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RURAL KEYWORDS






What are the
characteristics
of rural areas?
Rural Settlement In the UK this is defined as a settlement characterised by a small
population, low population density and primary industries. E.g. Great Milton
in South Oxfordshire.
Cloke's Index of This characterises the UK into 4 areas; extreme rural, intermediate…

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Catchment Area or The area from which people travel to obtain a particular service product,
Sphere of Influence or such as the area from which a school draws its pupils.
Hinterlands or Urban
Fields
Range The distance that people are prepared to travel to obtain a good or…

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What are
the social
and
economic
issues
associate
d with
rural
change?
Counter An increase in the population of smaller settlements such as villages and towns
urbanisation caused by migration out of larger urban settlements into them. Eg this happen rapid
in the 1960s in the UK as…

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Urban Sprawl When the town spreads, usually causes green belt to be introduced, to protect the
countryside and stop cities joining. E.g. Oxfordshire has grown in population by 25%
since 1980s.

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What are the
environmental
issues associated
with rural change?
Land Use Change This is a serious environmental problem in rural areas, as previously gree
areas are used for building developments, which causes loss of
biodiversity and greenery and changes the permeability of the ground
increasing the flood risk.…

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How can rural
areas be
managed to
ensure
sustainability?
Sustainability Improving the quality of life while living in the earth's carrying
capacities.
Sustainable Development which meets the needs of the present without
Development compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
needs. This is needed in rural…

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Mr A Gibson

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This is how a glossary should be - succinct and easy to read, you could actually print this out and stick it up on the wall. Too many students lose marks with wooly definitions - use this style to create some others of your own.

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