Geography aqa glossary

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Urbanisation

The growth in proportion of people living in towns and cities

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CBD

Central business district of an urban area, where all of the shops and services are.

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Urban form

The characteristics of an urban area

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Spatial pattern

The arrangement of infrastructure in an area

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Migration

The movement of people from one area to another

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Infrastructure

The buildings, facilities, and services that help an area function.

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Conurbation

A region that has several towns, cities and other urban areas that have merged together to form a larger urban area.

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Hamlet

A small settlement

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PLVI

A peak land value intersection is the region within a settlement with the greatest land value

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Bid rent curve

As distance from the CBD increases there is less competition for low so land value decreases.

Shops and offices are in the CBD as they can afford it, industry is close to the CBD but cannot afford highest land prices and housing can only afford low value land so is furthest from the CBD.

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