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Central Business District. The centre of a city where shops and offices are found.
A voluntary organisation that helps people without getting anything in return.
People who live in one area and travel to another place to work.
competition (Geography)When different companies share the same customers.
convenience shopping facilities
A shop that sells everyday essentials such as bread, milk and newspapers.
A street that has a half-moon shape.
A building that has been abandoned and is lying empty.
An area of land that has been previously built on and is no longer used.
A house that is stand alone.
The area surrounding docks (a place where ships are located).
Writing or graphics that have been written or sprayed illegally on a surface or wall in a public place.
The area of land surrounding an urban area which has strict controls on what can be built and where.
An area of land that has not been built on before.
A building where doctors and nurses provide health care and advice to the public.
heavy industrial factories
Places of work that make bulky or heavy goods e.g. shipyards and steel works.
An act that is against the law.
informal job sector
Cash-in-hand jobs where people do not pay taxes to the government, eg a cleaner.
land use conflicts
A disagreement over the way an area of land is used.
land use zones
When an area has certain characteristic features within a town or city.
The cost of a piece of land.
An area of land that has been improved by planting grass, trees and other types of vegetation.
Houses are detached or semi-detached with space for gardens and garages.
The customers who buy goods and services.
new business district
An area of large shops, supermarkets and entertainments e.g. cinemas located on the outskirts of a settlement.
new housing zone
An area of modern housing located on the outskirts of a settlement.
A planned settlement built to accommodate people from over-crowded inner city areas after World War Two.
park and ride schemes
Cars are parked at a train station and people travel into town using the train.
A natural landform.
Any new construction on land that has had pre-existing uses.
The gathering and disposal of household rubbish.
To improve an area e.g. by upgrading housing.
A group of large shops which sell bulky goods e.g. furniture.
Roads which by-pass city centres to reduce congestion.
rural land users
People who use the land in the countryside e.g. farmers.
The boundary between a town or city and the countryside.
The treatment and proper disposal of sewage.
A type of informal programme that enables people to help themselves and their neighbours to improve their homes in developing countries.
A house that is attached to another house.
A large settlement consisting of very poor quality housing.
A factory that builds ships.
A collection of shops under one roof.
Very run down areas where people live in very poor conditions. Also called ghettos.
standard of living
The amount of wealth or personal comfort that a person or group of people have.
tenements4/5 storey flats built from sandstone.
Rows of houses all joined together.
When an area has been completely transformed by the refurbishment of the buildings and landscape.
The deliberate addition, removal or change to something.
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