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Urban Environments
Reasons for differing rates of urbanisation
1. LICs are experiencing industrial boom as HICs have- TNCs attracted by cheap labour
and
favourable tax regulations to cities such as Beijing. Jobs pull people from rural areas
and so cities grow.
2. Urbanisation slowing in HICs- large portion of population…

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Lack of adequate open space Tenements enements boarded boarded up up
Traffic Houses Houses needing needing repair repair
High High numbers numbers of of single single Declining industries parents parents
Low incomes
Little Little space space for for children children to to Lack of skilled workers play play
Poor access…

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Urban Environments
HIC Land Use Theory
-Most desirable land in centre (most accessible) -Land most valuable in CBD, so grows
upwards, not outwards -Industry located along main roads -1. CBD: shops, businesses
-2. Transition zone: industry, factories -3. Low class residential (old inner city), uniform
blocks of houses -4. Middle…

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Urban Environments
Core- oldest part, usually contains CBD
Inner-city ring- early suburban area, usually low class, some evidence of old industry
(eg. Mills)
Suburban ring- present suburbs, mostly housing
Urban fringe- countryside being eroded by growing city to provide space for residential
(and some non-residential) use
- Further from core,…

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Urban Environments
Reasons for differing rates of urbanisation
1. LICs are experiencing industrial boom as HICs have- TNCs attracted by cheap labour
and
favourable tax regulations to cities such as Beijing. Jobs pull people from rural areas
and so cities grow.
2. Urbanisation slowing in HICs- large portion of population…

Page 3

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Lack of adequate open space Tenements enements boarded boarded up up
Traffic Houses Houses needing needing repair repair
High High numbers numbers of of single single Declining industries parents parents
Low incomes
Little Little space space for for children children to to Lack of skilled workers play play
Poor access…

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Urban Environments
HIC Land Use Theory
-Most desirable land in centre (most accessible) -Land most valuable in CBD, so grows
upwards, not outwards -Industry located along main roads -1. CBD: shops, businesses
-2. Transition zone: industry, factories -3. Low class residential (old inner city), uniform
blocks of houses -4. Middle…

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Urban Environments
Core- oldest part, usually contains CBD
Inner-city ring- early suburban area, usually low class, some evidence of old industry
(eg. Mills)
Suburban ring- present suburbs, mostly housing
Urban fringe- countryside being eroded by growing city to provide space for residential
(and some non-residential) use
- Further from core,…

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