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Why is continual (dynamic) change a feature of the central area of major cities?

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Why is continual (dynamic) change a feature of the central area of major cities? Within a city centre or the CBD there is constant change, otherwise known as dynamic change. In all major cities this must occur to enable the city to keep in touch with the developing world, and so that a certain city is not left behind regarding developments. What though is defined as the City centre and the Inner City, and how is this distinguished? In the majority of major cities around the world there is a very debatable definition of the CBD and the inner city. In the example of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the CBD is defined as the heart of the city centre containing the high value properties and usually the retailing and commercial core of the city with the headquarters of banks, building societies and insurance company. On the other hand, the inner city is also known as the 'frame' of the city where rents are rates are low. Cities are a growing place and they can only get bigger and better than what they were say 40 years ago. ...read more.

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In what ways are the economy, social structures and environment of the central areas affected by continual (dynamic) change? In Geography today, we consider a word S.E.E.P in our studies when considering such things as areas being affected by a certain aspect, e.g. CBD affected by continual change. Within this question, we are considering the Social Structures, Economy and Environment but the missing letter is 'P', this is the political. Each of these are considered in such a case and this will be the plan for my answer to this question. With continual change constantly taking place in cities all kinds of people and places are damaged within this process. The social structures of the CBD will be most affected of the four because for example, pedestrianisation of roads and streets. If pedestrianisation is occurring in a CBD and inner city areas, then the public people are going to be a lot happier to a certain extent. With there being no traffic flying through streets, the public generally feel safer knowing that they are not going to be mowed down. In no myself when I go to York, I much prefer it now because the streets are traffic, pollution and noise free and it is much more comfortable and relaxing to shop and look around, enjoying the historical city. ...read more.

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An example of this is Leeds City Centre which is slowly modernising but still suffers from pollution and crime and what have you because of its distinct lack of pedestrianisation, gentrification and decentralisation and so at this moment in time, is a slowly rapidly declining city that needs to be reversed out of the decline to start attracting people back. Environmentally, the dynamic change is a bad thing because of decentralisation. The increase of decentralisation which includes the movement of people and businesses from the CBD and the rural-urban fringe, is destroying the rural-urban fringe because new industrial sites are having to be built which need roads and motorways, also damaging the environment and the visual aspect of the CBD and inner city. All factors of industry, history and businesses are affected by dynamic change in the CBD and inner city areas. These include the economical, political which is missing from the question, environmental and social status, which are being affected either for the good or the bad by this dynamic change, in some cases such as Leeds, this dynamic change needs to occur sooner or later before it enters raid decline. Darren Gladstone. CBD Essay. Mr Wynn. Due 6th Feb 2003. 13C ...read more.

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