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Urban Environments

This topic is included in Paper 1 for International Baccalaureate (IB DP) Geography. Resources to support this topic can be found below.

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Urban Places and Change

A Level Geography

169. London: Contrasting Suburbs

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Suburbanisation and the cycle of urbanisation.•...

A Level Geography

165. Change and Conflict on the Rural-Urban Fringe

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Definitions of the urban fringe.• Case Study:...

A Level Geography

109. Migration Patterns Within Urban Areas

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• The ways in which people move within Cities and the...

A Level Geography

68. Inner Cities

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Models of land-uses in cities.• Changes in inner...

A Level Geography

66. Conflict in the Green Belt

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• What is a Greenbelt and when were they formed?• Threats...

A Level Geography

58. Population Structure of UK Towns and Cities

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• What defines a population structure.• Migration and...

A Level Geography

43. Suburbanisation

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Historical development of the suburbs.• Population...

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19. Residential Land Use

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • The impact of the industrial revolution. • The Classic...

A Level Geography

6. An Idiot’s Guide to Bid Rent

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • A simplified definition of Bid Rent. • An explanation...

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Urban Environmental and Social Stresses

A Level Geography

325. Indian Urban Change and Megacities

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Indian urbanisation.• Population growth.• Indian Mega...

A Level Geography

321. Death of the High Street?

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• The retail hierarchy.• History of recent retail trade...

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297. The Socio-Economic Dynamics of the Brazilian Favela

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Favelas in Brazil.• General characteristics of the...

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211. Mersey Matters! Cleaner Rivers and Urban Re-Branding in Liverpool and Manchester

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Cleaner rivers are the key to urban re-branding in...

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182. Acid Rain: Yesterday’s Problem?

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• What is acid rain?• Acid deposition processes.• Case...

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180. Slum Housing: Global Patterns and Case Studies

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • What is a slum? • Positives and negatives. •...

A Level Geography

121. Urban Problems in Rio De Janeiro

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Rio’s urban problems and their causes. • The...

A Level Geography

111. Waste Management in Cities – Contrasting Policies

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Issues involved in municipal waste disposal.• Waste...

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92. Lagos: A Case Study

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Where is Lagos?• Population growth in Lagos since...

A Level Geography

87. Spatial Geography of Crime

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Mapping crime – how and why.• Burgess’s zone model of...

A Level Geography

69. Management of UK Housing Demand

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Current and future housing needs. • Issues matching...

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68. Inner Cities

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Models of land-uses in cities.• Changes in inner...

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50. Urban Microclimates

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• What is the difference between climate and weather?•...

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41. Deindustrialisation

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • The features of deindustrialisation. • The process of...

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31. Shanty Towns

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Why do people move to Shanty Towns?• ‘Diseases of...

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Building Sustainable Urban Systems for the Future

A Level Geography

4. Urban Waste Management

How do cities manage non-hazardous solid waste?This Article explains ecological footprint and urban...

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11. Age-Friendly Cities

How liveable are cities for the elderly?This Article researches the trends and distribution of...

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411. What is a Sustainable City?

This Geo Factsheet is part of a series looking at what constitutes a sustainable city, with a case...

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295. Milton Keynes 2012 – Towards a Sustainable City

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• What makes MK the fastest growing urban area in the...

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294. Urban Disaster Risk – A 21st Century Challenge

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Urban disaster trends.• What different aspects of urban...

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291. A Sustainable Urban Future – Are Transition in Initiatives the Answer?

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • What are possible earth futures? • What is a...

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258. The Greening of the City – The Cases of Chicago (USA) and Toronto (Canada)

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Features of a sustainable city. • Green strategies...

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237. The Controversy of Eco-towns in the UK

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Locations of 15 proposed sites.• The sustainable...

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218. Ecopolis: Model for Sustainable Cities of the Future?

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• Definitions of Ecopolis.• Background to Ecopolis.•...

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183. Eco-Footprints

In this Geography Factsheet you will find:• The Eco-footprint concept.• The ecological footprint.•...

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178. Leicester - Britain’s First Environment City

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Leicester fact file: History and growth. • What is...

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155. Sustainable Urban Transport in Italy

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Transport management problems in Florence and...

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153. Chengdu: Sustainable Development

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Urban growth in Chengdu. • Communist rule in Chengdu....

A Level Geography

151. Sustainable City Management - Case Study of Curitiba, Brazil’s Ecological Capital

In this Geography Factsheet you will find: • Summary of the main features of a sustainable city by...

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PowerPoints

A Level Geography

Unequal Spaces - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Unequal Spaces.

A Level Geography

Rebranding Places - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Rebranding Places.

A Level Geography

Managing Urban Change - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Managing Urban Change.

A Level Geography

Challenges for Urban Environments - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Challenges for Urban Environments.

A Level Geography

Investigating Settlement Change in MEDCs - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Investigating Settlement Change in MEDCs.

A Level Geography

Planning for Sustainable Settlements - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Planning for Sustainable Settlements.

A Level Geography

Sustainable Cities - A-Level PowerPoint

This is an A-Level Geography PowerPoint Presentation on Sustainable Cities.

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Questions and Answers

A Level Geography

Urban Geography Questions - A-Level

These are practice examination questions on Urban Geography for A-Level.

A Level Geography

Urban Geography Answers - A-Level

These are the answers to the Urban Geography practice questions for A-Level.

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