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World cities

Topic Key Theme Resources
World Cities    
The global pattern Millionaire cities, mega cities and world cities.

Economic development and change related to urbanisation.

Philip Allan: 130 -132

Oxford: 151 – 157

Contemporary urbanisation processes    
Urbanisation Characteristics, causes and effects.

 

Philip Allan: 133 – 139

Oxford: 158 – 163

Suburbanisation Characteristics, causes and effects.

 

Philip Allan: 140 – 141

Oxford: 168 – 173

Counter-urbanisation Characteristics, causes and effects.

 

Philip Allan: 141 – 146

Oxford: 174 – 180

Re-urbanisation Characteristics, causes and effects.

 

Philip Allan: 146 – 147

Oxford: 180 – 181

Planning Planning and management issues.

 

Philip Allan: 146 – 147

 

Case studies Contrasting case studies within countries at different levels of economic development to demonstrate the above. Oxford: 164 – 167
Urban decline and regeneration within

urban areas

   
Urban decline Characteristics and causes.

 

Philip Allan: 148 – 153

Oxford: 174

Urban regeneration Gentrification, property-led

regeneration schemes, partnership schemes between local and national governments and the private sector.

Philip Allan: 153 – 159

Oxford: 177 – 180 (182 – 185)

Retailing and other services    
The decentralisation of retailing and other services Causes and impacts Philip Allan: 159 – 163

Oxford:186 – 189

 

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Out of town centre retailing area One case study of an out of town centre retailing

area

Philip Allan: 163 – 164

Oxford: 188 – 189

The redevelopment of urban centres Impacts and responses, including one case study of an urban centre that has undergone redevelopment. Philip Allan: 164 – 169

 

Contemporary sustainability issues in urban

areas

   
Waste management Recycling and its alternatives Philip Allan: 169 – 173

Oxford:190 – 192

 

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Transport and its management The development of

integrated, efficient and sustainable systems

Philip Allan: 173 – 178

Oxford: 193 – 195

 

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