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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for conurbation
It is not a statistically based concept, but normally refers to one city or a conglomerate of very large cities surrounded by extensive suburbs, which form...
Dictionary of the Social Sciences; 1/1/2002; Craig Calhoun; 51 words; conurbation An early term in geography that describes the emergence of continuous urban zones, such as that between Washington, D.C., and Boston...
African Business; 12/1/2004; Nevin, Tom; 1277 words; When South Western Townships (Soweto) was established in the 1950s as a dormitory for fl mineworkers in the pits and shafts around Johannesburg, that's all it was intended as: a place for them to sleep, safely away from white residential areas, but convenient enough for the mines.
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 ORIZABA ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The conurbation is not characterized to be a predominantly cattle raising area, this is due to terrain topography for the displacement of big herds.
Conurbation streets are paved with asphalt concrete that is a source of VOCs that are also photo reactive and contribute to ozone formation.
Volcanic emissions are not significant nevertheless the conurbation is near the Neo volcanic axis.
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 conurbation - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Conurbation, large continuous built-up area formed by the joining together of several urban settlements.
A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous...
The West Midlands conurbation is the name given to the large conurbation that includes the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton and the large towns of Dudley, Walsall, West...
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 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/conurbation
To live there in that great smoking conurbation rumbling with the constant thunder of locomotives, filled with the moaning of train whistles coming down the Potomac Valley, was beyond my most fevered hopes.
Indeed the population in the greater London conurbation grew by 125 per cent in the period 1861 to 1911 when the population of England as a whole grew by 80 per cent.
Conurbation is from Latin con-, with, together + urbs, city + the suffix -ation.
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 conurbation - Encyclopedia.com
conurbation A term coined by Patrick Geddes in 1915 to describe large-scale city regions such as Greater London, New York/Boston, or the Ruhr.
It is not a statistically based concept, but normally refers to one city or a conglomerate of very large cities surrounded by extensive suburbs, which form a continuous urban and industrial built-up environment.
The eight conurbations in question are Greater London, the...
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 ÔThe Economy of the Conurbation
In particular, a strong marine sector in Poole is regionally significant and is reflected in the decision to establish a Marine Skills Centre in the town.
At the eastern end of the conurbation, Christchurch and East Dorset are strong in aviation and aerospace with BAE Systems (British Aerospace) and Cobham plc and Bournemouth Airport's Aviation Park, a centre of aviation excellence.
Key factors attracting firms to the conurbation are the lower commercial property rents, the availability of a skilled local workforce and lower wage levels relative to national levels, easy access via road, rail, sea and air and the superb quality of life.
www.burrows.co.uk /bournemouth/05TheM.htm   (1597 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Conurbation Squirrels
Con`urba`tion Squi`rrel: a small sociable animal of the rodent family habitating an urban environment that prefers to live as an individual within a much larger social biosphere.
It is this conurbation and the fact that most of the species are found in urban areas that gives them their name con`urb`ation (con lat.
The growth of the conurbation squirrel is happening at a rate previously unseen in the squirrel community.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A3700379   (675 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: conurbation
Conurbation located in the south east of England, home to the former vice president and sports correspondent of Bristol University's 'Chocolate Society'.
The road passes through the major industrial conurbations of the West Midlands (Birmingham) and the North West (Liverpool and Manchester).
The total conurbation population is as large as 33 million.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=conurbation   (693 words)

  
 South East Dorset conurbation at AllExperts
The South Dorset conurbation is a multi-centred conurbation on the south coast of Dorset in England.
The A338 is the main arterial route in Bournemouth, running as a dual carriageway from Bournemouth town centre to the A31, and as a single carriageway north to Salisbury.
The conurbation is served by the South Western Main Line which runs from London to Weymouth via Winchester, Southampton and Dorchester.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/so/south_east_dorset_conurbation.htm   (561 words)

  
 Mumbai Conurbation - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Mumbai Conurbation comprises the metropolitan city of Mumbai, and six urban areas - Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayandar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar and Bhiwandi-Nizampur as well as several other towns and villages.
Several public authorities are responsible for development and maintenance of the Mumbai Conurbation.
Mumbai city - especially the Greater mumbai area - is plagued with troubles due to concentration of businesses and lack of supporting infrastructure.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Mumbai_Conurbation   (173 words)

  
 Transplus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The relatively low demographic influence of the conurbation’s town centre: Orléans’ demographic influence fell from 46.4 % in 1982 to 43 % in 1990.
The demographic dynamism in the Orléans conurbation was one of the strongest, at the national level, between 1975 and 1990.
The conurbation’s 120 000 jobs are to be found in the following sectors : the services sector 71.2 %, the industrial sector : 27.4 %,and the agricultural sector : 1.4 %.
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 Untitled Document
Tel Aviv is referred to as a conurbation in that its population is spread accross a large area of land and not concentrated.
This first map demonstrates the way the conurbation was constructed in the late 1960's.
However, many of the towns that appear separate from the city at this time are now part of the conurbation.
www.macalester.edu /courses/geog61/rrobinson/conurbation.html   (181 words)

  
 West Midlands Fire Service : Community Risk Register
In the West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum area a multi-agency approach has been adopted for the risk assessment work that has been undertaken and this process has engaged a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations.
The West Midlands conurbation is made up on 7 metropolitan councils with a total population of over 2 million people, with nearly half being in Birmingham.
As part of the hazard review process we have been considering a range of scenarios which can be assessed for both the likelihood of them occurring and the impact that would result if they were to happen.
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 South East Dorset conurbation information - Search.com
The South Dorset conurbation is a multi-centred conurbation on the south coast of Dorset in England.
The area is rapidly becoming an amalgamation with the area of South West Hampshire immediately on the fringe of the newly formed New Forest National Park.
The 2001 census gave a population of 383,713 for the conurbation, which it calls the Bournemouth Urban Area, and divides into five parts : Bournemouth, Burton, Christchurch, New Milton/Barton on Sea, and Poole.
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 conurbation - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
A metropolitan area usually combines one or several conurbations with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character, but closely dependent on the conurbation(s) in terms of employment and commerce.
The Randstad, which is a densely populated area in the Netherlands consisting of a cluster of the four biggest cities of the country and several smaller cities, towns and urbanized villages, is an appropriate example of a conurbation.
The San Francisco Bay Area which is a cluster of cities, towns, and villages surrounding the San Francisco Bay is another example.
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 Conurbation - Definition, explanation
A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities or towns which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area.
A metropolitan area usually combines one or several conurbations with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character but closely dependent of the conurbation(s) in terms of employment and commerce.
Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the urban conurbation's of the West Midlands region.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/conurbation.php   (182 words)

  
 Journal of Zhejiang University Science000322
A modern international city is in fact a conurbation which comprises a number of cities and towns with various functions that have spread out and joined together to form one network, often with a large city at its center.
Conurbation in Britain is a coalescence of such international cities as London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester.
In short, conurbation refers to an extensive urban area, which resulted from the expansion of several complementary, inter-dependent cities or towns to form a network with a centrally located large city.
www.zju.edu.cn /jzus/2000/0003/000322.htm   (2730 words)

  
 Conurbation - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities or towns which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area.
It is thus a polycentric form of agglomeration.
A metropolitan area usually combines one or several conurbations with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character but closely dependent of the conurbation(s) in terms of employment and commerce.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Conurbation   (85 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The A31 serves as a bypass for the conurbation, north of Poole and Bournemouth but south of many of the satellite towns, and is dual carriageway for most of its length.
The A338 is the main arterial route in Bournemouth, running as a dual carriageway from Bournemouth town centre to the A31, and as a single carriageway north to Salisbury.
The conurbation is served by the South Western Main Line which runs from London to Weymouth via Winchester, Southampton and Dorchester.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=South_East_Dorset_conurbation   (509 words)

  
 TELSAT Guide: Projects
The urban centre or ‘morphological conurbation’ is delimited by the spatial continuity of the urban housing; the adaptation of the morphological town to the boundaries of the municipality defines the ‘operational conurbation’.
The circumference and shape of the conurbation are thus determined (morphological conurbation).
The remote sensing methodology performs well and is very fast in comparison with the exhaustive conventional method, in which surface areas are determined and measured on the basis of maps or aerial photographs.
telsat.belspo.be /projects/projectresult.asp?var=4   (380 words)

  
 CONURBATION Articles A conurbation is an urban area comp
A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area.
A metropolitan area usually combines one or several conurbations with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character, but closely dependent on the conurbation(s) in terms of employment and commerce.
The Randstad, which is a densely populated area in the Netherlands consisting of a cluster of the four biggest cities of the country and several smaller cities, towns and urbanized villages is an appropriate example of a conurbation.
www.amazines.com /Conurbation_related.html   (456 words)

  
 The Motorway Archive. Background to the development of the Motorway network in the Midlands.
The area also includes the Birmingham Conurbation which has a population of some three million people and is the second largest urban conurbation in Britain.
The Birmingham Conurbation is one of the most densely populated urban areas in Europe yet is poorly served by motorways.
The M5/M6 through the centre of the Birmingham Conurbation was not built on its original route due to local political lobbying who wanted the motorway as close to the city centre as possible.
www.iht.org /motorway/midback.htm   (1507 words)

  
 The Removals Directory West Midlands - Free removals quotes from removals companies and moving home guide West Midlands
The West Midlands conurbation is the name given to the large conurbation that includes Birmingham, in the English West Midlands.
Occasionally the conurbation is seen as being coterminous with the West Midlands county; however, this includes Coventry, which is separate from the Birmingham urban area, and excludes the parts of the surrounding counties of Staffordshire (e.g.
For administrative purposes, the vast majority of the conurbation falls within the six council areas of Birmingham, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley Sandwell, the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull (which also includes a rural area), the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall and Wolverhampton.
www.theremovalsdirectory.co.uk /localremovalscompaniesmain.php?cnty=40   (264 words)

  
 Local Sustainability Case Study   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For 10 years, the conurbation has been engaged in economic conversion having suffering the decline of the textile industry that left large areas of factories and housing unoccupied in the North-East part of the conurbation (Roubaix-Tourcoing).
Although it was conceived as a simple local ecological project for the green requalification of the banks in the context of the Conurbation Contract, the Roubaix Canal project gradually became an urban project with metropolitan stakes and ambitions.
Planned for the next ten years are the strengthening of the grid of streets to improve traffic, and provide a feeling of security; the creation of 8 public parks; the building of 1 200 medium range social dwellings; the reinforcement of the commercial fabric, and new school and cultural facilities.
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