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Department
Geography
Course Code
GGR124H1
Professor
Damian Dupuy

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GGR124
February 10, 2010
Urban Form – The Internal Structure of Cities
Second assignment is going to be posted within the next couple of days
Two tutorials that are associated with the second assignment, last week of February
Urban Land-Use Patterns
Helps us to understand the individual cities
Urban environment is changing continuously
There were parts of the cities that were residential and now are commercial
Land-use often changes in terms of its use, in terms of the cities
Variety of Scales
oIndividual households
oLarge scale infrastructure projects
Occurs through market forces and/or government planning
Urban Land-Use Patterns II
Key approaches
oMorphogenesis
Analysis of the town plan
1960s – work of Michael Conzen
Landscapes divided into three elements
Town plan (street layout) – most resistant to change
Building form – slow to change
Land-use – most susceptible to change
oHuman ecology
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Chicago School of Ecology (1920s)
Ecological theories applied to land use
Competition
Invasion
Succession
Dominance
Free market dictated types of land-use
Natural areas evolve reflecting dominant homogenous social or ethnic
character
Understand how urban areas have evolved in terms of their structure
function and use
oPolitical economy
oPost-modernism
Burgesses’ Concentric Zone Model
oEach ring has a mixture of the residential areas
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