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The purpose of this coursework is to study the CBD structure of a settlement. I chose the town Tervuren because it is located close to the capital of Brussels and it is not a very densely populated area

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Introduction The purpose of this coursework is to study the CBD structure of a settlement. I chose the town Tervuren because it is located close to the capital of Brussels and it is not a very densely populated area which would allow me to get the most precise set of results. Tervuren is located 6 kilometres south-east of Brussels, the capital city of Belgium and the heart of Europe. Tervuren is a small town, with a total area of only 39.92 km� and a population of 20,636 giving a population density of a mere 627 inhabitants per km�. Tervuren is a province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders. The capital of the province Flemish Brabant is Leuven. The town, Tervuren is 18.4 kilometres of Leuven. Relatively close to Tervuren is an international airport, which is exactly 13.7 kilometres north of Tervuren, in the town of Zaventem. Tervuren is located in the green belt of the capital city of Brussels. ...read more.

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It should also have the highest pedestrian and vehicle count. The CBD should be the centre or meeting point of all the transport links, therefore making it the most accessible area. All of this is supported by the Burgess Model. I will identify the CBD of Tervuren by the help of the land use map /booking sheet and transect we made. The land use map/booking sheet will help because I recorded all the different land uses of the different sites and purposes of them. The transect will give more detail. I predict that that it will be situated near the offices, shopping and market area, which is close to the centre of Tervuren. 2. The quality of the built up environment will be higher in the CBD than in the surrounding housing areas. I predict that the quality of the built up environment will be higher in the CBD that in the surrounding housing areas because the CBD contains most high order functions as a result quality built up environment will be higher so town looks more attractive. ...read more.

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We were first divided into groups of three. Our first task was to map the land-use of all the streets on the base map and as a group measure a detailed transect of the Brusselsesteenweg. I then carried out a street quality index at all of the ten sample sites. Our third task was to do a pedestrian count at one site and then do a vehicle count at one site. We then collated all our data, moving on to independent work. For example: analysing data. Land-use key: Code Land Use/colour code S shops (including Post offices and garage showrooms) F financial services (including banks, solicitors, building societies) E entertainment services (including cafes, hotels, pubs, night clubs, cinemas P public buildings (including town hall and emergency services) V vacant and/or derelict R residential (all types of housing) C religious (including churches, chapels, synagogues, mosques) O offices (including the Job Centre) I manufacturing industry (including warehouses) Other if you use this code, remember to record the actual land-use Photo for SQI: Booking Sheet: Left Side of Road Right Side of Road Photo for 4th Hypotheses: ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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