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Settlement Notes


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The aims of this section are that students will:

  • have an appreciation of the differences that can exist within and between settlements
  • realise that settlements can grow and develop or decline through time.
  • understand that decisions have to be made in order to ensure the sustainable development of settlements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section the students will be able to:

  • Understand that people live in different sized settlements.
  • Realise that settlements can be categorised according to size
  • Realise that settlements can be categorised according to the services they offer
  • Identify the functions of a range of settlements in Northern Ireland
  • Recognise that there are different land use zones within settlements
  • Appreciate that settlements may grow in size through time
  • Understand that land use in settlements may change through time
  • Recognise some of the transport issues facing settlements in the 20th C.
  • Identify some of the issues facing planners both in rural and urban areas
  • Appreciate that areas within a settlement change significantly through time
  • Appreciate that different people have different points of view with regard to a redeveloped region.
  • Understand that the sustainable development of an area within a city is about meeting the needs of all people who live and work in the area.



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