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BHASVIC Geography Diverse Places
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The process by which people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds come to interact and intermix, free of constraints in the life of the larger community or nation.
The movement of people and employment from major cities to smaller settlements and rural places located beyond the city, or to more distant, smaller cities and towns.
The modification of a society through innovation, invention, discovery or contact with other societies.
This is the way of life, especially the general customs, values and beliefs, of a particular group of people that are passed on from one generation to next.
Of or relating to some aspect of a population, for example its size, rate of change, density and composition.
A model representing changing rates of fertility and mortality over time, their changing balances and their net effect on rates of population growth.
In the present context, an enclave is a group of people surrounded by a group or groups of entirely different people.
The movement of population within a country, as distinct from the movement of people between countries (international migration).
International migration (immigration and emigration)
The movement of people between countries. Immigration refers to the arrival of people from other countries; emigration refers to the departure of people to other countries.
This is generally defined as an important topic or problem for debate or discussion. Examples would include immigration, racism and climate change.
The average number of years from birth that a person born in a particular year can expect to live. In developed countries, women enjoy greater life expectancy than men by a margin of a few years.
In a narrow sense, the term living space refers to land given over to housing. In its broader sense, the term embraces all that space given over to the day-to-day needs of a population, from work, shopping and leisure to education, healthcare and entertainment.
The outcome of the balance between births (birth rates, fertility) and deaths (death rates, mortality) in a population. Natural increase occurs when births exceed deaths; natural decrease occurs when deaths exceed births.
An individual's or group's 'picture' of reality resulting from their assessment of information received.
The number of people per unit area (usually per km2); i.e., the total population of a given area (country, region or city) divided by its area.
Sense of place
An overarching impression encompassing the general ways in which people feel about places.
Social housing, affordable housing
A key function of social housing is to provide accommodation at affordable rents to people on low incomes. According to Shelter, social housing and affordable housing are one and the same thing. However, some would make the distinction that affordable housing also includes dwellings (usually built by housing associations) for sale at below market prices for first-time buyers.
A complete or nearly complete lack of contact with people and society. It differs from loneliness, which is a temporary lack of contact with other people.
The outward spread of the built-up area, often at lower densities compared with older parts of a town or city. The decentralisation - of people first and then employment - is encouraged by transport improvements.
Short for 'young urban professional' or 'young upwardly-mobile professional' - a young, university-educated adult who has a well-paid job and who lives and works in a large city.
The cultural heritage shared by a group of people that sets them apart from others. Common characteristics include race, history, language, religion and dress
At a national lvevel, this is the nature of the balance between arrivals and departures in a population. Within countries it includes both internal and international migration.
Rural - urban continuum
The unbroken transition from sparsely populated or unpopulated, remote rural places to densely populated intensively used urban places [town and city centres].
The composition of the popullation of a particular country, region or area. Singnificant aspects of this composition are how the population is made up in terms of different age groups and the balances bbetween those groups and between the sexes within them. Other components of population structure include life expectancy, family size and marital status.
Meaning of place
This has two components. 1. The perceptions, associations and experiences of individuals, and 2. the common understanding of a place shared by social or cultural groups.
Families or households go through a sequence of changes in their lifetime, which are particularly significant in terms of housing needs and housing moves.
The idea that societies can or do improve in terms of their social, political, and economic structures. This may happen as a result of direct human action, through enterprise or activism, or as a natural part of the socio-cultural evolution of scociety.
The co-existence of different cultural groups. A sharing of living space by people drawn from different cultural backgrounds.
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