Talk through rural/urban and push/pull factors first
To develop general idea of rural as countryside and urban as cities.
Add thoughts on how relationship between the two has changed
How settlements have changed (Rural - Urban)
To know the characteristics of rural and urban
To understand the links between them
To be able to describe their change over time
– using China as example
Spot the difference…how many can you get?!!!
Something that makes people want to leave an
area or country. E.g. natural hazards, no
jobs or disease.
More economically developed country
The movement of people from one place to another in
order to live and work.
Area of open country with a low population density
A built up area with a high population density
Less economically developed country
Something that attracts people to an area or
country. E.g. higher wages, doctors and hospitals
or good schools.
The Burgess model!
What happens as we move out of a city
To land price?
The Rural Urban Fringe
The rural urban fringe is the transitional zone
between the countryside (rural) and the city or
town (urban); where the suburbs extend into rural
The edge of a town or city is not clearly bordered
by a clear line. Density and land use changes
gradually. The urban area still has a great impact
on the rural area and equally, the rural population
travel to use these urban services.
1)Identify the land uses of the rural-urban fringe.
2)Pick these out on your map by drawing an arrow to each land use.
3)Then annotate the reasons why these land uses are found in the
rural-urban fringe…think about SPACE and MONEY
Reasons for the growth of the rural-urban
Why have people moved out to live in rural
areas, in close proximity to the city?
Better quality of life – quieter, less polluted
‘More house for your money’
Increased car ownership and mobility
Communication improvements mean people can
work from home
Commuter links improved
How would these changes affect the function
and layout of these areas?
How have settlements
Create a list of all the changes you can