Changing Urban Environments- Key Words

A model of urban structure for towns in MEDCs
Burgess Model
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Central Business District- the area at the centre of a town or city where the main shops or offices are found.
CBD
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Goods that are expensive and not bought frequently.
Comparison Goods
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Goods that are cheap and bought frequently.
Convenience Goods
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The regeneration of an area in a city to attract young urban environments.
Gentrification
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An area of open space around a city which is protected from development, to stop the city spreading further.
Green Belt
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The urban zone located outside the CBD in MEDCs.
Inner City
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Where a town or city meets the countryside.
Rural-Urban fringe.
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Areas of poor housing, lacking facilities, which develop in unfavourable sites outside the CBD in LEDCs.
Shanty Town
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A mainly residential area, located outside the inner city in MEDCs.
Suburb
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An illegal settlement
Squatter settlement.
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A simplified diagram of the land use of a town or city.
Urban Model
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Clearance and building of old inner city zones.
Urban Redevelopment
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Improving old inner city areas, without knocking down or clearing.
Urban Renewal
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An increase in the percentage of people living in towns and cities, compared to rural areas.
Urbanisation
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A young professional, who earns a good wage and lives in the city.
Yuppie
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An area which has been built on before and can now be redeveloped.
Brownfield Site.
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Meeting the needs of the people of tomorrow without compromising the oppourtunities of people in the future.
Sustainable
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The introduction of a damaging substance to the environment.
Pollution
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Central Business District- the area at the centre of a town or city where the main shops or offices are found.

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CBD

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Goods that are expensive and not bought frequently.

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Card 4

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Goods that are cheap and bought frequently.

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Card 5

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The regeneration of an area in a city to attract young urban environments.

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