That Blue Square Thing - Geography Revision

Unit 3 Outline - MEDC City Centres

WARNING! These pages are now very old. They were last updated in 2008 and the content applies to an old version of any geography syllabus currently active in the UK.
I've kept them here because there might be something useful for someone and the general marking principles aren't all that different. But be aware that it's old and out of date (the stuff on the Google Earth page in particular may not work at all)

This is the Paper One unit for 2009. You'll want to be taking a look at the Paper One page then...

> Go to the Paper 1 2009 page

The Central Business District (CBD) is the town centre. This is usually the oldest part of a town, but CBDs have changed a lot in recent years. They now have to cope with more traffic and deal with the closure of old industrial sites.

A lot of the work here deals with issues relating to brownfield sites.

Key Content:

Major Case Studies:

Unit 3 links very well to Unit 4 - the pressures in the rural-urban fringe. In fact, I'd suggest you might want to revise the two areas together.

PDF IconDownload the MEDC City Centres Revision Sheet

KMZ IconDownload the Norwich Placemarks file for Google Earth. Read guidance on using Google Earth on the Google Earth Files page.