Analyse the impact of at least TWO urban dynamics on the growth,development, future trends and ecological sustainability, of a large city in the developed world. Both urban sprawl and urban consolidation are urban dynamics which are a result of Sydney’s population growth. Urban sprawl is the extreme spread of an urban place of which has made large impacts particularly on the growth and ecological sustainability of the outskirts of Sydney. More affordable and more spatial housing is made available, however there are many negative impacts on the ecological environment, including land degradation. The urban consolidation of inner city areas in Sydney such as Pyrmont has played a large role in the areas development of culture and future trends including the increase of high-rise residential buildings due to the increased population density.
‘Urban areas have a significant impact on climatic characteristics’ Discuss the statement  An urban area is a region surround a city; they include the surrounding areas as well as the city itself. High population density and vast human features in comparison to the surrounding areas are characteristics of urban areas. Other characteristics include transport links and high rise buildings for dwelling and working. Due to the vast number of urban areas, the activities of these areas will obviously have some effect on the climatic characteristics, but I will attempt to answer how significant the effects are and if there are any other contributing factors. Urban heat island climates usually occur in more built up urban areas.
The processes of urban growth and decline refer to the increase and decrease of population within urban areas due to employment, accommodation and access to adequate transport. The aim of this research plan is to investigate how, through the process of Urban renewal, governments and groups such as SHFA, City of Sydney Council and the Federal Government have improved the quality of life for Pyrmont residents within the last century (approx). Pyrmont is an example of an area where groups and government have played an important part in urban renewal through providing employment, transport, accommodation and lifestyle options, which ? urban resident’s quality of life. Changing Urban Morphology: The changing urban of morphology, or shape and of
Describe and explain the formation of channel features that can be created by the process of river rejuvenation (15 marks) The long profile of a river is not a static entity and is prone to change due to changes in sea level. Over very long periods of time large changes in sea level can drastically alter the rivers potential energy and can increase the chances of vertical erosion. Sea levels change because of two principal causes - isostatic changes and eustatic changes, both of these changes can lead to rises or falls in sea level. Isostatic changes are local changes where the height of the land changes relative to the global sea level. An example of this can be found in glaciation.
Take east perth for example it has undergone great changes where water front apartments and new inlets have been formed which have in turn upped the value of the area greatly and it is now classed as a high SES area. Below are the different aspects that the Direction 2031 plan proposes to transform Perth into and how they will do this: Livable- For perth to become a livable area which is what the plan is trying to achieve aspects must change, certain factors such as the SES, amenity and demographic of an area all must be suitable to the residents. The definition of a livable area is, a place that residents and visitors of our city can feel safe, comfortable and be able to enjoy their time in the city of perth, this is very important factor that must be taken into consideration when planning the city under the Directions 2031 plan and if this is successful perth will be transformed into a more vibrant
GENTRIFICATION : AN ETHICAL DILEMMA IN A CHANGING WORLD INTRODUCTION Today's urban areas have evolved from manufacturing focused hubs to community based centers focused on services. With that change a heavily debated issue of gentrification has arisen. Areas previously occupied by low income manual laborers are being converted to trendy middle class neighborhoods. Understanding what gentrification is, why it is an ethical issue, who is making the decisions, and what the effects of the decision to gentrify a neighborhood are will provide the basis for an informed opinion on this growing topic. Each of the sections below will examine an aspect related to the benefits and detriments of gentrification, and will allow for a cohesive understanding of an issue that will continue to be hotly contested, not just in the United States but globally.
“The real estate market is affected and formed not only by economic and productive factors, but, also by various qualitative characteristics of the natural and human environment” (Nikolaos, Dimitra, & Agapi, 2011, para. 1). The case study shows how cities evolve and change a great deal over time. The relationship that people once had with city living is turning more toward nature living. Factors that influence this change are the economic, environmental, and social
6. List some human activities that are creating an impact on the water quality of the Hunter River Estuary. The Hunter River is experiencing increasing pressure from agricultural activities, mining and urban development. Water quality is affected by continued urban expansion, with urban diffuse, rural diffuse pollution and riverbank erosion. Newcastle is recognized as having the greatest potential for future port expansion and population growth in NSW, and is therefore a strategically important region for improved coastal zone
Discuss the relative importance of two or more processes responsible for shaping the coast (such as marine erosion, transportation; deposition and land-based sub-aerial weathering, mass movement and runoff). (15 marks) The coast has many processes, which overtime will shape and change what it looks like. They are all responsible for shaping the land, they are all important in one way or another. The coastline is always changing. Marine erosion is a process which has a massive effect on the coastline.
A city of the future We live in a time when the number of the population is steadily growing. In search of a better life, people flock to cities, thus contributing to the process of urbanization. Cities is growing and engulfing the surrounding countryside, bringing with them a negative impact on the environment. Industrialization brought with consumer behavior, it seems that the city has turned into a huge commercial company, in which all put up for sale. The billboards, rural highways, power poles and wires, competing traffic and city signals, a convulsive mass of distracting color, form and motion, obscure the identity of individual signs.