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Geography Courcework

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Geography Fieldtrip to Chichester Introduction We are going to Chichester to investigate the layout, structure and land use of Chichester. Chichester is on the south coast, in the county of West Sussex. It is roughly 45 miles from Winchester. Chichester is a largely rural area with a population of over 24,000. The Roman Road of Stane Street, connecting Fishbourne Palace with London, passes through the city centre. The city streets have a cross-shaped layout, inherited from the Romans: radiating outwards from the medieval market cross lead the North, South, East and West shopping streets. Quite a lot of the city walls are in place, and may be walked along for some of their length. In Chichester there is a high bid rent in the centre of the town. This is because land gets more expensive when you get nearer the centre of town. It follows Burgess's theory of the city, which goes: CRD, Inner city, Outer city, Suburbs. As you go further away from the CRD then the prices get cheaper because land becomes less valuable. However this is not true for the suburbs. This is because it's where the families live and the adults can afford to commute to work from a further distance. The nearest major city to Chichester is Portsmouth. Roads that connect it are the A27 and the A259. ...read more.


I will find this data using my questionnaire. Method We went to Chichester on Tuesday 29th April 2008 to get data for our GCSE coursework. Each group, which consisted of roughly 5 people, were situated at equal distance along the main streets, (North, South, and East Streets). My group was situated at the far end of North Street, N4. First of all, we decided to find out whether the Environmental quality will get better as we go nearer the CRD. To do this, we analysed parts of the main streets. We turned out minds to the environment of each area. We looked at: * Litter * Graffiti * Cracked/Uneven paving * Traffic Nuisance * Street furniture (quality & quantity) * State of shop fronts * Vacant/Derelict shops We analysed them to see if they were good or not. Next we wanted to find out if the pedestrian count was affected the nearer we went to the CRD. We did two tallies of the amount of people who crossed our path, both at different times. We took the first one at 10:10 am, lasting for 20 minutes, and ending at 10:30 am. Each pedestrian was put into a category, one being their gender and one being their age. Because we did not know each person's age exactly we had to guess. There were age categories, which consisted of: 0-4, 5-16, 16-25, 50-65, 65+. ...read more.


Age against Money spent This graph shows how much money the different age groups spent. There is a clear trend that more people spend less money and there is a fairly balanced gradient as it goes down, when the money spent increases How did people get to Chichester? This pie chart shows how people got to Chichester that day. I collected the data by asking passers by how they got here. This shows that most people have travelled quite far, because they have used cars, to get to Chichester. A Chloropleth showing the Height of Buildings A Chloropleth showing the Total Pedestrian count during the course of the two Counts. A Graph showing Environmental Quality around the town This graph shows the environmental quality around the town. The higher up the graph it is, the better it is. Winchester in Comparison to Chichester I went into Winchester to see if one of the hypotheses that i drew from Chichester was either correct or incorect in all towns. This is the hypotheses that I used was: * Buildings are taller the nearer you go to the CRD. - Buildings are taller nearer the centre because land costs more because of the bid rent, there for if you build up you can save money. I will mark on a goad map of Winchester the heights of all the buildings in the centre of town. I will put this data onto a chloropleth and using different colours I will be able to establish an answer to my hypotheses. ?? ?? ?? ?? Rupert Madden ...read more.

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