# Examine how the C.B.D (Central Business District) of Belfast changed along chosen transects

Geography Coursework

Aim:

The aim of this investigation is designed to examine how the C.B.D (Central Business District) of Belfast changed along chosen transects, from one side of the city centre to the other.  The study should also mark out the limits of the Belfast C.B.D. and to examine the character of the Belfast C.B.D

For my investigation, I am studying these following areas;

1. High street
2. Donegal Place
3. Castle Street
4. Royal Avenue
5. Castle Lane
6. Ann Street
7. North Street
9. Chichester Street
10.  May Street
11.  Howard Street

Data Collection Procedure

The three class groups studying Geography in Year 11 will be required to carry out measurements and observations along various stopping points on a transect, starting from the middle of the C.B.D (McDonalds) and following a road outwards towards the edge of the C.B.D.  Each transect will be a distance of no more than 1 Km.

Each class will be divided into three smaller groups and with a supervising teacher, will take the measurements shown in the Hypothesis below at regular intervals of 100 metres.  Our class was divided into one group of 10, two groups of 9 and each of them will be given certain transects.

Each class will choose a different transect and at the end, we will pool our results to get an overall impression of how the C.B.D. changes from one side to the other.

Hypothesis

I will be investigating the following 10 hypothesis;

Hypothesis One:  Belfast’s CBD has one street / avenue which has the greatest land value, from which other street’s land value drop.

To measure this, I will be recording the addresses of the shops and I will make an inquiry to the land registry to find out the price of the land.

Hypothesis Two:  Pedestrian flow increases with increasing land value

To measure this, I will be recording the amount of pedestrians in that transect, so I will need to count and record the numbers on a tally sheet.  Also, I will use the information given by the land registrar.

Hypothesis Three:  Shop frontage increases with increasing land value.

To measure this, I will need to measure the length of shop frontage; I will be measuring using a trundle wheel.  Also, I will use the information given by the land registrar.

Hypothesis Four:  Building height increases with increasing land value.

To measure this, I will be ...