The global distribution of population is uneven.
World pattern and reasons:-
physical: relief, climate, vegetation, resources;
human: political, social and economic factors.

Settlements vary in site, size, structure and function.
Site - dry and wet point, aspect and shelter, defence, resources and communications.
Size - hierarchy of settlement linked to population, services and sphere of influence.
Function - types of settlements and how their function may change over time.
Change of function.Brownfield urban regeneration sites.
Powerpoint 1 (Post Box Birmingham) Powerpoint 2 (Millenium Point, Birmingham)
Urban morphology - (CBD OF BIRMINGHAM)
Characteristics of UK urban zones
(Local Regional Local Local, Regional)
Contrast between a MEDC city and a LEDC city.

Urbanisation is a global phenomenon.
Issues related to inner city decline in MEDCs. Issues related to urban growth in LEDCs, such as Shanty Towns. (Global, Inter- national, Regional)

Planning strategies are often necessary to minimise the environmental impact of urban growth.
Solutions to problems of CBD and inner city.(Glasgow case study)
Solutions to problems of the Shanty Towns.
Environmental conflicts and issues surrounding the rural-urban fringe - new roads, green belts, sprawl, conservation, hobby farming.
( Regional, Local Regional, Local )

Year 10 topics are Skills (Mapwork), Population,Settlement and Coasts.
Unit One - Skills. Skills are taught throughout the course. However we begin the course with an intensive revision of mapwork. View the topics you will learn in Skills.
Unit Two - Population. You are not expected to answer the question on population in the final exam. However, we feel this topic gives a basis for understanding Development and Interdependence, Industry and Settlement.View the Population topics.
Unit Three - Settlement. This is a major exam subject. It is likely this unit will form a basis for your personal study. View the Settlement topics.
Unit Four - Coasts. This is one of three physical geography units. The physical geography units and skills unit are in Paper 1. View the Coasts topicsCOASTAL IMAGES RESOURCE BANK
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