Urban Environments Glossary

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What is Settlement Hierachy?
Settlements ranked by size and population
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What is Threshold Population?
The number of people needed to support a service. E.g. Village Shop - 350. Doctor's Surgery - 2,500. University - 500,000.
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What is the Sphere of Influence and Range?
Sphere of Influence = The area people will travel from to use a service. More specialist services have a larger sphere of influence. Corner shops - nearby streets. Golf shop - upto 10 miles. Cambridge Uni - global.
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What are Low Order Goods?
Convenience goods bought daily or weekly. Usually cheap. E.g. Milk. Newspaper.
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What are High Order Goods?
Comparison goods bought monthly/yearly. E.g
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What is Threshold Population?

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The number of people needed to support a service. E.g. Village Shop - 350. Doctor's Surgery - 2,500. University - 500,000.

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What is the Sphere of Influence and Range?

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What are Low Order Goods?

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What are High Order Goods?

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