Sunday, 8 June 2008

Questions: Urbanisation, squatter settlements,

2007 Name one large urban area which has experienced rapid population growth in recent years (1)

What is the meaning of the term 'urbanisation'? (2)

Describe the pull factors which help to explain the rapid growth of urban areas in LEDCs (4)

Using fig 14 and your knowledge of a large urban area, describe the conditions that have developed in squatter settlements (9)


Describe the pattern of urban growth as shown in Fig 20 (4)

With reference to India or Bangladesh, explain how push and pull factors are responsible for rapid urban growth. (4)

The rapid growth of some of these cities has led to the development of squatter settlements. What is the meaning of the trem 'squatter settlement'? (1)

With the aid of Fig 21 and your own knowledge, describe how conditions in a squatter settlement may improve over time (4)

Describe the main features of a development project in an LEDC that you have studied. (6)


Suggest two push reasons why people in LEDCs leave the countryside and move to cities (2)

Many people who live in squatter settlements work in the informal sector of the economy. Give one example of a job that may be found in the informal sector of the economy (1)

2004 Describe the pattern of urban population as shown by Fig 12 (6)

2003 Describe three features of a squatter settlement (3)

Describe two ways of improving conditions in squatter settlements (4)

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