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Land Use Zones Case Study Glasgow. Higher Geography
Learning Objectives Identify different land use zones from the CBD to the suburbs using map evidence to justify your answers. Describe the land use associated with each functional zone.
What are the different land uses in a city? Similar land use zones are called FUNCTIONAL ZONES! Residential Industrial Service – Retail Administrative Educational Transport Medical Financial Entertainment Religious
City Land Use & Maps We will look at the following key parts or “Zones”, of the city using O.S. Maps. 1)CBD 2)Transition zone / inner city. INCLUDES - Low Cost Housing/Industry 1)Medium Cost Housing 2)High Cost Housing 3)Rural Urban Fringe
Glasgow OS Map CBD Inner City Medium Cost Housing High Cost Housing Suburbs
CBD New Development
Characteristics of the CBD The center of the settlement. Most accessible part of the city > Most expensive part of the city – HIGH BID RENT PRICE. High Rise Buildings, MAKING MOST OF THE SPACE. High Order Shops, Offices, Financial Institutions, Universities, Entertainment, Public Admin, Art and cultural centers, Hotels. Focus of transport routes. rail, road and boat. Pedestrianized Streets Grid Iron Street Patterns, Old and new building combined. Named examples, Buchanan Street, Buchanan Galleries, Hilton Hotel, UGC Cinema, Glasgow City Chambers, Central Station, M8, Buchanan Bus Station….
Characteristics of the Inner City Normally located next to the CBD. Industrial Features such as flat land, accessibility – roads, rail, canals, motorways. Large buildings, warehouses, usually with wks, beside it. Old housing – TENEMENTS – used to house the workers in the past > low car ownership had to walk to work. Densely populated, no open space, congested, polluted. Named examples, Govan, Partick, Yoker, Whitinch. In Glasgow this zone stretches linear along the Clyde. Not the same in all cities. Could mention Clydebank.
Medium Cost Housing Moving away from the CBD. Better quality housing. Less densely populated. Better layout of street pattern. Crescents and Cul-de-Sacs. More open space and gardens. Less traffic, less pollution. Named examples Kelvinside, Kelvindale, Anniesland, Knightswood.
High Cost Housing SUBURBS Cost of travel in reduced and car ownership increases > people move further away from city center. Low density, High cost housing. Bungalows and detached housing. Large gardens, schools, open space, modern street patterns, small shopping centers. Named examples Bearsden, Milngavie, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch.
Rural Urban Fringe New Housing and new Industry. Out of town shopping centres Expanding suburbs. Protected by the green belt.