each part of a city can change over time, where is new housing being built?

On brownfield sites in the inner city instead of towards the edges of the city.

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