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Hypotheses 1: Changes in land use have resulted in an improvement in the environmental quality of the Shepherds Bush area.

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How Has the Dominant Land Use Changed Over Time In Part of Your Chosen Settlement? Hypotheses 1: Changes in land use have resulted in an improvement in the environmental quality of the Shepherds Bush area. Hypotheses2: The sustainable management of visual pollution varies according to land use. Justification for Hypotheses 1 When Westfield shopping centre was built and opened on 30th October 2008, Shepherds Bush area has changed since the shopping centre has been built. The shopping centre itself is a very clean area; the attractive, clean design brings tourists from all over the world to the shopping centre. Before Westfield had been built the pollution level was very high, the local residents to Shepherds Bush usually got their low order goods from Shepherds Bush market. Now they can look to find better quality/high quality goods at the Westfield shopping centre. New recycling systems have been put into place, which will make the area cleaner as a whole, also the amount of Recycle/waste disposal bins have increased since Westfield was built. Westfield was built on a brown field site, which is where derelict offices used to lay. Justification for Hypotheses 2 As the Westfield shopping centre has been built, more people travel through Shepherds Bush on a day to day basis. ...read more.

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In the table below, it shows how many cars, lorries and vans had passed and how many pedestrians and busses had passed. Altogether we counted the amount of traffic for one minute. Car Lorry Van Bus People 1 8 1 5.5 2 47.5 2 6 2 0.5 3.5 8 3 1 0 1.5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 14 5 0 0 0 0 8.5 6 0 0 0 0 8 7 21.5 2 16 3 52.5 8 0 0 0 0 1 9 18 1 2.5 3 10 10 0 0 0 0 17 11 0 0 0 0 15 12 0 0 0 0 19.5 Place Number Litter Building decay Pavement Quality Vandalism/graffiti Closed Shops Traffic Total Score 1 5 5 3 2 1 7 23 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 10 3 6 3 6 3 1 1 20 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 7 4 5 4 2 1 7 24 8 2 4 3 2 1 1 24 9 7 4 6 1 1 8 27 10 5 5 7 3 1 1 22 11 6 5 5 7 4 1 28 12 5 7 7 ...read more.

Conclusion

I think my hypotheses 1 is true as the environmental quality has changed in the Shepherds Bush area with new buildings such as Westfield, I know this because of my area of decay table which shows me the amount of pollution in the area. As Westfield is number 4,5 and 6 these numbers are very low, this shows Westfield shopping centre is a clean area. Hypotheses2: The sustainable management of visual pollution varies according to land use. I think the visual pollution has improved since the Westfield shopping centre has been built as new bins and recycling bins have been put into the Shepherds Bush area to try and keep the area clean. Evaluation If I was to do the report again, I would have gone to Westfield on a weekday, and a weekend to show the contrast of people and traffic counts. I will have also gone when to Westfield and collected my result when the weather was better. This could have affected my results as the amount of people that walked during the bad weather could change to the people who walked in the nice weather. I would have also collected more data on the Shepherds Bush market and included scanned maps of the area land use maps, to show the pollution levels and the high, medium or low class shops which were in the area. ?? ?? ?? ?? 26.2.10 ...read more.

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