LIVING SPACE How is land use changing?Key wordsUrbanisation• Urbanisation is the physical growth of urban areas as a result of globalchange. An increase in the proportion of people living in towns and cities.SuburbanisationA suburb is a section of the city whose main role is residency for workers ofthe city. Suburbanisation is the process whereby residential sections of thecity expand. Three factors that encourage suburbanisation are:1.population growth,2.lifestyle values which promote large houses with gardens, and
3. The growth of public transport systems and in latter years the car allowing people to travel to work in the urban areas as commuters. Initial growth was linear following the railway lines but areas became in-filled as tram, bus and later the car gave individuals greater freedom of movement.
Regeneration Putting new life into an urban area by improving housing and amenities and attracting new jobs .Central Business District ( CBD )• Middle of the city.• The oldest of the settlement includes a large number of shops,offices and public building.• Difference land uses.• Surrounding CBD – older building, garages and workshops and• some housing.
Transition ZoneA mix of commercial buildings andhousing