Toms Geography Revision 2

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  • Created on: 24-03-18 13:47
Brownfield site
Land that has been used, abandoned and now awaits some new use. Commonly found in urban areas, particularly in the inner city
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Business park
A purpose built area of faces and warehouses, often at the edge of the city and on a main road
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Congestion
When there is too great a volume of traffic for roads to cope with, so traffic jams form and traffic slows to a crawl
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Deprivation
When people lack what the rest of society considers 'normal' such as good housing, reasonable incomes or access to healthcare
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Ethnic Group
A group of people sharing the same characteristics of race, nationality language or religion
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Greenfield site
A plot of land, often in a rural or on the edge of an urban area that has not yet been subject to any building development
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Inner city
The part of the built-up area and close to the CBD, often characterised by old housing, poor service and brownfield sites
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Landuse
What type of building / economic activities exist in an area such as residential, retail or industry
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Land value
The market value of a piece of land; what businesses or individuals preprepared to pay for it (or rent it)
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Mega-city
A city with a population exceeding 10 million
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Planner
A decision-maker whose job it is to decide how to use land e.g. where to build roads, or houses. Planners often decides to conserve area such as Greenfield sites by not allowing development
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Rebranding
Regeneration that also tries to give an area a new image. Rebranding areas often haves names and logos e.g. MediaCityUK in Salford
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Retail complex
A purpose built are for shopping (and often leisure), such as an out of town shopping centre or retail park
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Self-helping (housing)
When people in shanty town/ squatters settlements gradually improve they own housing and surroundings. Often they are helped by the NGO
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Shanty town
An area of makeshift and unsanitary housing, often occupied by squatters (no legal right to occupy).
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Socio-economic group
A group of people distinguished by employment, income and social characteristics such as education and family status
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Social deprivation
The degree to which an individual or an area is deprived of services, decent housing, adequate income and local employment
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Suburbanisation
The spread of low density, often detached or semi-detached, housing around the edges of a city or town
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Urbanisation
The process of becoming more urban, mainly through more and more people living in towns and cities
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Urban Regeneration
The revival of old parts of the built-up area by either installing modern facilities in old buildings (known as renewal) or opting for redevelopment (ie demolishing all existing buildings and starting afresh)
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Card 2

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A purpose built area of faces and warehouses, often at the edge of the city and on a main road

Back

Business park

Card 3

Front

When there is too great a volume of traffic for roads to cope with, so traffic jams form and traffic slows to a crawl

Back

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Card 4

Front

When people lack what the rest of society considers 'normal' such as good housing, reasonable incomes or access to healthcare

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A group of people sharing the same characteristics of race, nationality language or religion

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Preview of the back of card 5
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