Inward & Outward Urban Growth

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Identifying urban growth


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  • 1. 
    • This is Canary Wharf in London’s East End today.
    • In the 1800s this was the largest port in the world.
    • By 1930s 100,000 people had jobs associated with the shipping in this location.
    • By 1970s changes to shipping forced the docks here to close, and the warehouses that stored goods fell into disuse.
    • By the end of the 1970s, all of the docks had closed and more than 150,000 jobs had been lost.  It was an area of London that was in decline.
    • Over the past 40 years, the population of Canary Wharf and nearby areas has more than doubled and the area has become both a major business centre and an increasingly acceptable area to live.
    • Canary Wharf has become one of Europe's biggest clusters of skyscrapers and a direct challenge to the financial dominance of the city of London itself.
    Although most of the old wharfs and warehouses have been demolished, some have been restored and converted into apartments. Most of the docks themselves have survived and are now used as marinas or watersports centres, though all of the commercial traffic has moved down-river. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban Sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban Renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 2. 
    • This is Magheramorne quarry in Northern Ireland.
    • This location was formerly a cement works and limestone quarry, but it has fallen into disuse and left its environment scarred.
    The owners of this site now propose to develop an activity centre at this location.  There will be a world class cycling course capable of hosting international mountain biking competitions.  They are proposing scuba diving and nature reserves that are designed to attract people to the location as a recreational destination, and set the stage for residential development. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban Sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 3. 
    • This is Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London.
    • Forty years ago Notting Hill was described as a massive slum, full of multi-occupied houses, crawling with rats and rubbish.  The dwellings had come to be occupied by large numbers of Caribbean immigrants competing for jobs and living space with similarly down trodden white residents.
    • In 1958 there were race related riots in this area.
    • Today
      • There is an increase in wealth in the area
      • More houses are being renovated meaning an increase in house prices
      • The area has become more cosmopolitan
      • More property developers are entering the market and investing in more properties.
      • This new found wealth in the area has brought in big chain stores and squeezed out smaller unique businesses.
    The population of this area is increasingly young, relatively wealthy middle class people. The above image is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 4. 
    • This is Calgary from the air.
    • 15 new single-family homes begin construction on Calgary’s urban fringe every day.
    • The city has a footprint the same size as New York City with 10% of the population.
    Over the past few decades Calgary has seen a rapid expansion, mostly to the south, that has consumed prime agricultural land and left the southern edge of the city 25km from the city centre. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Suburbanization

    • D. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban Renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 5. 
    • Between the bridges and to the left of the Brisbane River is Southbank.
    • When Europeans first settled Brisbane in the 1840s this area quickly became the focus and business centre for the new settlement.
    • Flooding in 1893 resulted in the business centre of the city moving to the other side of the river where a penal colony had once operated.
    • No longer the business centre, the south bank came to be used for boarding houses, low class theatres, light & heavy industries and warehouses & wharves to service the shipping that came up the Brisbane River and docked here.
    • With larger and larger ships after WWII eventually the Port of Brisbane was established at the mouth of the river.
    • The wharves and warehouses fell into disuse and the area became rundown.
    • After 40 years, starting with the construction of the Cultural Centre, the south bank is now home to the Queensland Museum, State Library Gallery of Modern Art and Convention Centre. 
    • There is a man-made beach and lagoon and extensive parklands.
    Moving away from the river there are many restaurants and nightspots and just behind them recently constructed residential areas positioned to allow residents to exploit the facilities in the area. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Suburbanization

    • D. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Gentrification

    • G. 

      Urban Renewal

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 6. 
    • This is Paddington in Sydney’s inner east.
    • The area was first developed in the early 1820s by a former convict, entrepreneur and gin distiller.
    • In the latter part of the 1800s many terraced houses (like the ones above) were built to house a growing working population and an emerging middle class.
    • Eventually the area became overpopulated and crowded.
    • It was predominantly a working class area, and by the middle of the 20th century many of the homes were run down and dated.
    • In the 1960’s the area became popular to a creative community who appreciated the older buildings and the old world feel of the antiquated and run down housing.
    • Since then the area has seen a rise the property values as more money is spent restoring the old homes and wealthier professionals move into the area to be able to live in a fashionable neighbourhood close to the centre of Sydney.
    • A vibrant night life has grown up in the area, with a lively music scene and popular restaurants.
    Designer fashion labels and boutiques have replaced linen shops and boot-repair stores. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 7. 
    • This is Manotick, Ontario.
    • Manotick is found to the south of Ottawa on a portion of the Rideau Canal.
    • Settlement near this location began in the early 1800s near a lock on the canal.
    • Once commercial traffic along the canal declined, the population of Manotick declined.
    • In more recent years the population of Manotick has rebounded with many seeing it as a way to live outside the urban area of Ottawa, but close enough to work there.
    It maintains a certain rural charm within striking distance of downtown Ottawa The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban Renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 8. 
    This aerial photograph was taken in the state of Maryland. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

  • 9. 
    This is the interior and exterior of the Woolsheds. They are found in the riverside neighbourhood of Teneriffe in Brisbane. Throughout the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s they were warehouses for wool before it was loaded on to ships and exported. From the early 1900s onwards shipping got too large to come this far up the Bribane River and a new port was constructed on the ocean. These woolsheds fell into disuse and the area became run down. Starting in the 1990s, these and other industrial buildings on the waterfront were purchased, gutted and fitted out as apartments. The new residents of this apartments were mostly young professionals. The image above is an example of
    • A. 

      Urbanization

    • B. 

      Urban sprawl

    • C. 

      Counter-urbanization

    • D. 

      Suburbanization

    • E. 

      Re-urbanization

    • F. 

      Urban Renewal

    • G. 

      Gentrification

    • H. 

      Brownfield site

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