GCSE Geography: Living Spaces - Key Words

Edexcel, GCSE Geography B, People and the Planet, Living Spaces - Key Words

Counter urbanisation
Devolution of population from large urban areas to smaller ones or rural areas
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Spiral of multiple deprivations
Where poorer people are segregated (separated from richer people) and the quality of housing and services in the area declines
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Eco-footprint
A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems
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Global hub
A major centre of global communications such as an international airport
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Mega-city
A metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people
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Rural-urban migration
People migrating from rural to urban areas
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Urban sprawl
The uncontrolled expansion of urban areas
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Expatriate community
An overseas community made up of non-nationals
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Global city
A city deemed to be an important node point in the global economic system
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Suburbanisation
A term used to describe the growth of areas on the fringes of major cities
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Where poorer people are segregated (separated from richer people) and the quality of housing and services in the area declines

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Spiral of multiple deprivations

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A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems

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A major centre of global communications such as an international airport

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A metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people

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