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Hypothesis on CBD's.

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Hypothesis 1: Graffiti levels decrease as you go away from the CBD Graffiti would be found in areas of low land value surrounding the PLVI (peak land value intersection where the land is of highest value because of less care over environmental cleaning. The suburbs would be relatively graffiti-free. The Burgess Concentric ring Model of Land Use shows this. This picture was obtained from the site: http://www.bennett.karoo.net/images/urban/burgess.gif The reason why there is hardly any in the CBD is because when the graffiti is seen the shop will probably clean it. Also, there are Security Cameras and CCTVs. There is not much security in the buildings in the lower class buildings; also the graffiti will stay there for a much longer time. Hypothesis 2: Pedestrian flows are highest where environmental quality is better Pedestrians like going where there is a better environment, as it is quite attractive. They would go to the area where they feel secure. They would bunch up together in the CBD to buy comparison goods and services and specialist goods. ...read more.

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We scored the graffiti as such: One person from the group gave the graffiti score for all of the transect points. His scoring was as follows: SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 Graffiti None visible at all Isolated and small. It can hardly be seen by passers by There is a fair amount of graffiti that will easily catch the eye There would be substantial wall coverage. One cannot miss it Graffiti dominates all vision. Sometimes, walls are covered The date was Friday at around 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM so the people would usually be in school at that time. This means that there cannot be any more graffiti until the school is finished. So it would not have mattered when the group came in the day. The method was a suitable technique because one person did the scoring, and because of this, he, can make his own mind without other people making their own scale up. This avoids disagreement. It helps to answer the hypothesis by as each different transect point has a certain distance away from the CBD. ...read more.

Conclusion

We scored the graffiti as such: One person from the group gave the vegetation score for all of the transect points. This is because his opinion may be different to someone else's, and he will keep the same scoring system throughout. His scoring was as follows: SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 Vegetation Many mature trees in the road - could be lined. Lots of vegetation. Several trees and shrub, that are mainly confined to gardens, and office entrances Scattered trees and shrubs - some places are decorated with some vegetation Hardly any trees visible. Perhaps decorative shrubs locate there None significantly visible The time that I had done this does not matter. However, I did it in the late springtime, so the tree had its leaves etc The method was a suitable technique because one person did the scoring, and because of this, he, can make his own mind without other people making their own scale up. This avoids disagreement. All of these are important environmental factors, if they are all grade 5 or there is lots of litter, no one would come to Croydon. ...read more.

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