characterisitcs of urban environments

some characterisitcs of urban environments and a few key facts/terms about urbanisation i general. this can also be useful for gcse geography

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Characteristics of urban areas
Urbanisation: rising proportion of people living in towns and cities
In poorer nations urbanisation is at a lower level but is growing more
In richer nations, urbanisation is at a higher level but growing slower
Social characteristics Economic characteristics Environmental
High population density High percentage in High land values- taller
tertiary employment buildings, especially in
the CBD
Large amount of Recreational areas with Air and water pollution
infrastructure and retail and restaurants caused by congestion
Cultural variation (ethnic CBD (central business Estuary/coastal river
diversity) district) offices, shops, location
Younger population Transport links
Perceived high crime Higher inequalities
Greater leisure Perceived better
opportunities employment opportunities


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