• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Investigation into Environmental Quality across the CBD in Walsall.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Geography coursework > Investigation into Environmental Quality across the CBD in Walsall. Introduction The investigation for this coursework is set in a town in the West Midlands - Walsall. The aim was to investigate the Environmental quality changes across the Central Business District of Walsall. The investigation will take place from the centre Walsall, which is considered to be St. Paul's Church. The environmental quality of a CBD is very important as it can affect the amount of business in the area of a CBD and it is likely that fewer commuters will commute to the CBD if the Environmental quality is not very good. Aim I aim to investigate the environmental qualities across Walsall's Central Business District and check if my hypothesis is correct. I also aim to explain anomalies, which I may encounter. Hypothesis I hypothesize that as you get further away from the centre of a CBD (St. Paul's Church in Walsall), the quality of the environment will decrease. This is what happens in a normal CBD in UK. This is because the centre of a CBD will normally have fewer cars, as there will not be many roads to give more space for pedestrians therefore the air quality will be better, there will also be more litter bins and therefore less litter. ...read more.

Middle

A numerical figure is used to assess the environmental quality, as that is more suitable in producing a better analysis with graphs and results tables. The following is taken into account when producing each EIV: > Traffic > CCTV/Security > Noise > Litter and chewing gum splats > On street Parking > Graffiti > Litter bins Then a table is filled in - Environmental Quality assessment result sheet. The environmental quality assessment criteria sheet is used to help with the completion of each criterion. The total for each location is then used as an EIV. There is only one environmental quality assessment sheet for each group. The other EIV is then taken from the other groups to give all the necessary EIV points for Walsall's CBD in order to investigate the relationship of the Environmental quality of Walsall. Limitations There are many limitations to this investigation: > Time of survey This is a very important factor when doing this investigation as the quality of he environment for each survey point can change for different times and days of the week. The survey took place about 10 00hr to 13 00hr and there would have definitely have been different EIV's if the survey took place for example on a Saturday afternoon where there would have been more pedestrians in Walsall town centre and therefore the would have been more litter, more noise and more traffic. ...read more.

Conclusion

Graphs for 'Map 1' Map 2 and "Environmental Survey & Distance from centre table" Distance from Centre (m) EIV Distance from Centre (m) EIV 140 54 315 27 260 54 400 27 125 53 465 27 220 45 235 26 345 44 300 26 110 43 185 25 210 43 215 25 370 42 220 25 90 41 320 25 115 41 460 25 225 41 95 24 515 40 185 24 230 39 255 24 260 39 365 24 400 39 460 24 85 38 190 23 210 37 480 23 495 37 275 22 245 36 335 22 125 35 395 22 95 34 430 22 95 34 260 21 255 34 265 21 150 33 270 21 185 33 290 21 285 33 330 21 520 33 140 20 105 32 240 20 145 32 305 20 430 32 380 20 210 31 500 20 215 31 340 19 435 31 340 19 30 30 380 19 95 30 380 19 95 30 395 19 155 30 120 18 210 30 285 18 285 30 385 18 150 29 295 17 260 29 340 17 290 29 430 17 365 29 335 16 425 29 300 15 120 28 365 15 200 28 310 14 270 28 175 13 350 28 430 13 380 28 340 10 380 28 370 6 280 27 320 3 Wayes Choudoury -Page 1 - Geography Coursework 11L ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. An Environmental Quality Survey Of Different Residential Areas

    same time, although the weather was very dull and grey when I went to survey the 10 roads. I did this so that I would not change the interpretation of the road if I went at different times with different types of weather's.

  2. Geography Investigation

    Another reason why I chose Swanage for an investigation is because it is a tourist town. We visited Swanage for the investigation as a tourist. It has many distinct functions as a tourist town. The reasons for these distinct functions could be that the small town is near a beach,

  1. An investigation to find the centre of Huntingdon's CBD.

    Land Use The land use of an area is a very important factor to take into account. I think that the land use evidence points to Market Square because this area is all commercial land use, there are no houses or flats, the buildings are terraced, the street is narrow

  2. Visit to the central Business district of Kidderminster.

    Also the closing and opening times of shops must be taken into consideration. 3. There could have been people near the CBD waiting, or travelling on important routes, for example, people who are waiting for a bus at the buss stop.

  1. In this investigation I will be investigating this hypothesis: Southampton has an important and ...

    Each question will come with a set of choices. A tally will be placed against each option every time it is chosen. There will be 6 questions. The first question will be 'how far have you travelled today'. The answer to this question will tell how far people are prepared

  2. Surveying the ward of Brighton called Seven Dials

    The answers were either yes or no, and I put the data onto two bar graphs: Factors Influencing People's Decisions to Move to Brighton: Factors Influencing Decision to Leave Home Area: The first graph is generally as I expected it to be, with cheaper housing scoring especially highly and friends/relatives not.

  1. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    I obtained these results by conducting a questionnaire. The above graph shows the results for the average distances people are willing to travel to reach both Oxford and Summertown, including and excluding international travels. As you can see, the average distance travelled to reach Oxford is much higher than to reach Summertown.

  2. Windsor Investigation

    Tourism also creates congestion and crowding resulting in competition between the residents and the tourists for available services, facilities, and existing recreation opportunities. Not only does tourism affect society it also brings about negative effects for the environment, it can lead to an increase in litter, noise and pollution along

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work