• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Examine how the C.B.D (Central Business District) of Belfast changed along chosen transects

Extracts from this document...


Geography Coursework Aim: The aim of this investigation is designed to examine how the C.B.D (Central Business District) of Belfast changed along chosen transects, from one side of the city centre to the other. The study should also mark out the limits of the Belfast C.B.D. and to examine the character of the Belfast C.B.D For my investigation, I am studying these following areas; 1. High street 2. Donegal Place 3. Castle Street 4. Royal Avenue 5. Castle Lane 6. Ann Street 7. North Street 8. Bedford Street/ Dublin Road 9. Chichester Street 10. May Street 11. Howard Street Data Collection Procedure The three class groups studying Geography in Year 11 will be required to carry out measurements and observations along various stopping points on a transect, starting from the middle of the C.B.D (McDonalds) and following a road outwards towards the edge of the C.B.D. Each transect will be a distance of no more than 1 Km. Each class will be divided into three smaller groups and with a supervising teacher, will take the measurements shown in the Hypothesis below at regular intervals of 100 metres. Our class was divided into one group of 10, two groups of 9 and each of them will be given certain transects. Each class will choose a different transect and at the end, we will pool our results to get an overall impression of how the C.B.D. ...read more.


Hypothesis Nine: Street quality deteriorates with increasing distance from the centre of the C.B.D* To measure this, I will be measuring shopping and street quality by using the shopping/street survey index and measure the attractiveness for shoppers in an area of a C.B.D. Hypothesis Ten: Vehicle traffic flow increases with increasing distance from the centre of C.B.D* To measure this, I will be measuring the type of vehicles moving through transects both sides of the road. To measure, I will count and record the numbers on a tally sheet. * Centre of C.B.D. means crossroads at Primark (Castle Street/ Donegal Place) Map of study Area For my investigation, I am studying these following areas; 1. High Street 7. North Street 2. Donegal Place 8. Bedford Street/ Dublin Road 3. Castle Street 9. Chichester Street 4. Royal Avenue 10. May Street 5. Castle Lane 11. Howard Street 6. Ann Street What is a C.B.D? The Central Business District (CBD) is at the heart of any city. It is the part of the city where most business is conducted. The Central Business District (CBD) is generally located in the centre of a town or city with all routeways leading to it, making it the most accessible place in the city. Consequently, it is the most intensively used part of the city and as a result competition for space to conduct business is great; therefore land values are high and only large businesses can locate there. ...read more.


19th Century Belfast was a period of industrialisation (which meant rapid growth) Port facilities were strained and water supply was inadequate. Cotton industry created capital to improve resources In 1800, the first dock was constructed, in 1819; the first stream boat came from Liverpool. In 1823, there was gas lighting, 1830, machines spinning of linen yarn. 1836 saw the birth of Ulster Railway. From 1840's attempts were made to plan part of cities growth. 1851-population was 100,300. . Belfast Today in the 21st Century. Belfast City Centre is Northern Ireland's premier commercial, retail and administrative centre and its future well-being and prosperity are important, not only for the economy of the Belfast Urban Area, but for Northern Ireland as a whole. The C.B.D. plays a vital role as a focus for government, business, shopping, leisure, cultural and social activities, also at the hub of the transportation network. The City Centre has a significant number of assets which provide a solid foundation on which a build a new image for Belfast. The individual and beautiful setting created by the surrounding hills, the Lough and the River Lagan provides a unique context in which the other positive features of the C.B.D. can be appreciated. These include; 1. A compact shopping centre 2. A substantial office district 3. Good cultural and entertainment facilities 4. A good transportation infrastructure 5. A historic street pattern and a legacy of fine buildings and townscape 6. A significant waterfront resource ?? ?? ?? ?? Jonny Goodfellow 12M Geography Project ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Changes in Guilford's Central Business District from 1968 to 2002.

    4 star(s)

    the percentage of car ownership had increased since 1968 and in the modern days that more people could have easier access to the commercial activities in a CBD. Government policies also affected more the commercial and financial activities, when the CBD had became far to crowded, many companies, retailers decided

  2. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    They are proof that the car has been registered to be used or kept on the road, and they show where the car is from, because it is stamped from the dealership/post office, which tends to be the one closest to the car-owner.

  1. Geography Project GCSE

    19 460 B + G % 13 41 35 7 4 100 CATFORD NUMBER 18 15 20 2 9 64 CATFORD % 28 23 32 3 14 100 From the table, FIG 10 above, it is evident that the sets of data show that there are a considerable greater Number

  2. Where is the CBD in Guildford?

    The most obvious group is the chain stores. These seem to duster together right in the centre of the left hand side of the map below. We can see literally a whole row of chain stores on the high street just near the bottom of the map and this seems

  1. Research Question - The Developments of The London Docklands have changed the characteristics ...

    in the city, this lack of education also links to the high crime rates we see in this area which I will speak of later. As there is a lot of residential areas further away from Canary Wharf this shows that less development has taken place there because this requires

  2. Retail Coursework

    retail outlets within Bury's pedestrianised zone, as light green, the colour used to represent clothes shops, dominates over any other colour used to represent retail outlets. This can be seen in a more reliable context in the pie chart on page...

  1. The aim of my coursework, investigating shopping patterns in Brent, is based on answering ...

    location to shop to be rejuvenated into a trendy and hip place to go. Although Kilburn has a long way to go before being fully developed since there are still many pound shops scattered across the high round, on my visit to the site I had the opportunity to view

  2. Case Studies - Population, Settlement, Industry and Environment

    and also contributing to the cholera outbreaks in camps Responses * USA sent in 10,000 troops to help the situation * Temporary camps were set up for homeless people, but cholera outbreaks occurred here. * The port and airports were cleared by American engineers * Wounded were cared for in

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work