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Counter-urbanisation is the movement of people away from large urban areas to smaller settlements in
rural areas.

Push Factors Pull Factors
Many people move out of urban areas to escape the Improved communication services make it easier for
air and noise pollution of towns and cities people to live…

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Case Study: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
St Ives in Cambridgeshire is about 70 miles North of London.
The town has grown through counter-urbanisation.
In 1961 its population was just 3,800 and by 2010 had reached 16,400.

It has good road access and rail links to Cambridge and London.
Many people commute…

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