Rural-Urban Fringe Flashcards

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What is the rural-urban fringe?

The rural-urban fringe is where green, open space meets built-up towns and cities.

It often attracts development as urban environments become more expensive and crowded.

What are push and pull factors for families moving to the rural-urban fringe?

Push factors include high housing costs, overcrowding, and concerns about crime and pollution in urban centres.

Pull factors include more affordable and spacious housing, good schools, and safer, cleaner environments.

How does urban sprawl affect rural areas?

Urban sprawl leads to the loss of green spaces, stretching of local government finances, destruction of countryside character, and greater environmental impact from litter and car emissions.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of building on greenfield sites?

Advantages: healthier environment, close to countryside, no layout restrictions, cheaper than brownfield sites.

Disadvantages: loss of farmland, encourages suburban sprawl, poor public transport links, increases noise and light pollution, destruction of scenic views and wildlife habitats, expensive to install new services.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of building on brownfield sites?

Advantages: revives and reuses urban areas, no loss of countryside, existing services, located near employment centres.

Disadvantages: often in rundown areas, expensive to restore, higher pollution levels.

What are greenbelts and commuter towns?

Greenbelts are buffer zones between urban and rural areas with planning restrictions to prevent urban sprawl.

Commuter towns are towns developed for residents who commute to the city for work. They typically contain schools, shops and homes.

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