Diffusion & Innovation

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Spatial Interaction Interdepence between geographic areas
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Distance and it’s effects Distance Decay Decline of an activity, a function, or an amount of interaction with increasing distance from the point of origin Ripples on a lake
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Critical Distance Distance beyond which, cost, effort, means and perception play role in willingness for travel Varies with each person Friction of Distance
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Individual Activity Space Territoriality – Emotional attachment to and defense of home ground
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Things determine critical distance, territoriality, and activity space Stage in Life Age Mobility How does one get around? Opportunities Income, amenities, friends, etc…
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Time-Space Compression
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Relocation Diffusion The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another Contagious diffusion The spread of a concept, a practice, or an article from one area to others through contact and/or the exchange of information
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