Characterisitcs of urban areas

the social, economic and evnironmental characterisitcs of urban areas


  • high poulation density
  • large amounts of infrastructure and services
  • large ethinic diversity
  • younger population
  • percieved higher crime rates
  • greater leasure oppertunities
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  • higher percentage in tertiary employment
  • recreational areas/ activites (retail, restaurants and parks)
  • CBD (offices, shops, restaurants etc.)
  • transport links
  • percieved greater employment oppertunites
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  • estuary/ coastal location
  • pollution levels high (air, water, visual, noise)
  • higher land values and higher conjestion levels
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