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Counterurbanisation: the migration of people from major urban areas to smaller urban settlements
and rural areas. It does not lead to suburban growth, but to growth in rural areas beyone the city.

In the UK and other developed regions, this process is more common than urbanisation.
Why does counterurbanisation…

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Shortage of affordable housing in the city
Severe traffic congestion as over half of people working in Cambridge live outside the city
Many skilled workers are unable to move to the city due to the high cost of housing
Potential solutions
'Corridor' or 'finger' development , where urban land is…


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