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GEOG 1HB3 - 2013W - Lecture 04 - Key Concepts in Human Geography II - student-A2L.pptx

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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1HB3
Professor
Michael Mercier
Semester
Winter

Description
Key Concepts in Human Geography (II) Human Geographies: City & Economy Outline: • Introduction • Human Geographic Concepts:  Spatial Interactions  Distance Decay & the Friction of Distance  Gravity Models  Spatial & Social Diffusion • Summary/Conclusion • References: Ch. 1-3 Human Geographies: City & Economy Introduction • Geographic literacy  Recall: Last class we talked about • Space • Locations • Places • Distance • Measures of spatial distributions & relationships • Today: Other key concepts or tools in human geography (see Ch. 1-3) Human Geographies: City & Economy Concepts: Spatial Interaction • Spatial Interaction: a measure of the amount or movement between two or more locations. How much INTERACTION is there between two places. (Movement of ppl, movement of goods, data, etc) • “everything is related to everything else but near things are more related than distant things.” • The influence of distance … distance decay Human Geographies: City & Economy Concepts: Spatial Interaction (e.g.) Are you more likely to meet with distant (former) neighbours or distant relatives? AGeneralized Framework Are you more likely to patronize a nearby restaurant, or a nearly Amount of Interaction Human Geographies: City & Economy Distance from you Concepts: Distance Decay & Friction of Distance • Distance Decay: decline of an activity or function with increasing distance • Friction of Distance: effect on interactions Human Geographies: City & Economy Concepts: Distance Decay & Friction of Distance Travel Patterns: Rural Residents North of Kitchener-Waterloo Study Area Elmira St. Jacobs Waterloo Kitchener Human Geographies: City & Economy Concepts: Distance Decay & Friction of Distance • Accessibility & connectivity: critical for spatial interaction  Accessibility: ease with which people can cross distances (car vs horse and buggy)  Connectivity: tangible or intangible connections between two or more locations ex. Phone lines, roads, bus routes, airlines, etc (MORE CONNECTIONS= HIGHER CONNECTI
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