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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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    To what extent does tourism in Majorca fit the Butler model?

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    The extra tourists attracted by the publicity and people willing to visit somewhere new will lead to the building of new hotels, restaurants, shops and services to cater for the influx of people. Consolidation Stage-As more people visit the resort, the facilities are now fully utilised. At this stage mass tourism replaces what was once the original economic function of the settlement. This may cause some resentment with people in the town who have not benefited from the new industry or from the loss of distinct identity that the settlement held before.

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    Case study: Londons congestion charging scheme-a case study of urban congestion management

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    How is money collected? Drivers can pay the charge in advance or on the day of travel, but if they forget they can pay up until midnight the following day, but will incur a �2 surcharge, taking the total charge to �10. There are several methods of payment, including: * telephone, * text message, * post, * Online or in a shop. Failure to pay risks a penalty charge notice of �100. Groups exempt from paying the congestion charge and those eligible for discounts include people with disabilities, residents living within the congestion zone emergency services and breakdown recovery vehicles, taxis, and drivers of alternative fuel vehicles.

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    China's one child policy

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    The policy was introduced in 1978 and initially applied to first-born children in 1979. It was created by the Chinese government to alleviate social, economic, and environmental problems in China. The policy was established by Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, three years after Mao's death. It was introduced around the same time as the Deng economic reforms. These reforms created a demand for more children to supply workers to increase food production and make more profit. The rationale for the policy is the communist natural emphasis on the whole society rather than individual rights and aspirations.

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    Investigating travel and tourism. Accomodation, transport and attractions.

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    Accommodation For many people to make full use of their leisure and business travel they use accommodation. There are different types of accommodation, which can either be serviced or non-services. Serviced accommodation includes hotels which then depending on the hotel they can provide different services, fully inclusive, full board or half board. Fully inclusive includes everything such as meals, drinks etc. Half board includes two meals usually breakfast and an evening meal. Non-serviced accommodation is accommodation such as a caravan, camping, villa or apartments.

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    Olympic Sites 2012 - how will the globally known Olympic games have an impact on East London and why not hold them in any other area of London?

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    Athletics Olympic Stadium Swimming/diving Aquadome Horse Events Greenwich Archery Camden Town Lower Lea Valley is the area around the river Lea which has been contaminated by old industry and a landfill site which have polluted the surrounding area and river with arsenic, lead, petrol, oil, tar and litter. The jobs available in this section of London would have been limited to the nearby chemical plant, soap factory; petrol factory, varnish factory and textiles factory. These factories would have been around between the time that Britain was developing from primary sector jobs to tertiary sector jobs and have now been knocked down or are unused but their contamination still remains.

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    Population Essay. Does mother earth have the capacity to sustain continued population growth

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    One of them will be due global warming. This is also one of the arguments of Malthus which influences his credo1. Population growth is a very important issue for geographers now a day. These geographers are certainly divided into 2 groups. One group focuses more on the Malthusian-way of thinking and the other support Ester Boserups her ideas, which are more optimistic. Worries about population growth are not new. About 200 years ago, Malthus published a essay called; The Principal of Population Growth. His main arguments in this essay were about the geometrically grow of population, while the resources available to support it tend to grow arithmetically.

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    GCSE Geography Courswwork- Castleton Introduction Part A

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    These Hypotheses were: 1. Is Castleton a 'Honeypot site'? 2. Does Castleton Suffer problems caused by Tourism? 3. How can the problems caused by tourists in Castleton be solved or reduced? I aim to answer these three hypotheses in this piece of coursework. A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. There are almost 7000 national parks in the world. The largest being Northeast Greenland National park with an area of 375,000 square miles. A honey pot Site is a popular Visitor attraction which attracts tourists in large numbers.

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    Does Bourne Need A Bypass?

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    I will compose a questionnaire, which will take place at Sainsbury's and Budgens (5 and 6). Finally I will count the number of cars and spaces at 6 main car parks around the center of Bourne (7,8,9,10,11 and 12). I think Bourne does need a bypass because there is a lot of through traffic and congestion at the main traffic lights. In my opinion Bourne would benefit from a bypass, there would be less lorries and cars making the air cleaner, reduce noise, and danger of accidents. However in the morning there is always a large traffic jam, which a bypass would not sort out because the traffic is going to and from various schools in the area.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare two seaside towns that I visited in March 2003. The two towns, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on the-Naze can be located side by side on the east coast of Britain.

    "My results for the town centre EQA shows that my opinion for the two towns was very different from one another. But, for the seafront EQA the results show that I don't really have an opinion on either of the two towns. This has affected my conclusion as it helps to disprove one of my predictions. Perhaps the reason for this is that I didn't try hard enough to differentiate between the two seafronts at the time of the trip. If I had tried to be more self-convincing about how I did the marking, I would have acquired better and more reliable results. I could improve my methods by being more accurate about my opinions and the results that I got. 1"

  • The aim of this project is to identify and discuss relevant Synergies, Dependencies, Vulnerabilities and Conflicts between Air Traffic Services and Airport Operations.

    "Conclusion The interface between ATS and AO is a vital part of the Aviation System. Both these elements aim to promote safe and efficient air transportation. AO focus upon the transition of passengers and cargo to and from aircraft and airport whereas ATS focus upon the transition of aircraft between airports. Air travel has increased rapidly during the past 30 years and will continue to do so. Air traffic control systems and airport operations have increased their role in the system and both most work effectively to ensure air travel safety. Airport capacity will continue to expand to accommodate for airport operations and aircraft and so the air traffic control system has to be efficient in dealing with the rise of movements. Information Source"

  • Compare the jobs of property owners and the change in pricing of properties over the years.

    "This graph shows the ranges in prices of different kinds of properties. Quite obviously, we see that house have a greater average price than any of the other kinds. The results from Terrace properties show a big range. These results don't seem very reliable - as there are only 2 results, which seem to contradict each other. Suites, quite obviously are quite expensive - as much as some of the houses. However, again there is one record to draw a conclusion from which devalues its strength of reliability. This is the same with the "Apartment" result, which lies at about the pricing. "Flats" and "Flat/Block" are averagely priced lowest in relationship to the other properties. These results are quite accurate, as they are taken from many different areas around London - however, I know that flats can range greatly in price - which mostly contradicts my results."

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