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Introduction Main aim The main aim of my project is to examine Altrincham and to see how it compares to the Burgess land use model. To do this I will use a vary of different techniques and ideas to examine Altrincham on things that I think relate with distance from the C.B.D http://www.altrincham-scouts.org.uk/images/Altrincham.jpg Sub-Hypothesis In order to carry out this and examine it fully, seven different predictions have been aroused all of which will be compared to the Burgess land use model. The background theories behind all of these sub-hypothesis are orientated from the Burgess model. 1. Housing age decreases with distance from the C.B.D. I believed that with distance from the C.B.D, the housing age would decrease. This is due to the fact that burgess presumed, poorer people live in the internal areas of the city meaning that the wealthier people live in the suburban parts of the city. Normally, the more wealthy people will tend to live in more modern housing unlike the poor people who will generally to live in council flats or old run down houses the conclusion to this theory is that the houses will get modernised as the distance from the C.B.D increases. 2. The amount of green space increases with distance from the C.B.D I also considered that the amount of green space will increase with distance from the C.B.D. ...read more.


He was born in 1886 and was born on the sixteenth of May in Tilbury, Ontario. He then later died in 1966 on December the twenty-seventh. He was educated at the University of Chicago in which he studied sociology (the scientific study of society). He and his partner Robert Park invented the Burgess land use model. He based his maiden model on the city of Chicago, as he believed that is http://www2.asanet.org/governance/burgess.jpg The Burgess land use model was a layout of how Burgess presumed a city would be dispersed. It was laid out into rings with the centre ring being the C.B.D. This is the central business district or the town centre. Burgess believed that centre of a city is characterised by the functions of shops, offices, and other administrative services. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/images/burgess_model.gif He believed that secondary ring would be filled by the industrial estates also known as the transition zone. In which all of the factories and industrial estates will be constructed, and sometime include office and residential areas that await renovation. He believed that the third ring consisted of the lower class residential and those who are on a low income. These areas are normally crammed with houses down each road making it a very densely populated area, but noticeably all of the houses have the same design and layout. ...read more.


As time passed the railway developed and more stations were built and by the 1860s, hundreds of railway stations were built producing paths to many different places. In the 1900s a startling surge of people flooded the city. There was a population increase of 4411 people in just 10 years from 1901 - 1910. This was an increase of 35 %. This was due to the amount of factories that were built in the recent years. Due to the wars, there were not many significant alterations to Altrincham during the 1900s. There are still many aspects left of Altrincham in its older days. For example the market place and the town hall are still erect and are still there to see today . http://althistsoc.users.btopenworld.com/tourp1.html http://images.francisfrith.com/c10/450/28/altrincham_49667.jpg Altrincham Today http://www.ufo-blog.com/images/Sep_07/bowdon-trafford_close.jpg Altrincham can be found in greater Manchester narrowly southwest of the city centre by 4.2 and marginally south of the river Mersey by 7.7 miles. The current population is around 67000.It I known as one of the four main urban areas in Trafford. There are many different attractions such as Stamford Park dedicated to Altrincham by the earl of Stamford. There is also the old market place. Altrincham is also well known for its transport. It holds frequent metrolink services in which arrive every six minutes and run from 7:15 a.m and 18:30 and every 12 minutes throughout the rest of the day. This therefore concludes my introduction of Altrincham. ...read more.

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