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Accessibility
the ease with which one location can be reached from another; the degree to which people are able to obtain goods and services, such as housing and healthcare
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Brownfield site
land that has been previously used, abandoned and now awaits a new use
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Congestion
acute overcrowding caused by high densities of traffic, business and people
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Environmental quality
the degree to which an area is free from air, water, noise and visual pollution
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Ethnic group
a group of people united by a common characteristic such as race, language or religion
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Greenfield site
land that has not been used for urban development
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Land value
the market price of a piece of land; what people or businesses are prepared to pay for owning and occupying it
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Megacity
a city or urban area with a population larger than 10 million
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Poverty
where people are seriously lacking in terms of income, food, housing, basic services (clean water and sewage disposal) and access to education and healthcare. See also Social Deprivation.
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Shanty town
an area of slum housing built of salvaged materials and located either on the city edge or within the city on hazardous ground previously avoided by urban development; I like to think of it as: a slum settlement (sometimes illegal or unauthorized
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Social deprivation
when the well-being and quality of life of people falls below a minimum level
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Social segregation
the clustering together of people with similar characteristics (class, ethnicity, wealth) into separate residential areas
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Socio-economic group
a group of people sharing the same characteristics such as income level, type of employment and class
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Squatter community
see Shanty town
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Suburbanisation
the outward spread of the urban area, often at lower densities compared with the older parts of the city or town
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Urban regeneration
the investment of capital in the reviving of old, urban areas by either improving what is there or clearing it away and rebuilding
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Urban re-imaging
changing the image of an urban area and the way people view it
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Urban managers
people who make important decisions affecting urban areas, such as planners, politicians and developers
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Urbanisation
growth in the percentage of people living and working in urban areas
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land that has been previously used, abandoned and now awaits a new use

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Brownfield site

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acute overcrowding caused by high densities of traffic, business and people

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the degree to which an area is free from air, water, noise and visual pollution

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a group of people united by a common characteristic such as race, language or religion

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