Urban Processes

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Centralising? Decentralising?
Agglomeration Growth comes from the N/A
in-migration of people from
rural areas attracted by
better-paid jobs and qualities
of life. More people are drawn
in , generating areas of new
housing. Spatial sorting of
social groups becomes
Suburbanisation Transport developments allow Transport developments allow
(BOTH for loosening of urban for loosening of urban
CENTRALISING/DECENTRALISING) development. People move development. People move
out from the congested core out from the congested core
to housing on greenfield sites. to housing on greenfield sites.
Factories, shops, schools and Factories, shops, schools and
other services follow-Suburbs other services follow-Suburbs

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Counterurbanisation N/A A reaction to life in large cities
sets in. People being to move
out, most opting for dormitory
settlements and commute to
work. Others completely
move homes and jobs to
distant towns. Teleworking
allows people to work in the
most remote locations; some
businesses may follow.
Regeneration Kick started by planners N/A
worried about the demise of
central and inner-city areas.
They work in partnership with
developers to regenerate
neglected/worn down areas
to encourage more people to
move in or visit.…read more

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