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How is Cambridge Similar to Central Ilford?

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How is Cambridge Similar to Central Ilford? The aim of this chapter is to outline and discuss the similarities between two urban areas, Central Ilford and Cambridge, so that a greater understanding of City Centres can be achieved. It will test the hypothesis, not all town and city centres are the same. Results from geographical skills will be used to complete the task.. An environmental survey, questionnaire, land use survey will be carried out for Ilford to compare different aspects. The journey by punt could not be performed, as the River Roding in Ilford is not used for recreation. Cambridge and Central Ilford have many similarities. First of all, the environment in both areas varied across the urban area. Ilford lane scored a total of 19 in the environmental quality survey. This is similar to East Road and St. Andrews Street in Cambridge, as the quality of the environment in these areas was generally poor. These areas are noisy. Ilford lane is noisy because of the traffic, which means that buses, lorries, and cars dominated the roads. Also the vast amount of convenience shops on Ilford Lane means that there are loads of people making noise. This is similar to Cambridge as its main purpose is to take traffic in and out of the Central Business District. The buildings are more functional then attractive. ...read more.

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Also each of the urban areas has a variety of functions. The overall functions change in Cambridge and Ilford but some are also similar. For example, shopping is a major source function in both areas. Overall the environmental quality and land use are similar in Ilford and Cambridge. How is Cambridge different from Central Ilford? The aim of this chapter is to outline the main differences between Central Ilford and Cambridge. The research that was completed will be used to highlight the main differences between the areas and therefore prove the hypothesis 'not all city and town centres are the same'. There are a lot of differences between the two areas. The functions of the two areas are also different because Ilford Town Centre is mainly for shopping and not for shopping and education like Cambridge. The environmental quality and the users are different for Cambridge and central Ilford. There are no tourists in Central Ilford but there are in Cambridge as it is a World Heritage Site, which means that it is a site recognised by the UN of special interest. There are no tourists in Ilford because it has not got the same tourist element as Cambridge. In Cambridge, there is a river, which is used for recreation, and the tourists use it. In Ilford the River Roding is not used for recreation. ...read more.

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The users may have been different if the survey was conducted during school time and not lunchtime when people are looking for a place to eat. The overall answer to the piece f coursework is that not all city and town centres are the same. There are similarities and differences but they are never the same. Evaluation I found this piece of coursework interesting because of the various surveys that we undertook. Some parts were easy because we had to give the environment a score from 1 to 5, and this was very interesting. Whilst I was conducting the questionnaire, the people were very busy and they were trying to get around quickly. If they had stopped and answered the questionnaire I could have had better results. The best part of this coursework was the land use survey because we had to measure the frontage of the shops and it was fascinating. I found the environmental quality survey difficult at times because the areas surveyed were very hard to judge under the given aspects. If I had more time I would have improved the environmental quality survey to get a better understanding of what Cambridge and Ilford are like. I could do this by looking into the environment more carefully. I also could have surveyed more places. Overall I found the coursework very interesting as I had the chance to see what Cambridge was like and I also got the chance to compare it to where I live. This has given me a better understanding of town centres. ...read more.

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