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11Geo Connecting P&P

Revision for SRT

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Globalisation: A globally interdependent set of social, economic, political and cultural processes
Context of an eco-city: The physical surroundings of a city as well as the political and social conditions in which the eco-city is developed.
Urban structure of an eco-city: The physical reality of the city, including the land, GREEN SPACE, public space an buildings
Breakpoint Model: Delimits a theoretical boundary between two competing shopping centres
Huffs Gravity Model: Predicts probabilities of visiting competing shopping centres based on trade area for particular goods and travel time of all competing shopping centres
Critical Infrastructure: Consists of those elements of civil infrastructure that could cause significant disruption to the community if destroyed or damaged
Infrastructure: The underlying framework or foundation of a system
Concentric Zone Model (Burgess, 1939): A early urban model showing series of development zones spreading out from a central point
Sector Model (Hoyt, 1939): A series of development zones spreading out from a central point interrupted by wedges of higher value land
Multiple Nuclei Model (Harris & Ullman 1945): A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a collection of nodes of activities. Most modern cities conform to this model.
Greenbelt: A ring of land maintained as parks, agriculture, or other types of open space to limit the sprawl of an urban area.
Urban renewal Redevelopment and refurbishment of urban areas.
Urban Consolidation: Reusing old buildings for new purposes
Urban Sprawl: The low density expansion of urban areas into the surrounding countryside
Urban Consolidation: Reusing old building for new purposes
Urbanisation: Process of moving from an rural area to an urban area
Urban: Built up areas such as towns and cities with a higher population density than rural areas
Rural: The countryside, has a much lower population density than urban areas.
Gentrification: The redevelopment of run down areas into pleasant, stylish locations
Telecommunications: A combination of digital infrastructure including telephone, internet, mobile phone and cable/satelite TV
Threshold: The minimum number of people necessary before a particular good or service can be provided in an area.
Range: Maximum distance people will travel for a good or service
Created by: H.Durham