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Urban Patterns Chapter 13
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Urban Center Definitions Urbanization : increase in the number and percentage of people living un urban settlements. Urbanized area : (U.S.) central city plus contiguous suburbs, population density more than 1000 people / square mile. City : urban settlement that has been legally incorporated into an independent, self-governing unit. Central city : city surrounded by suburbs
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Where have urban areas grown? 3% urban in 1800, now 50%+ and growing Change in extent, density, heterogeneity MDCs: Ag. Mfg. Services, Urbanization is effectively completed. London, Tokyo, New York City, Los Angeles LDCs: migration from country in search of jobs, population growth often outstrips job availability. Delhi, Jakarta, Mexico City, Mumbai (Bombay).
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Models of urban structure 1. Concentric Zone : Concentric rings: CBD, transition zone, independent worker houses, better houses, commuter zone. Like VonThunen’s concentric ring agricultural model 2. Sector : initial land use patterns expand in wedges from the center. (think of this as being like wedges of different pizzas.) 3. Multiple Nuclei : Initial nuclei form around basic activities, and land uses are attracted to those nuclei of development. Nuclei : CBD, harbor, university, airport, park, railroad yards, manufacturing, military bases, etc. 4. Peripheral Model: Ring cities and a ring road (next page)
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urban area with inner city and suburbs connected by a ring road suburbs become edge cities . Examples:
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