Urban structure in MEDCs

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  • Urban structure in MEDCs
    • The CBD
      • Main roads come together
      • Large shops, offices, cafes, museums and cinemas
    • Inner city
      • !9th century worker's housing in straight, terraced rows
      • Streets close together with little or no green space
    • Inner suburbs
      • Larger 1920-1950s housing with gardens
      • Streets quite straight. Schools and parks nearby
    • Outer suburbs
      • Modern houses and housing estates, with gardens
      • Far away from CBD. Schools and parks nearby
    • New industrial area
      • Close to main roads towards edge of town
      • Industrial estates and business parks built since 1970
    • Old industrial area
      • Along a river, canal or railway
      • Old factories closed and area may look run down

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