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Define, if and where possible, the edges of Winchesters' Central Business District.

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Introduction

Contents Topic Page(s) 1. Introduction 2 - 3 2. Land use map 4 - 5 3. Main study- 6 - 9 A blurred edge 6 - 7 Another blurred edge 7 Churches and Car parks 8 - 9 4. Map of people counts and photo locations 10 - 11 5. Pedestrian count results 12 - 13 6. Comparison with Winchester 14 - 15 Introduction The aim of this project is to define, if and where possible, the edges of Winchesters' Central Business District. Before this is attempted it is necessary to understand what a Central Business District is, and how to define it. What is the Central Business District? A Central Business District, or CBD, is the heard of every large built up settlement (usually towns or cities). It includes most of the areas' commercial and retail shops and offices and is usually the densest part of the city, with the highest land prices, and thus often multi-storey buildings to maximise land use. Few people actually live there, but many travel or commute there; particularly tourists, consumers and workers of the tertiary industry. What is typically contained in the CBD and what is not? Areas containing mainly residential are usually considered outside a CBD, though there are often shop owners (and possibly their families) ...read more.

Middle

These I have included inside the CBD, as the historic value of Winchester is one of the things that sites it as a tourist attraction. A lot of Winchester is historically religious (as can be seen by the street names "St. Peters Street"), and the current CBD seems to be ringed by churches and converted church buildings. A bit towards the CBD on St. Peters Street there's a converted church building, now used as a museum. The Winchester Cinema is a converted church, as is a theatre across the river to the bottom right of the CBD. And another church presides adjacent to the police and fire stations, to the right of the top of St. Peters Street. There are many others on the opposite side of the cathedral, And of course theirs the cathedral itself at the bottom of the CBD. Some of these churches I have chosen to include in the CBD, as they are historic and attract tourists, but the converted ones I haven't, nor those surrounded by residential like the one near the police and fire station. Car Parks Car parks in Winchester also swarm to surround the CBD, though not on the other side of the cathedral as the area there is either a) owned by Winchester college or b) ...read more.

Conclusion

Comparison of Winchester with other city models Of the models I compared Winchester with, this bears the least resemblance. Winchester is not surrounded by any of these rings, there are bits of each at various locations around Winchester - for example, high class residential can be found along the end of St. Peters Street, and my land use map showed almost no manufacturing/industry on the edge of the CBD. The sector model is much more like Winchester. The CBD only has factories/light industry along one third of its edge, Though this is still too much. High class housing extends down at one point to the CBD, just as within Winchester, and medium and low class cover the rest. This is also roughly true within Winchester, with council estates not too far away and medium class housing south west of the Cathedral. The multiple-nuclei model, while being the most complex, in my opinion doesn't represent Winchester that much better than the Burgess model. It's designed for larger cities, which means some parts will be included that Winchester does not have - such as more than one business district. The main reason Winchester is fairly difficult to fit to a model, is that it's a predominantly medieval town - meaning that a lot of traditional buildings will be fixed in places that no longer seem relevant, and tourists will be drawn to different areas. 1 1 ...read more.

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