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    Why did so many people die in the 2010 Haiti earthquake?

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    The area with the most damage, Port-au-Prince, was built on loose sedimentary rock, which amplifies the seismic waves and intensifies them. We can see how much extra damage the loose sediment does as houses that were built on hard rock that were closer to the fault line survived, but houses in Port-au-Prince that were built on loose sediment 15 miles away did not. The focus was only 13km deep so the quake did not lose much energy when it reached the surface.

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    Discuss the negative impacts of Urbanisation

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    This is made even more difficult because these migrant are mostly farmers, non-skilled and illiterate rural people. Very few people make their fortunes, some end up as illegal street sellers, cleaners, waste collectors, domestic servants or odd jobs laborers while the rest must still find ways to eat and sleep while waiting for their chance. With unemployment and poverty, it leads to one of the most obvious effects of urbanization, that is, the growth of slum. and its associate problems.

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    China's One Child Policy Ks3 Yr 9 Geography Assessment Marked 7c

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    He is noted to have frequently stated "with every mouth comes two hands attached". Mao urged the population to grow to such an extent that by the end of his reign China's population would have doubled in size. However, in the early 1960s Mao and the Chinese government began see that rapid population growth (particularly in the cities) was unfavourable for economic and social development. The population was now increasing by 55million every 3 years! They began to reintroduce contraceptives and start to carry out family planning (restraining and encouraging families to have fewer children) in rural and urban areas.

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    Lognor Case Study

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    Also villages like Longnor are attractive to retirees as they are quiet and peaceful, they have places to walk and relax with lots of open spaces and greenery and clean air. They are far enough out of busy cities and younger generations but are within distance of local towns. With so many commuters and retirees buying many of the houses in Longnor, they are raising the prices of all houses in Longnor. Also the houses have doubled in price during the property boom of the 80s and keep on rising.

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    Land Use Change In Northampton!

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    Brackmills is also situated close to the A508. The A508 leads to Milton Keynes and more or less leads into the South East of England. The Brackmills site is fairly flat land with plenty of space for future development. Crow Lane developments are located near to the Billing garden centre mainly because the A45 is just off the developments. The A45 from Northampton goes further north through Coventry and Birmingham. The A45 also goes east of the country to places like Cambridge and Newmarket. The Crow Lane development site is fairly flat and has plenty of space for future expansion.

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    Mexico to USA Migration Case Study

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    Once they are settled they will often rent houses in large groups so that can cut the costs dramatically and easily afford it. They can't stay for long though as eventually they would be caught, so to keep their trail clean they move from house to house as not to alert the police. WHY MIGRATE? People migrate places for many different reasons be it for family or money ect. These reasons can be classified as 4 different categories; economic, social, political or environmental: * Economic migration - moving to find work or to follow a particular career path only available

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    Case Study: Gambias Youthful Population. What are the positive and negative impacts?

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    As many children die at an early age, parents tend to have a large number of children to help with daily tasks, to bring a higher income to the family and to look after the parents when they reach ill health. Gambia has a high birth rate of 40 per 1000 people because of this and in 2003, the average fertility rate was 5.13. What are the positive and negative impacts? Due the high birth rate, falling infant mortality rate and improvements in the level of healthcare available, the population has been increasing rapidly.

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    Migration within a countrys borders have greater negative impacts at their origin than their destination. Discuss.

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    Migration can be shown in diagrams one is called. Lee?s migration model which is a model that shows the push, pull and neutral factors in both origin and destination, the model also shows the restraining factors, which are conditions that you like about the place that you live in that might stop you from moving, these conditions could be social, health, economical, environmental and political, such as religion, family pressures, political differences and national policy. There are many types of internal migration; such as inter-urban which is migration from one urban area to another, intra-urban which is migration within an urban area.

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    Managing Road Traffic in Singapore

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    They had the option to take public transport into the city which were mostly located near the car parks. However, the Park and Ride Scheme was not very successful. This can be shown through the 585 parking lots used out of the 7700 created, which clearly shows that most people would enter the CBD area early or just take public transport.This also shows that the Park and Ride Scheme was not very popular amongst the people. Most drivers found it not worthwhile to leave their vehicle parked outside the city and pay for the parking fees.

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    Development Case Study - Dharavi, Mumbai, India.People want to redevelop in Dharavi as it is situated in the heart of Mumbai, very close to the CBD on extremely valuable ground. Which in their eyes is being "wasted" by using it as a slum.

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    These now dry marshes were perfectly suited for residential use and migrants soon established a colony, first the Gujarat, followed by many others. In the 1920s the area had a large influx in migrants. Dharavi's first ever school was built in 1924 and was the only school there for 40 years. Since then Dharavi has grown rapidly and became less and less spacious and more compact, there have been recent ideas to renovate Dharavi. What is the current population of Dharavi?

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    Geography isle of dogs

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    As the decline hit, fewer Dockers were needed to work and this caused a state of poverty in a minute scale of workers as the only job they ever had was on the docks and a change from that was just not in their interests. Also foreign nations were willing to work more hours for less money and this caused a lack of work opportunities for workers from the docklands area. Location of fieldwork Chapter 2: Methodology In this chapter I will be explaining how my data that I have collected is needed to prove or disprove my hypothesis and aims.

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    Does Halstead Need a Bypass

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    A bypass is a route, which is built to avoid or 'bypass' congestion in a built up town or village, this lets traffic flow without interferences from local traffic, this improves congestion and road safety. There are many reasons for and against the construction of a bypass. Advantages: * Less congestion in town.

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    Epping Forest Coursework

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    Figure 1.0 History Prior to 1878, Epping Forest was used as a burial place, farming area, hunting area and for timber. In 1878 the corporation of London took over Epping's conservation for recreation and paths. They passed the Epping Forest act and Epping was made a protected area. They looked to maintain open space for recreation and maintain Epping's 'natural aspect'. Figure 1.1 - Map of Epping Forest Methodology The First thing I had to do was to take an excursion to Epping Forest to find out the situation.

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    A study of tourism on Bourton-on-the-water

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    The practice of traveling for pleasure. 2. The business of providing tours and services for tourists The effects of tourism are grouped under different headings, these are; > Social impacts > Environmental impacts > Economic impacts. In order to assess impact of tourism on Bourton-on-the-water, I will compare and contrast impact of tourism at Bourton to a town which is not noted for tourism but a similar size, thus being Charlbury. Such a comparison will allow me to highlight the impacts of tourism.

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    Economics Coursework- Traffic Congestion

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    On Sunnybank road every weekday morning there is a lot of congestion as it leads to Leeds and Huddersfield. A problem of congestion is that the journey times of the driver's increase that causes a lot of anger and frustration and in the worst case leads to road rage. With the increase in journey times people can be late for school or work because of this congestion. Another problem would be that there is a lot of pollution created by the congestion. Air and noise pollution are created. There is too much carbon monoxide emissions that let out into the environment, which is damaging to the environment and people's health.

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    Pedestrian Counts.

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    For instance the reading recorded on Market road, showing 419 people passing that point in ten minutes was most probably due to the famous 'Cambridge Market' which lies there. The highest reading of 465 on the corner of St Andrews street was again due to the presence of a great many shops and services. I also note that the time when these readings were taken is also important. The fact that they were taken at 11:30am on a Wednesday morning is crucial as this would be one of the times where the highest density of people would be shopping and working in offices.

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    Changes in Guilford's Central Business District from 1968 to 2002.

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    Guildford had already established itself as an important city in surrey, many major transportation links passes Guildford such as A3, the large railway station exemplify that Guildford has already became an important junction to link up the railway systems in the area. (Details see map illustrating the transportation links of Guildford) Land Use Due to the wealth and fast development of the western world in the 20th century, in the more economically developed UK, commercial and financial activities often dominate the land use in the CBD.

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    Dharavi Slum in Mumbai

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    Living in brick and tin shanty's those who live within the area can expect to be vulnerable to variable and often violent weather, with the structural support of their weak established housing being tested and frequently failing, laying out those within to the elements. This alone leads to many prominent issues, be it that of quickly contracting illness due to weakened immune systems from the wet environment or developing sanitary illness such as the deadly trench foot- caused by consistent ground water and a poor level of hygiene People within the slum are subject to the

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    The demographic transition model accounts for the rise and fall in population, the birth rate, death rate, population size and growth.

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    However, in places like Canada, where the population is around 33,000,000 people, so why does Canada have a low population density? It's because Canada is such a large country, the whole population is distributed very sparsely and there are only 3.4 people in a km 2. Canada is in stage four of the DTM, this means that: * The birth rate is falling * The death rate is low * There is no population growth * And the population size is high and steady.

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    I am studying both the positive and negative impacts of tourism on the Lake District

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    This gives workers more money to spend and so more local shops open and more jobs are created and so on and so on. But as well as positive impacts, there are also many negative impacts of tourism. The first is footpath erosion. This occurs when people (tourists in this case) are walking along a footpath, as they do they wear away the vegetation which loosens the soil and exposes the soil to the elements. Then when it rains the footpath becomes muddy and so people veer to the edges of the footpath to avoid the mud.

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    How can urban living be sustainable

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    A landfill is carefully structured to isolate it from the surrounding environment (groundwater etc). To do this the often have a bottom liner, made out of either clay (called a sanitary landfill) or a plastic liner (MSW landfill). Greengairs landfill site in Scotland is the biggest in Britain and Europe with over 750,000 tonnes being dumped each year. However landfills have two major problems being there is too much rubbish and they releases 27% of Britain's methane emissions. To try and solve this problem, one of the methods used is incineration.

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    Chinas One Child Policy: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    Couples have to apply to be married and to have a child. Parents who have only one child get a "one-child glory certificate," which entitles them to economic benefits such as an extra month's salary every year until the child is 14, free education, priority housing and family benefits. Among the other benefits for one child families are higher wages, interest-free loans, retirement funds, cheap fertilizer and better health care. Women who delay marriage until after they are 25 receive benefits such as an extended maternity leave when they finally get pregnant.

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    Socio-economic and political impacts of climate change in Africa

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    Balling, 1991, with Hulme and Kelly, 1993). Whatever the cause of the warming trend, it provides one benchmark against which we can judge the projections of future climate warming for Africa' All that one needs to look at is the Annual rainfall during the mosts recent three decades to see that there has been around 20 to 40 percent less than was expected around the 1960's. Take extreme years such as 1984 and 1990 where rainfall levels have dropped below 50 percent of what is normally expected.

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