Social and economic issues of urban growth

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  • What are urban areas like and why?
    • Characteristics of urban areas
      • Social
        • High population density
        • Diverse culture
        • Younger population
      • Environmental
        • Air pollution
        • Water pollution
      • Economic
        • Good transport networks
        • More secondary and tertiary employment
        • Greater inequalities
    • Land use patterns
      • Factors affecting land use
        • Political
          • Government investment
          • Planning controls
        • Economic
          • Transport routes
          • Value of land
          • Growth of industry
        • Social
          • Mobility of population
          • Religion/ ethnicity
        • Physical
          • Climate
          • Relief
          • Drainage
          • Geology
      • Concentric ring
      • Sector
      • Multinuclei
      • Random
    • South Wales
      • Narrow valies
      • Mining
      • Industrialisation
      • Patterns
        • Rows of terraced houses
        • Sector
        • Strips of land use
    • Sunderland
      • Sector and concentric ring
      • River Wear
      • Industrialisation
      • Expansion of population
      • Authorities biult council estates
      • Current regeneration
    • Manchester
      • Ship canal
      • Agglomeration
      • Industrialisation
      • Regeneration
      • Multinuclei and Sector
    • Buenos Aires
      • Concentric ring
      • Flat
      • Coastal
      • Good access
      • Agricultural hinterland
      • Population of 12.5m
      • Government investment in transport network
      • Grew rapidly after Argentine independance
      • Suburbanisation and sburban intesnification
    • Helston
      • River and valley to the west
      • Gap town
      • Former stannary town
      • Route convergance
      • Former market town
      • Wealhy houses biult in centre
      • Population growth causing suburbanisation
      • RNAS Culdrose brings personnel
      • Segregation of social groups
      • Increase in OOTS
      • Dereliction, decentralisation, suburban intensification, attempt to regenerate, becoming dormitory town

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