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March 25, 2013 Geography of Population - Population Change o Geographic Expansion and concentration  looking at landscape of GTA there is outward o Much more planned environment compared to urban plan - Market Income and employment change - Factors affecting change  employment structure for employment is different from manufacturing. Much is produced/services at higher income and lower income. Middle income is manufacturing o There’s growing gap between low and high income - Most jobs are concentrated within the city - There is a relocation of manufacturing – requires lots of land and cost of land is important. - Second loss – outsourcing process. Moved from developing economies to developing worthy economies. If there is an outsourcing of manufacturing then you can loosing jobs since you are moving them from one place to another. - High income of low services in low income areas - As you move into suburban areas you see an increase in dwelling value - As there is spatial concentration at the core decreases and increases as you go away and close to it - Suburban areas tend to be homogenous o Tend to be characterise themselves in family and income, culture and ethnicity variation. Diversify in landscape - Urban areas o Characterise by high income, population is diverse, variation in household structure (independent families, and elderly people, family without children) - Suburban retail  moving from blank slate. Land was usually agriculture and then built on o Centralized – more retail chains o Population densities – it declines then there isn’t enough to support it. Once you centralize it then you can attract people March 25, 2013 - Urban retail o Unplanned retail – as population expands so does retail  Independents, retail strips, flagships – tracking business to brand names  Clustered shopping areas - unplanned/not organized by particular company. Based on a particular shopping focus (Yorkdale – high end names)  Market reach – people will shop at the closest distance.  Local traffic generators – local shopping (people living and shopping in that area). Market niche is much wider  Have convention centers, places like eaton center to attract tourist - Shopping along Dundas and square one are not competing sectors. - Renovations happen whenever - Urban commercial clusters o Leisure/entertainment  Bars/restaurants/patios – happening environment  Night clubs/entertainment district  Sporting facilities o Ethnic districts – ex. little india, Chinatown, little Italy  Function, spatial reach, location • Set up to served ethnic groups • More suburban – retail shops are not serving their purpose o Historical/theme area  ex. distillery district – keep existing structure and reframe it to new purpose  Warehouse dis
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