Geography- Urbanisation Key Words

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Urbanisation
Is an increase in the percentage of people living in an urban area. EG// A town or city.
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Urban Sprawl
Describes the physical expansion of towns or cities.
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Greenfield Site
Land that has never been built on before.
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Greenbelt
A 'belt' around the area that you can not build over.
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Brownfield Site
Land that has been built on before.
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Gentrification
When redevelopment increases the value of property, often forcing local residents out.
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Urban
Characteristic of a town.
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Rural
Characteristic of the countryside.
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Megacity
A large city with a population of over 10 million people.
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Industrial Revolution
The transformation to an argiculture town to an industralized town.
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Deindustrialization
The decline of industry in an area.
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Urban Land Use
The way we use our land in different areas.
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Urban Morpholgy
Is the study of human settlements and how they are organised.
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CBD (Central Buisness District)
The main area of retailing in a city.
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Inner City
The area near the centre of a city.
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Suburbs
An outskirt of a city.
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Rural-urban Fringe
Describes the area where the town meets country.
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Ethnic Segregation
When an area becomes dominated by a particular race or nationality.
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Housing Segregation
Denying people a house due to them being from a different country.
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Urban Regeneration
Is where the council invest large amounts of money to a city to develop facilities.
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Sustainable
To maintain/preserve something into the future.
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Eco-town
A place that has been built/developed to be enviromentally friendly and sustainable.
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Describes the physical expansion of towns or cities.

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Urban Sprawl

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Land that has never been built on before.

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A 'belt' around the area that you can not build over.

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Land that has been built on before.

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Mr A Gibson

Definitions - crucial to getting those easier marks at the start of questions... here are the ones relating to Urbanisation...

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