LEC13 - LEC13 Nov 3rd 2010 Concentric Zone Model of Urban...

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LEC13 Nov 3 rd 2010 Concentric Zone Model of Urban Form Ch 12 477-480, 482-486 Why do cities look the way they do? How do urban land uses sort themselves out? KEY CONCEPTS Land use types: categories of urban activities ex industrial, commercial, residential, institutional, open space/recreation Central business District (CBD): c entral nucleus of commercial land uses in city, point of highest accessibility Zone in transition : area mixed commercial, residential, industrial land uses surrounding CBD So what do our cities look like? What role does culture play in shaping urban form? 3 classic models fig. 12.2 pg 478 Concentric zone model -based on early 20 th C Chicago - Ernest Burgess (1925) -City viewed as series of concentric zones of distinctive neighbourhoods/land uses formed by successive waves of immigrants arriving in the city -a socio-ecological model -spatial pattern of social groups resulted from ‘invasion & succession’ ex groups occupying urban neighbourhoods change over time as members of one immigrant group replace members of another
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