The centre of a city/town is known as the CBD (Central Business District)
Characteristics of a CBD:
- expensive parking
- traffic congestion
- tall buildings (expensive land so they build upwards)
- historical buildings
- train stations
- well known brands/chain stores/big dept. stores
Examples of a CBD? Manchester and Birmingham.
Characteristics of an out of town shopping centre:
- free parking
- more space
- less congestion
Example of an out of town shopping centre? Merry Hill
The burgess model is a land use model, in the middle is the CBD, then the inner city, then inner suburbs and then outer suburbs.
Gentrification - the area of improvment from somewhere run down which is then redeveloped. An example of this is Birmingham Inner…