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Introduction

The location of our coursework was on the city of Huaraz, Ancash, Peru. Location Maps Map of South America Map of Peru Map of Ancash City of Huaraz, our place of research Section of Map of Huaraz Background Information The city occupies large part of the valley bottom & lower slopes at 3000m in the Rio Santa Valley. It is a nodal point between two valleys. It has many mines in the area, including 2 large open cast gold Mines operated by a Canadian Company, since the Andes is mineral rich. Agriculture dominates the landscape, and in 1970, an earthquake destroyed much of Huaraz, so the majority of the buildings belong to that time. ...read more.

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distance from the CBD (noisy, air, litter): there are more people in the CBD, as well as more vehicles and businesses, so the place is more likely to become not clean. - The building height decreases with distance from the CBD: we expected the high buildings to be in the CBD, and the 1-floor houses to be outside the CBD, where the residential area is. - The number of pedestrians decreases with distance from the CBD: the CBD is the most concentrated part of the city, where the businesses, facilities and services are. - Environment quality increases with distance from the CBD: there are lots of green areas outside the CBD, but in the CBD, there are too many people and vehicles, and as a result, the place becomes polluted. ...read more.

Conclusion

of data: building height, level of noisy, amount of litter on the streets, amount of green area, level of traffic, the road quality, the housing quality within the transect that we where given, and the amount of people + vehicles passing a intersection per minute. My transect was from the Cerro Pumacayan at Alameda Grau, up to the Stadium at Av. Confraternidad Oeste. We collected data by using several methods: we annotated the number of floors for each building within the transect, we measured the level of noisy, the amount of litter on the streets, the amount of green area, the level of traffic, the road quality, the housing quality and the number of people and vehicles passing an intersection per minute. These methods were efficiently enough to delimit of the CBD. ...read more.

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