Urban land use models
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.
Land use models for developed countries
- Looking at the diagrams above, ‘Factories/Industry’ is also known as:
- An additional ‘ring’ can be added around the models above, called:
- Describe the major differences between the Burgess and the Hoyt models.
- Use Wikipedia to research the background to the Burgess Model. (Who created it? When? Based upon?)
- Use Wikipedia to research the background to the Hoyt Model. (Who created it? When? Based upon?)
(Central Business District)
The commercial and business centre of a town or city. This part of the settlement will have the highest land prices.
Wholesale Light Manufacturing
Low Class Residential
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.
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.
The very edge of the settlement. Includes satellite villages often called 'suburbanised villages' or 'commuter villages'.
- In which area are you most likely to …
- 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?
Land use models for developing countries
- Describe the major differences in the structure of the land use between major settlements in a developed and developing countries.
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?