5.2c – Cultural landscape changes in the built environment

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By the end of this section, you should be able to explain the evolution of uniform urban landscapes; the effects of common commercial activity, structures, styles of construction and infrastructure.

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DESTINATION CULTURE: How Globalization makes all Cities Look the Same

People’s Daily Online: City planners urged to stop building look-alike cities with “identical faces” [14 June 2010]

Rise of Britain’s homogenised high street [28 August 2004]

McDo: A love-’ate relationship? [10 October 2009]

Think Tank Warns on Clone Towns – BBC article

Attack of the clone towns – BBC article

UK’s Ultimate Clone Town – Daily Mail Article

Is globalisation americanisation? – BBC article

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Explain what is meant by the homogenization of landscapes. [10 Marks]

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