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Field Study Geo

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Introduction

Field Study - Richmond Land Use Pattern Studies Aims and Hypotheses Throughout Richmond, there are many different areas used for different purposes, ranging from farming, residential areas, business areas, and even wholesale areas. In order to find out how the lands are specifically used our research group was sent out through different areas in Richmond to record data and inspect what kind of buildings were used for what purpose. After researching the areas in Richmond, the research group and I were able to identify a land use pattern in Richmond which was quite distinct. With Minoru and Richmond center and the surrounding areas we are able to conclude that the CBD area is around Richmond Center. The pattern we had found had shown that the CBD area has residential areas focused nearby and even near the downtown areas closer to Lansdowne. In the residential areas, there are also many services, such as firms, or dental offices allowing the residents easy access to them without having to travel a long distance compared to travelling down the block. Throughout Richmond, there is beginning to have a larger amount of construction taking place, In the CBD area and even in the downtown areas we could see that many foundations had been laid and projects are either taking a start or are already in progress. With all of the services, the residential areas in Richmond we could see that the higher income housing was located closer to the services where as the lower income housing was located further away making the living area less convenient, allowing us to determine where Richmond's Peak Land Value Intersections were located. With our data collected we are able to observe the land use of Richmond. ...read more.

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This would mean that the prices for the apartments on each floor would have high prices meaning that it is in the Peak Value Land Intersection. Map 1.3 Area/Table 1.4 Westminster Hwy; No 3 Road to Cooney Road Name of Business Business Hours Types of Store Canada Money 9:30 AM-6:30 PM Service Suki's Salon 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Service Indus Travel 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Service Kingspark Steakhouse 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Restaurant Allan's Hair Salon 9:30 AM-6:00 PM Service Beauty Gateway 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Service Sun Tong N/A Store Golden Summit 10:30 AM-5:30 pm Store CTC 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Service HILTI 7:00 AM-4:30 PM Service Law Office 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Service Piano Place 10:30 AM-6:30 PM Educational Grand City Tower 9:30 AM-5:00 PM Service Figure 1.6- One of the stores in this area Figure 1.7 - One of the malls in this area As you can see, in this area there are many businesses (Table 1.4) such as stores (Figure 1.6) and malls (Figure 1.7), and not as many residents. This would mean that this is one of Richmond's business districts. Also there is also the fact that people are not only able to get goods from the stores but also eat at the restaurants or acquire an education in specific stores for a specific trade. This would make the buildings in the area have a higher cost to rent or buy. This is due to the fact that in this area to run another business would mean to increase the focus of consumer goods. Although it allows the residents that would come to have easier access to many more different types of specific goods, it will in turn cause the businesses to have a harder time to "fight" for their goods to be bought Map 1.4 Area 1.5 Table 1.5 Saba Road; No 3 Road to Cooney Road Business(es), land use Correlate to floor(s) ...read more.

Conclusion

This is most likely due to the fact that the sphere of influence of the City center plays a great effect on Richmond. Therefore more and more high rises are in progress of being built close to the city center allowing the people in Richmond to have easy access to many things that they would need, such as groceries, electronic or even furniture. With the Construction near the CBD areas we can also see that the city is still developing, but as stated before, Richmond is mainly focused around the CBD where the recreational activities such as Golf are positioned in areas where there are more open space which is farther away from the CBD area. For the businesses in Richmond we can see that we have a large amount of services such as medical services or other things that would include banking, or law firms. We also have a large amount of restaurants as well as well as residential areas. With all of this we can acknowledge that Richmond is quite developed, and the quality of life in Richmond is quite high. Also with the sky train that is currently being built Richmond will further develop due to the fact that there will be many more people that have a much more easier access to Richmond's stores and wholesales allowing Richmond's economy itself to develop to a higher level, and also allow Richmond center's sphere of influence grow even greater. The shopping industry of Richmond would be allowed to expand reaching towards more residential areas allowing easy access to consumer goods for all residents of Richmond. With this Richmond land values will also increase, causing the townhouses', apartments' and especially houses' prices to be increased to a larger number. Word Count: 2030 ?? ?? ?? ?? Eric Siu Block F ...read more.

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