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    For my Travel and Tourism coursework I have chosen Marbella as my European destination

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    Marbella is situated in the Costa del Sol, the Costa del Sol stretches from Almeria to Tarifa. The Costa del Sol is a densely populated coast of Andaluc�a. It stretches along just over 150 kilometers of Malaga province and is one of Spain's most popular tourist destinations. All year round, people favor its row of fine, sandy beaches and calm Mediterranean waters. The area's mild climate is a major factor in enjoying the beaches and a wide variety of outdoor and water activities year round.

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    Geography Coursework - Introduction - Centre Of Leeds' CBD

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    In the middle Ages fairs were like markets but they were held only once a year. People would come from all over Yorkshire to buy and sell at a Leeds fair. However many of the people in Leeds made a living from farming. The little town had a population of around 1,000 people as it started around lower Briggate and this is still the CBD today. Over the last several of years Leeds had transformed from a northern industrial centre to one of the most successful vibrant cities in the country as it is thriving in the finance, business and retail sectors as there has been a lot reurbanisation with new flats built in the CBD frame, where it joins the inner city.

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    How successful are the regeneration schemes in Liverpool?

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    * What have they done to regenerate the Albert Docks-How has it succeeded? Liverpool is situated on the West Coast of Britain, roughly 200 miles north west of London. This is a location where is it and some of the regeneration projects that have been completed. Source: http://www.multimap.com Just under a century and a half ago, the industrial revolution, Liverpool was a thriving port importing and exporting from all over the world. In 1846 The Albert Docks opened and many people came to Liverpool to find jobs and a new home. However, because the docks were too small and the wrong side of the country for trade, they started to decline and by the 1960's they had closed and the population had fallen.

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  4. Economics Essay on the change of the demographic characteristics of indonesia

    The combined population of Jakarta, west, central, and east java totals more than 140 million representing approximately 60% of the country's total population. Even though the growth rate itself is not alarming, what concerns Indonesia is the anomalous distribution of the population biased towards Java, Madura and Bali. The rest of the other islands in the archipelago are so scarcely populated forcing the government to undertake structured transmigration efforts. 1 Age Distribution:- 5 Comparing the positions of age distribution pyramid between 2000 and 2010, we understand the following:- * Indonesia has got a young population with an average age of

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  5. Mexico city speech

    The history of Mexico City is as vast as the city itself. The area where Mexico city is located was first called tay-nock-tee-lahn, which was the capital of the Aztec empire in 1440, the Aztec empire was conquered in the 1500's by the Spanish and gained independence in 1821,when it was named Mexico city and has served as the country's capital ever since. Click from this historical map of Mexico city in 1628 we can see the surrounding lakes which have today been drained, evenly spaced agriculture surrounding the city which had good access to the lakes for water, there's a main road running from the farms to the city to get food in quickly.

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  6. Suggest & explain why, within a country, crude birth rate varies over time

    Voluntary polices include spreading information about family planning clinics with funding form the World Health Organization. They reach out to try and persuade the population to keep below a certain number of children. The earliest examples are in India and Pakistan and now Indonesia is following in their footsteps with setting up 2000 family planning clinics. However some governments turned to an involuntary anti-natal policy, Chinas one child policy is an example of this but researchers are realizing today that even though it may have been strict at the time they have come to understand that it has had very little impact on the population at all.

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  7. Chicago Public Housing

    2 In Chicago, there are two categories for public housing: either for the poor or the elderly. The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), founded in 1937, is responsible for all public housing in the city of Chicago. The CHA is a municipal not-for-profit corporation and is run by commissioners who are appointed by Mayor Daley.3 The first turning point marking government involvement in housing for the poor came in the late 1890's when activists worked to enact some of the first tenement laws defining health and safety minimums for slum buildings.4 The first housing projects were made possible by the Public Works Administration and the Federal Housing Act of 1937, which created the United States Housing Authority, a government program which subsidized the construction of low-rent public housing by local authorities.

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  8. Land Use Studies Town and country planning

    * Economic stability, growth and diversification By encouraging economic growth and diversification in rural areas through the planning system, the Government wants to ensure that the quality of life in rural areas is not only improved but is also sustainable, with community involvement in economic activities essential for the long term survival of rural communities. * Maintaining local identities If the local identity of a community is maintained, this helps enhance the intrinsic qualities of the local countryside and, in turn, also helps communities recognise the importance of conserving their local identity.

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  9. land use pattern

    Hypothesis The land use in Slough will be similar to Burgess's concentric circles model of urban land use. Burgess's concentric circles model Taken from google.com The concentric circles model shows that most of the land will be residential. Earnest Burgess developed the model in 1924 and it was based on a study of Chicago city. In the model it showed that the land values increased outward from the CBD. Burgess said that the CBD was the most accessible place in the city. It shows that the factories are built near the lower class housing, so the workers can live near their working places, which would save the costs of commuting for the people with lower wages.

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  10. How far do you agree with the geographer/planner Michael Dear's claim that cities around the world are becoming more like Los Angeles?

    Firstly though, we must become acquainted with Los Angeles and be aware of its location and current status. According to the United States Census Bureau, Los Angeles has a total area of 1,290.6km� (498.3mi�.)1 Los Angeles began as a Spanish settlement called a 'pueblo' and its population grew drastically in the 1800s when gold and oil were discovered in California. The oil discovery meant that by 1923, Los Angeles was supplying just over one-quarter of the world's petroleum, increasing the cities population to over one million inhabitants through people moving to the city due to the newly available job prospects caused by the oil discovery.

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  11. The effects of World Population Increase

    Simon argues that our notions of increasing resource-scarcity ignore the long term declines in wage adjusted raw material prices. Viewed economically, he argues, increasing wealth and technology make more resources available; although supplies may be limited physically they may be viewed as economically indefinite as old resources are recycled and new alternatives are developed by the market. Simon challenged the notion of a pending Malthusian catastrophe: that an increase in population has negative economic consequences; that population is a drain on natural resources; and that we stand at risk of running out of resources through over-consumption.

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  12. How Successful have Policies for managing Urban Settlement been?

    I will then do the same for the London Docklands case study which I will use. I have chosen to compare the two because Cairo is in a LEDC (i.e. a Less Economically Developed Country) whereas London is in a MEDC (i.e. a More Economically Developed country). I will look at how successful these schemes have been, however, it is important to note that just because something is a success for one individual (or party) it does not mean that it will be successful for others.

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  13. Data Interpretation (assignment 1)

    * Aggravated vehicle taking stealing a motor vehicle, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it, and driving that vehicle dangerously, or consequently causing injury or damage to property, including to the vehicle. Theft from a vehicle Where there is intent to steal from a vehicle rather than drive it away. Vehicle interference and tampering Interfering with a vehicle, its contents or anything carried in it. Theft or unauthorised taking of a pedal cycle stealing a bicycle, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of it.

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  14. This briefing is in relation to the Inquiry into Skills Shortages in Rural and Regional NSW.

    This is a good example of how much tafe applicant numbers are increasing in rural areas however not all tafe facilities are able to have the funds to support these numbers such as the above example of Griffith campus. 1Futher research in relation to concerns of skills shortages has demonstrated there is a great need to increase the amount of trained tradespersons in the workforces. This also requires the improvement of retention rate during training to reduce occupational wastage as qualified tradespersons leave the industry.

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  15. Discover whether there is a hierarchy in Leicestershire.

    Prediction: I predict that as we increase in the population of a settlement the number of functions will increase. The reason that I say this is because the higher the population, the more people that can support the function. Therefore more functions are made and also the type of shop changes to generally large stores, for example from a small off-licence to in addition to these also large department store. I also predict that the sphere of influence (the area served by a particular settlement)

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  16. Dear Journal, (Absolute & Relative Location)

    Day 2 - August 3, 2005. I decided for my first real day in Sydney, being a pilot, I would take myself for a scenic flight. Can't let that license go to waste. I took off at a small airfield on the outskirts of Sydney called Bankstown Airport, with a rented Cessna 150 that I'm use to flying, I didn't want any surprises. As soon as I was clear the control zone I turned was about to turn to face Sydney but I couldn't take my eyes off the beautiful Blue Mountain range.

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  17. Report on Characteristics and Consequences of an Ageing Population

    Where has it Occurred and Why Generally, the MEDC's of he western world tend to be prone to ageing populations whereas as the LEDC's of Africa and parts of Asia are the opposite, with these have an increasingly young populations. These trends can be explained accurately using the Demographic transition model. The areas where there is an ageing population such as Europe, the USA, Japan and Russia for example, are all in stage 4 of the Demographic transition model, where are low death rates, and therefore a high life expectancy, but also low birth rates which are sometimes even lower than death rates, with this resulting in an ageing population, which is described under the previous heading.

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  18. Urbanisation In LEDCs

    * Between the ages of 16 and 35, as people in this age group generally have fewer family commitments. * More educated than rural dwellers and more informed about the outside world. Why Do People Leave The Countryside? As with any major population movement, the reasons for the emigration can be divided in to push factor (reasons that encourage migrants to leave the rural area) and pull factors (the aspects of life in the city, which are attractive to the migrants). Push Factors. (Encourage the migrant to move leave the rural area.) Many rural people in LEDC's are farmers.

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  19. Identify the problems that two African countries (not including South Africa) have faced since Independence. To what extent can these problems be fully attributed to Colonization?

    Africa was faced with several problems and challenges, some brought shortly after, and some occurring long-term. Whatever the case, many of these difficulties have affected the lifestyle of Africans today that sets Africa apart from the rest of the world at present. The continent is labeled as being the "Third World". The "Dark Continent". Why? Why is Africa different from the rest of the world's continents? The answer is categorized into three different forms. The reason Africa is diverse to continents such as America, Australia, Great Britain is because it suffers from the problems that it did since its independence, which can be classified into the groups 'Economic', 'Social' and 'Political'.

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    is going to be a geometric series modelled by this preceding equation. Hence, to calculate the population after 8 years of decline, we use this formula and the numbers given: P8 = 2 000 000 (0.92)8 P8 = 1 026 437.746 P8 = 1.0264 million Thus, the fish population after 8 years of decline is 1.0264 million. ii) Rewrite your equation from part (i) using a base of "e". Using this new equation, what is the rate of decline? Why is this different from the rate of decline given originally as 8%?

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  21. Demographic trends in UK - Opportunities and threat.

    According to Andrew Harrop, (2004) Over 100 years there has been dramatic fall in death rate in U.K (www.ageconcern.org.uk). Implications of the above in economy as follows, 1. Patterns of demand changes for age groups which will have the implications for production of gods and service. 2. Pensioners do not work but the burden on those in work will increase to pay the support fro the service like health care via taxation. 3. Older people are less mobile than younger people. The ageing of the population is expected to result in substantial increase in the cost of maintaining health care and pension programs and that is a source of widespread concern.

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  22. Rural development: Strategy for incorporating it into India's overall economic development agenda.

    and private companies (who have the resources and can efficiently utilize conditions) will not only help reduce this imbalance but will have a multiplier effect on the overall economy. Development of Industry sector will play an important role in such a scenario as it can provide a link between rural and urban development. This has been explored further. Also there is a need for development of non-agricultural sectors in a rural economy to hedge monsoon and other agricultural risks. Monetary measures may also have to be taken initially and it may lead to temporary problems like devaluation, inflation etc.

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  23. Using examples discuss Cloke's (2003) statement that the idea of idyllic rurality has 'rendered invisible the seamier side of rural life'.

    all can be misrepresented in the minds of the mass of the population and how do we come to form these views? Representation and Identity These impressions are formed throughout our lives taking data from a huge variety of sources whether they are personal experiences, media imagery, fiction, music, art, advertising or any of the other sources that help to mould our ideas. This idea that we form includes factors such as a vision of the landscape, the economy, the society and its population.

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  24. Are the redevelopment in UK after post war world shifted to on era of urban disorder and uncertainty?

    This has been shift to an era of unstable, unreliable and anti-social behavior (collapse in trust in expert) knowledge systems. Uncertainty about who we are? Uncertainty need to be expert in reading fleeting signs and roles...etc. City dwellers construct their own sense of space, maps of the city. The city is tension between proximity and distance, intimacy and alienation. Distinction between hard cities: material structures, physical infrastructure and the soft city. The soft city is central to individual identity formation, also it hard, the threat of fragmentation neurosis and alienation. Junathan Raban argue the city as we imagine it's the soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, night mare is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps is statistic, in monographs on urban society and demography and architecture.

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  25. Examples of Problems of ELDCs and how they are attempted to be solved

    In fact, Bangkok is one of the most dominant primate cities in the world. The increase in population and modernization brought various problems that Bangkok is forced to deal with at this age. These issues have deteriorated the quality of living to the citizens of Bangkok, which has now become the main concern for the government. The more people that migrate to Bangkok, the worse the situation becomes. The populace is growing so quickly, no one even has time to adjust. Bangkok itself was not planned with much care. This is one of its negativities that lead to a track of other difficulties.

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  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
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  • Referring to contemporary debates about development in East London, discuss the problems of assessing the success and failure of redevelopment through the use of available statistics.

    "Having studied these arguments, it is without a doubt extremely difficult to come to a standard, straightforward conclusion as to the success or the failure of regeneration in east London. The debates that arise over the actual need and appropriateness of some of the changes in the region that the LDDC once surveyed are still very much open, despite evidence to suggest great achievement in some sectors. Indeed, there are concerns about the paths that were followed in the hope of regeneration. The LDDC has now been disposed of, but issues may still be raised as to its equity and democratic responsibility."

  • Famine and hunger have human, not physical, causes. Discuss this.

    "To conclude, famine and hunger are not only cause by human problems, but they also have physical causes behind them. However, the problems in food production caused by physical factors have been magnified by human factors. Countries in Africa and Asia, namely LEDCs, are overwhelmed by the problems brought about by physical causes, as they do not have the money and technology to overcome these causes. However, human causes including social and economic problems have been no help in improving the situation, but have simply worsened it."

  • With Reference To Several Contrasting Cities, Discuss The Challenges And Solutions Of Managing The Urban Environment

    "In conclusion I would say both LEDC's and MEDC's have the same problems but some are on a larger scale than others for example LEDC's have a large housing problem compared to MEDC's. Most of the problems can be solved successful if the government is willing to put in the time, effort and money and the public is willing to co-operate."

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