World Cities Glossary

Housing and Town Planning Act of 1919 passed to allow the building of new houses after the First World War as 'hommes fit for heros' and which would much later evolve into council estates
Addison Act
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A method of improving conditions in spontaneous settlements in LEDCs
Aided self-help scheme
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Barriada
Peruvian term for squatter settlement
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Housing benefitting from the Public Health Act of 1875 required local aithorities to implement building regulations, or bye-laws
Bye-law Housing
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Usually in the inner city, where the whole urban landscape was demolished before being rebuilt on a planned basis by the council or city government
Comprehensive Devlopment Area
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Migrants moving from city centre slums to estabilshe themselves in shanty towns
Consolidators
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The process of population decentralisation whereby larger settlements lose people while smaller settlements in rural areas and on the city margins increase in population
Counterurbanisation
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The degree to which an individual or an area is deprived of services and amenities
Deprivation
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A high-profile development, designed to encourage investiment in an area and to be a model for further developments
Flagship Scheme
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Cities with a profile of over 10 million
Megacities
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A planning strategy which combine public and private money
Partnership
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Making areas of towns and cities accessible for people on foot only
Pedestrianisation
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The process by which people, factories, offices, and shops move out of the centeral areas of the cities and into the suburbs
Suburbanisation
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Inner city block of flates or maisonettes typically run down / overcrowded
Tenement
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Concerns about the living conditions and care available to residents
Welfare Issues
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Very large cities which are centres of global capitalism, where command and control of the global economy is exercised
World Cities
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An urban area which is experiencing growth and regeneration
Zone of assimilation
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Migrants arriving in an LEDC inner city slum and seeking to estabilsh themselves by finding work
Bridgeheaders
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The heart of the CBD where the large department stores are located
Core
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The outer area of the CBD with smaller shops and offices
Frame
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The process whereby towns and cities which have been experiencing a loss of population are able to reverse the declin and begin to grow again
Reurbanisation
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The rebuilding of parts of a city
Redevelopment
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On the outskirts of an urban area beyond the suburbs where there is a mixture of rural land uses and urban land uses
Rural Urban Fringe
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Housing considered to provide unsatisfactory and overcrowded living conditions
Slums
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The well being of communities
Social welfare
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Areas of makeshift housing built on what is often illegally occupied land
Squatter Settlements
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Long term management of the environment of an area in order to maintain its natural resources
Sustainability
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More than 50% of population live in towns and Cities
Urbanised
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A measure of the relative importance of a centre in terms of the number of services it provides and its accessibility
Centrality
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Luxury Housing block for the elite built for profit
Condominiums
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The decline and closure of traditional industries which leads to high unemployment and delrelict areas
Deindustrialisation
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A process by which the social groups move from one residential area to another, leading to changes int eh social nature or residential areas
Filtering
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The main purpose for which a piece of land or a building is utilisedd
Functions
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A process by which run-down houses in an inner city or other neglected area are improved by relatively affluent people who move there for easier access to the jobs and services of the city centre
Gentrification
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Deisparities/unfairness between different social groups
Inequalities
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The term used to describe the basic facilities and services available to a given area
Infrastructure
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An area of land used as a site fore large-scale waste disposal
Landfill
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A diagram displaying the ideas that form a structure or pattern
Natural Population Growth
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Areas which are geographically remote from a central core region
Periphery
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Approach or plan of attack
Strategies
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The way someone occupies property
Tenure
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Multinational coporations, large buisinesses who oftern have their HQ in a MEDC but have facilities all over the world
TNC
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A planning strategy which involves renovation buildings rather than knocking them down
Urban Renewal
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The uncontrolled spread of built up areas into the countryside
Urban Sprawl
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A method of improving conditions in spontaneous settlements in LEDCs

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Aided self-help scheme

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Barriada

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Card 4

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Housing benefitting from the Public Health Act of 1875 required local aithorities to implement building regulations, or bye-laws

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Card 5

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Usually in the inner city, where the whole urban landscape was demolished before being rebuilt on a planned basis by the council or city government

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