Perceptions of Rural Life

Unit G2 Human Geography  Rural Settlement

 

 

Figure 1.  High Street, Knowle, Solihull.  A commuter settlement on the south-eastern outskirts of the West Midlands conurbation.

 

Source: KDG Photos

 

a)     Use figure 1 to explain why the perception of rural areas may not reflect the reality of rural life styles.

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b)     Explain the pressures caused by an increased demand for recreation in the green belt land on the rural-urban fringe.

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c)      Describe the data you would need to collect in order to investigate change in a rural settlement.

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