GCSE Geography - Changing Urban Environments Revision Pack

heyy, this is everything you need to know for changing urban environments :) for the exam on friday :) please rate and comment :) thanks x

notes taken from CGP GCSE Geography AQA A Specification

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Changing urban environments

Urbanisation is the growth in the proportion of a country's population living in urban

More than 50% of the worlds population live in urban areas
It is happening faster in poorer countries
More than 80% of the UK's population live in urban areas

Urbanisation is caused…

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Urban Issues

1. Shortage of good quality housing
2. Rundown CBDs
3. Traffic congestion/pollution from cars
4. Ethnic Segregation

Growing populations need more housing
Urban renewal schemes New Towns Relocation incentives

Encourage investment in Brand New towns built to Encouraging people living in
new housing, services and house overspill populations…

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Many urban areas have a variety of cultures

Reasons for ethnic segregation:

People prefer to live close to others of the same background and religion and who
speak the same language
People live near to services that are important to their culture e.g. places of worship
People of same ethnic…

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Involve government and local People pay small around of Funded by local government
people working together to rent for a site and borrow to improve the temporary
improve life money to buy building accommodation which is
materials aimed to improve life
Environmental Issues

Waste disposal problems (damages health + environment)…

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More recycling means Historical buildings and Derelict areas Homes, which Means fewer cars
fewer resources are natural environments that have been generate as much so less pollution.
used. Less waste is are open spaces and used but not energy as they use Use ethanol buses
produced. resources. They should now.…


Mr A Gibson


Four pages of relevant revision materials regardless if the exam board you are studying. A good one to use to create some of your own flash cards or mind maps from.

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