a)  Outline the recent changes in the character of rural areas in MEDCs <ul><li>How recent is recent?  </li></ul><ul><li>H...
How recent is recent? <ul><li>Define a time scale – last 40/50 years. </li></ul>How rural is rural? <ul><li>Have all rural...
What does character mean? <ul><li>Land use – are we only talking about housing? (Industry/agriculture/commerce) </li></ul>...
b) Examine the factors influencing land use in the rural/urban fringe. <ul><li>MEDC? </li></ul><ul><li>LEDC? </li></ul><ul...
Introduction <ul><li>Lots of different competing land uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Demands on any individual plot may be wide a...
Factors influencing land use in MEDCs. <ul><li>Existing land uses </li></ul><ul><li>Demands on land uses in the rural/urba...
Factors influencing land use in LEDCs. <ul><li>Immigration of rural poor to urban areas – peripheral shanty towns </li></u...
What does the future hold for the rural/urban fringe? <ul><li>Largely dependent upon the nature of any given urban area. <...
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Examine The Factors Influencing Land Use In The Rurban Fringe

  1. 1. a) Outline the recent changes in the character of rural areas in MEDCs <ul><li>How recent is recent? </li></ul><ul><li>How rural is rural? </li></ul><ul><li>What does character mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need to mention what it was like and how it is now? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you thought about both the positive and the negative changes? </li></ul><ul><li>Use case studies! </li></ul>
  2. 2. How recent is recent? <ul><li>Define a time scale – last 40/50 years. </li></ul>How rural is rural? <ul><li>Have all rural areas undergone the same transitions/changes? </li></ul><ul><li>How does East Lothian compare to the southern Borders? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does character mean? <ul><li>Land use – are we only talking about housing? (Industry/agriculture/commerce) </li></ul><ul><li>Social make-up. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic make up. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of the environment. </li></ul>Think East Lothian and Fife!
  4. 4. b) Examine the factors influencing land use in the rural/urban fringe. <ul><li>MEDC? </li></ul><ul><li>LEDC? </li></ul><ul><li>Past? </li></ul><ul><li>Current? </li></ul><ul><li>Future? </li></ul>Don’t forget also that you have to put all of this into an located context – use case studies!
  5. 5. Introduction <ul><li>Lots of different competing land uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Demands on any individual plot may be wide and varied. </li></ul><ul><li>So the resulting land use depends on the inter-play of a wide number of factors. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Factors influencing land use in MEDCs. <ul><li>Existing land uses </li></ul><ul><li>Demands on land uses in the rural/urban fringe (landfill, recreation, shopping) </li></ul><ul><li>Planning controls – what does the Structure Plan state? </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of the land </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to other land uses </li></ul><ul><li>Access to any given area – roads/junctions </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of the land for agriculture. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Factors influencing land use in LEDCs. <ul><li>Immigration of rural poor to urban areas – peripheral shanty towns </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement of peri-urban zone to provide food for urban areas </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of wood fuel for city – leads to difficulties for agriculture and possibility of desert formation </li></ul>
  8. 8. What does the future hold for the rural/urban fringe? <ul><li>Largely dependent upon the nature of any given urban area. </li></ul><ul><li>In declining urban areas there is far less pressure on rurban zones because land is available within the city. </li></ul><ul><li>In growing urban areas all vacant city sites are spoken for within the confines of the existing boundary. </li></ul>

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