Urban Land Use

Residential areas

What the IBO says you need to know:

  • Explain the location of residential areas in relation to wealth, ethnicity and family status (stage in life cycle).
  • Examine patterns of urban poverty and deprivation (such as slums, squatter settlements, areas of low?cost housing and inner?city areas).
  • Examine the causes and effects of the movement of socio?economic groups since the 1980s.

Urban Land Use Models (MEDCs)

Urban_Land_Use_Models

 

Information on the Leeds Case Study:

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Farrar Chapeltown

The Urban Geography of Leeds an historical analysis of urban development

Land Use Models (LEDCs)

 

Areas of economic activity

What the IBO says you need to know:

  • Explain the spatial pattern of economic activity, the zoning of urban and suburban functions and the internal structure of the central business district (CBD).
  • Describe the informal sector; its characteristics and location in urban areas.
  • Examine the causes and effects of the movement of retailing, service and manufacturing activities to new locations, including brownfield sites.