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A Central Business District

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A Central Business District The typical CBD (Central Business District) dominates the commercial and the cultural activity of a city. In many large cities it is immediately recognizable by the tall skyscrapers, the neon lights at night and the high density of traffic, buildings and people. The CBD is usually highly accessible. It is the focus of roads with many bus and railway stations nearby. ...read more.

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The Central Business District is usually at the top of the shopping hierarchy in a city. It contains the widest range of shops and the largest department stores. Shops mainly sell comparison or high-order goods and they draw their customers from a wide sphere of influence. The highest land costs are here. Smaller, more privately owned stores are at the edge of the CBD whilst the large chains of shops are in the centre. ...read more.

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Certain parts of cities have become famous for their entertainment, such as the West End in London. The CBD of a city is not static. It is a dynamic area going through phases of growth and decline. Many CBDs have areas of decay; derelict buildings and run-down shops dominate these areas. Other shops appear lively, smart and successful. All CBDs experience problems of traffic congestion, parking, and pollution as well as those caused by lack of space and shortage of land. ...read more.

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