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Watch this excellent video by Daniel Raven-Ellison at URBAN EARTH based upon a simple, yet inspired concept: to walk across major cities, stopping every 8 steps to take a photograph. This video is of London - observe how the land use changes.
 
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Geography Activities

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Geography Worksheet Urban Land Use Models Worksheet
 

Land Use Models for MEDCs

Burgess Model | Hoyt Model
 
Burgess Model

Wikipedia

Hoyt Model

Wikipedia

 

The Burgess Model

Land Use Zone

Description

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CBD

(Central Business District)

The commercial and business centre of a town or city. This part of the settlement will have the highest land prices.
Central Business District

Wholesale Light Manufacturing

The Zone of Transition

Also known as the 'Twilight Zone' or more generally as the 'Inner City'. This area contains both low-class housing (19th century terraced houses arranged in grid iron pattern) and light manufacturing. This zone is in a state of constant change with redevelopment and renewal. The poorest people in the settlement live here.

Wholesale Light Manufacturing

Low Class Residential

(Inner City)

Inner City

Medium Class Residential

(Interwar Areas / Inner Suburbs)

Semi-detached housing can be found here with gardens and on large estates. There is a high concentration of council owned housing.
Inner Suburbs

High Class Residential

(Outer Suburbs)

Private, top quality housing with large gardens and garages.
Outer Suburbs

Rural-Urban Fringe

(RUF)

The very edge of the settlement. Includes satellite villages often called 'suburbanised villages' or 'commuter villages'.
Rural-urban Fringe
 

Google Maps and Street View

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Click here to be taken to a Google Map of Toulouse, France. Zoom into the 10 placemarks marked with a Google Map Placemark.

Then drag the Google Map Street View Street View man to the location of the Google Map Placemarkplacemark to enter Street View mode. You can now see a 360° panorama for that location.

Which land use zone do you think each placemark in?

 

View Toulouse Land Use Model Transect in a larger map
 

In which area are you most likely to ...

CBD
Zone of Transition
Zone of Transition
CBD
Zone of Transition
Inner Suburb
Outer Suburb
RUF
Inner Suburb
Outer Suburb
RUF
     
  • Get your car stolen?
  • See a fox at night?
  • See a Porsche car parked?
  • Have a school with good exam grades?
  • Have people complaining about noise from their neighbours?
  • See empty McDonalds wrappers?
  • Be able to buy milk at 10.30 at night?
  • Be able to catch a bus to visit friends anywhere in the city?
  • See a police car with it's blue lights flashing?
  • Be able to buy drugs?
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    Land Use Models for LEDCs

    Land Use Model - LEDC

     
    Geography Review

    Review

     
    Watch this second excellent video by Daniel Raven-Ellison at URBAN EARTH based upon the same simple concept: to walk across major cities, stopping every 8 steps to take a photograph. This video is of Mumbai, India - observe how the land use changes - are they different from the ones seen in the London video?
     
     

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