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Exeter c.b.d investigation Exeter city centre displays the characteristics of a C.B.D with a core and a frame. Exeter is a large city in the south west of England in the county of Devon. It is situated in mid Devon. It is the regional capital of Devon and has over 115,000 citizens .Its has a large sphere of influence and many large retail sites and has a local government. It is approximately 40miles from Plymouth the river exe runs directly through the city. The M5 motorway assists Exeter with most of it communications and trade. A c.b.d is the central part of a city where the commercial centre is situated including a core and a frame. The characteristics of a c.b.d would be containing shops, offices and financial institutions. There is usually many busy transport systems containing busses and trains, buildings tend to be tall and high density. The C.B.D is densely populated. A core frame model is a good way of depicting the difference between the core and the frame of a city. A core frame model depicts different areas of a city .The core is the main part including shops offices and catering companies ,this would include places like the high street where most shopping a retail purchases take place. A frame includes more small independent shops and offices, the frame usually includes out roads that people can use to enter of exit the main core of the city. ...read more.

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We carried this out by visiting the office and asking relevant questions about the new development, we collected many leaflets and letter to help us to fully understand the changes taking place. Data presentation clothing 24 Major shopping 8 specialist shops 25 furniture 2 personal shops 2 catering 1 proffesional servives 10 public services 2 change 1 convienience 5 clothing 3 major shopping 4 conveinence 1 Specialist shops 3 personal shops 9 catering 13 professional services 5 public bulidings 3 change 2 residential 1 (exel) Data interpretation The land use maps showed that in the high street there were a high percentage of clothing shops , specialist shops and major shopping units. This is because it is in the core of Exeter and is the most popular part of the core frame. There seems to be large clusters of similar shops together this is perhaps because of the competition within the high street ,which is very common in the core part of a city. This largely contrasts to queens street where there are far less clothing and major shops than in the high street. The highest type is catering services. Showing fewer attractions for busy shoppers and proves that queen street is a less populated part of the city-the frame. There are more personal shops in Queens Street such a solicitors and estate agents .This again shows more characteristics of the frame as it is a less densely populated area . ...read more.

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Environmental quality surveys I think that our method worked well, it was an easy survey to do and quite reliable. It was easy to see which part had more litter /vandalism etc. However we were doing this in a group so some people may find litter more disgusting than others and give different marks according to their opinions. Other factors such as the weather may affect mood of the surveyors. It is hard to compare results that different people have decided on, so it is impossible to ever reach one conclusion. The environment surveys will also change day to day and we have only got a few surveys in a small section of Exeter. However the surveys seem to match up to our predictions and made sense according to the core and frame outlines. If we wanted to improve this method we would have to do the survey over the course of a few days and get many different peoples opinions to come to an average. We would also have to do the survey in different streets around Exeter to get and overall result. Overall it would appear that the core frame model applies to Exeter. We have shown this in all the investigations we carried out. However some of our methods were weak in places and could have done with more time and attention to achieve perfect results. Yet the methods we used and all our findings lead me to believe that the core frame model does apply to Exeter. Vikesh Patel ...read more.

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