The CBD and high-class sector

The CBD in an LEDC looks very similar to a CBD in an MEDC. However, there is likely to be a more dramatic difference between the height of the buildings in the CBD and the height of the buildings in other zones.

The CBD contains facilities such as department stores, hotels, offices, schools, theatres and cinemas.

High-class housing can be found around the edge of the CBD and in a spine radiating out towards the edge of the urban area. This is likely to be a main transport route and a desirable street, possibly a former colonial area. People living here will need easy access to the CBD. Transport networks in LEDCs are not as well developed as MEDCs so the journey to work is a major consideration when deciding where to live.

The high-class housing will be a mixture of old colonial houses and large apartments, both of which will have space for servants.

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