contemporary urban environments key terms (mega city (a city with a…
contemporary urban environments key terms
a city with a population of more than 10 million
a conurbation with more than 20 million
buildings that have been abandoned
an increase in the proportion of a countries population that lives in towns or cities.
an increase in the number of urban dwellers
the movement of people from large urban areas into smaller rural ones
when people move from the inner city to the edges.
a landscape that is developed around protection, survealliance and exclusion
provides employment and a high standard of living and a clean environment for its residents.
meeting present needs whilst meeting needs in the future
the ability to grow without stress
the movement of population and industry from the urban centre to outlying areas.
self contained settlement beyond the city that has developed in its own right
an areas that has suffered decline
influence on a global scale due to financial status and power.
cultural and ethnic groups in a society
the difference between levels of living standards across the economic distribution
people that live away from the population
particulate air pollution
a form of air pollution caused by the release of particles
previously used land
an atmospheric condition that increases with height and traps pollution in the lower layer of the atmosphere
productive land and water required to produce the resources a population consumes.
characteristics that improve the quality of life
the removal of pollutants on derelict land so it can be built on
renovating properties for wealthier individuals.
urban social exclusion
economic and social problems faced by residents
small scale variations in temperature, precipitation, wind, speed and humidity
the reflectivity of a surface causing more heat
dangerous form of pollution that is trapped by the temperature
urban heat island
the zone around and above the urban area that has higher temperatures
wind down narrow streets
wind in a narrow gap decreasing pressure
rainfall management using a natural process to control flooding