KQ1..Urban Case study 1: Cambridge land use patterns

HideShow resource information
Where is Cambridge located?
It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles north of London
1 of 8
Why is Grantchester meadows situated either side of the upper River Cam-what about houses?
Land at the upper River Cam is liable to flood and so it is left as a natural ecosystem/wetland area. Houses here would be in danger of flooding and so as a result are not built here. The floodplains also protect the city during flood events.
2 of 8
Why is the Railway Station situated out of the city centre?
This is because Uni. as a whole has been able to control developments, they wanted the train station to be far away from the city centre to limit its attraction to students to travel to London
3 of 8
Why is the airport located south-east of the city?
This is because of RELIEF, here the land is much flatter so it is suitable for an airport
4 of 8
Where is the majority of high-class housing located?
The western part of the city has been the largest and most expensive housing-it is AWAY from industry and the railway
5 of 8
Why is there a lot of terraced houses located near the station?
This was where the workers was housed as it was close to the industry and the railway
6 of 8
Why has huge developments been built in central Cambridge (such as The Grande Arcade)?
This is to take advantage of the concentration of people (especially tourists) in this area-high footfall means successful shops
7 of 8
Why is there increasing out of town shops/ services near to Cambridge?
This is to use low land values and serve customers with C
8 of 8

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Why is Grantchester meadows situated either side of the upper River Cam-what about houses?

Back

Land at the upper River Cam is liable to flood and so it is left as a natural ecosystem/wetland area. Houses here would be in danger of flooding and so as a result are not built here. The floodplains also protect the city during flood events.

Card 3

Front

Why is the Railway Station situated out of the city centre?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Why is the airport located south-east of the city?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Where is the majority of high-class housing located?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Geography resources:

See all Geography resources »See all Case studies resources »