All the vocabulary that you are likely to encounter when studying the geography topic of settlements. Complete with the correct geography definition.

Settlement vocabulary

Accessibility
brownfield site


business park



bypass


CBD



Congestion

 

– how easy a place is to get to
- disused or derelict urban land which is available for redevelopment
- a development of offices and industrial units
- a road built round a town to avoid traffic congestion
- Central Business District. The commercial and business centre of a town, with highest land values
– overcrowding on roads causing traffic jams

 

settlement words with all their definitions | settlement geography vocabulary
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dispersed settlement
function

greenfield site

hierarchy


high order settlement


Inner city

 

– several homes spread out over a wide area
- the main activities or purpose of a settlement. E.g residential, industrial, commercial and recreational
- land which has not been built on before
- a ranking of settlements according to their size or importance
- a settlement which contains top level shops and services
– an area of factories and old houses next to the city centre.

settlement words with all their definitions | settlement geography vocabulary
land use
 

Linear settlement
 

low order settlement

 
- the way in which land is put to use by people. Examples could include housing, industry and farming.
– a long and narrow settlement with buildings spread out in a line beside a main road, railway or river.
- a settlement which contains few basic shops and services

 
settlement words with all their definitions | settlement geography vocabulary
market
nucleated settlement
Pattern
Public transport

retail
- the place where goods are sold
– buildings that clustered close together
– how things like settlements are spread out over an area of land
– transport provided to the public and available to everyone, e.g. buses and trains
- selling products to the public

ribbon developments


rural
science park
service industry

settlement pattern
settlement
shopping malls

– settlements that have a long narrow shape beside a road or a river
- relating to the countryside
- a development of high-tech industries close to a university
- work such as retail, administration, education, healthcare or tourism
- the shape and spacing of settlements
- a place where people live
– shopping areas that are characterized by being undercover and having ample free parking.

Settlement words with all their definitions | settlement geography vocabulary

Site
Situation
Suburb
Urban
urban model
urbanisation

- the exact location of where a settlement first started
- the location of a settlement in relation to the surrounding area
- the residential and commercial development at the edge of a city
- relating to a town or city
– the pattern of land use in a town
- the increase in the percentage of people living in cities

SETTLEMENT WORDS