Urban And Rural Population Change

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Urban And Rural Population Change

  1. 1. Urban and Rural Population Change<br />AS Geography<br />
  2. 2. Urban Change<br />How do we think a town develops?<br />Towns for develop for several reasons<br />However most can be categorised into several ways.<br />Defence<br />Crossing point<br />Good land<br />Natural Resources<br />Trade<br />Route intersection<br />
  3. 3. Rural Change<br />Changes are occurring at all levels of development<br />Problems with ageing pop’ns in MEDC’s<br />Problems with young pop’ns in LEDC’s<br />Some areas are losing and some are gaining pop’n<br />Migration, natural change, development all create different types of change<br />
  4. 4. Remote Rural Pop’n in the UK<br />Remote rural pop’ns are declining in the UK whereas accessible rural urban fringe areas are expanding<br />Consequences of Decline:<br />In groups try and think of Consequences of Decline<br />
  5. 5. Consequences of Decline<br />Many of the people left behind are elderly and of limited means<br />Houses bought as second homes, creating a ghost town effect for much of year<br />Deprivation sets in – those left can not move away and lead restricted lives<br />Sense of Isolation becomes pervasive<br />
  6. 6. Consequences of Expansion<br />What do you feel will be the Consequences of Expansion<br />Creation of several small new housing estates, often that locals can not afford<br />Many families have 2 or more cars so there is an increase in congestion, particularly at peak times<br />Villages become dormitory with little life during the day<br />Conflicts occur between locals and newcomers<br />Maintaining rural identity is difficult in an increasingly urban environment<br />
  7. 7. How does all this affect Services<br />On the handout you have been given try to fill in what you think are the missing parts<br />
  8. 8. Case Studies of Rural Settlements<br />Two studies<br />One in decline – Chapel Stile – The Lake District<br />One in expansion – Great Budworth - Cheshire<br />

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