Chapter 13.1

Nick Norby


The CBD stands for Central business services.

Business services

Even with modern technology, many professionals still exchange information through face-to-face contact. Business services, such as advertising, banking, finance, journalism and law, are centrally located to facilitate rapid communication of fast-breaking news

Consumer services

Consumer services in the CBD serve the many people who work in the center and shop during lunch or working hours. These business sell office supplies, computers, and clothing, or offer shoe repair, rapid photocopying, dry cleaning, and so on
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The CBD of the USA is New York City

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Singapore: A view of Central Business District
Central Business District Zoning - Stephanie Mercandetti