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Services and retailing Attitudes
Industry and people move out of the CBD People living in small, old houses in areas like Mill Hill
As suburbs grow, the population and industry of the may well be in favour of suburbanisation as they may
inner city declines leaving a poor and often semi hope to be able to move into a newer, more modern
derelict inner city with some of the poorest and crime homes, close to the countryside, where crime is lower
ridden suburbs often inhabited by those at the and there are better schools.
bottom of the socio economic ladder. The City Council may well be in favour as people moving
Old, cramped factories in the inner city into modern suburban homes are likely to be quite well
Land in central areas is more expensive off and therefore pay higher rates of council tax. This
Urban sprawl The countryside is being built over, means the council have more money to spend on
threatening animals and plants. The risk of flooding is improving local services like libraries, social care and
increasing as land is concreted over. Farmland is improvements to run down areas.
destroyed. Villages are eaten up by towns and cities. People already living in suburban estates like Lammack
INNER CITY - Suburbanisation can lead to the decline of inner may not like further suburbanisation. They may fear
city areas as skilled people and businesses move away. that the roads will get busier into Blackburn, the
countryside may be lost as it gets built over and there
will be a lot of noise during the construction. Also they
may worry that local schools will be oversubscribed and
it will be more difficult to send their children to the
school of their choice.
INNER CITY -Suburbanisation means that more buildings are left LA EXAMPLE arrival of electric tramways.
vacant. These buildings might be dangerous, look bad and stop Suburbanisation leads either to the expansion, creation
people investing in the area (inward investment). or extensive use of public transport such as trains as
More houses built many people move to the suburb to live away from the
Old, cramped factories in the inner city city but still work in the city so have the need to travel
Land in central areas is more expensive there. (dormitory settlements)
You have to pay the costs of clearing sites and Congestion on the roads and narrow streets makes life
difficult for lorries
Congestion Suburbanisation causes increased
commuting as people live further from work and public
transport is often too time consuming to use so people
have to use cars. Roads are becoming increasingly
congested, journeys are taking longer.
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INNER CITY - This means that the suburbanisation of jobs leads INNER CITY - Communities are split up and damaged as people
to employment opportunities, leading to lower employment migrate out to the suburbs.
opportunities which lead to a spiral of decline.…read more
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Air pollution - Increased car use is causing increases in
certain types of pollution e.g. ozone and particulates
from exhaust fumes. Increasing numbers of people are
suffering from asthma which is attributed to this.
Urban sprawl The countryside is being built over,
threatening animals and plants. The risk of flooding is
increasing as land is concreted over. Farmland is
destroyed. Villages are eaten up by towns and cities.…read more