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Find out if the general characteristics of the CBD's I have studied were put into practise in Cambridge, and to see if Cambridge has a typical CBD.

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Introduction

GCSE Geography Coursework: Cambridge Introduction This year as part of my GCSE course I travelled to Cambridge with the rest of my class to carry out my GCSE Coursework on settlements. On getting to Cambridge, my aims were to find out if the general characteristics of the CBD's I have studied were put into practise in Cambridge, and to see if Cambridge has a typical CBD. To do this I carried out several different surveys of the area. Background Cambridge has been an important British town since Roman times, and the success it has had as a settlement is mainly due to its position on the River Cam. This makes Cambridge a wet-point site, and also a bridging point and a defensive site. It began to establish it self into the religious and educational town we see today in 1209 when a group of religious scholars broke away from the famous Oxford university after academic disputes and settled there. Thus Cambridge is the proud home of many old universities and colleges like Kings College and Cambridge University, arguably the top two in Britain. Today it is also popular for tourism accommodates 3 million tourists each year. ...read more.

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If these readings had been taken at 11:30am on a Sunday then I believe that the results would have been very different. At point number 27 I would say that there is an anomalous result. A pedestrian count of only 90 here does not keep in with the 400+ trend, and though there are a few similar results around it, such as the 107 at point 28, I feel that this result is an anomaly. A possible explanation for this is that there are very few shops in that area, but I think that a more likely one is that the boys took the reading at a point which was not actually on the main road, but down a tiny side street. Of course the boy may simply have got it wrong. The next zone on the Isoline map is coloured orange and deals with pedestrian counts from 300 down to 200. These points are situated mainly near the larger collages meaning I would estimate that the majority of the pedestrians would be tourists. This theory is corroborated by the fact that the highest reading of 270 was recorded at the corner of the St John's Collage, a place of great tourist interest. ...read more.

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Analysis Looking at my chart I can say that my results do support my original prediction, and the height of the buildings does decrease as you get further away from the city. As you can see, right in the heart of the CBD and for the first 150 paces the building heights were very high, with two of them reaching 5 storeys. These buildings will mainly be offices. This is due to the fact that the CBD is where the most business is done, and so everyone wants to have their business there. This means limited space, so developers must build higher to accommodate for the lack of ground area. After these initial tall very buildings, the next 500 paces (Up to 650) the buildings are mainly three or four storeys high, still quite tall. It is when we get 700 paces into the transect, and we meet the first 'open space' that we know we have truly left the high demand area. For the next 800 paces there is much open field, with 12 out of the 17 pieces of land surveyed then were free from buildings. This means that we were now leaving the city altogether, and moving out into the country. At 1500 paces the buildings start ...read more.

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