He argued that each ring would represent an urban or functional zone in the city, an area of a city which has common geographical characteristics resulting from the period in which it developed.
A blog to support students at St Ivo studying GCSE Geography OCR A Monday, February 12, Urban Land Use Models Land-use models have been put forward on the basis of the idea that towns and cities do not grow in a haphazard fashion, rather they tend to develop distinctive patterns of land-use as they grow and develop.
Land-use models are simplified diagrams which are used to represent the pattern of land-use functions within a town or city.
It should however be remembered that these are simplifications of reality and it is unlikely that any model will fit every town and city perfectly. Burgess suggests that cities grow outwards from the CBD in a series of concentric rings of land-use. The oldest part of the city is at the centre and the newest part on the outer edge.
The quality and size of housing increases with distance from the CBD, although the height of buildings tends to be greatest close to the Central Area, where land-values are high and space is at a premium. The quality and size of houses increases with distance from the CBD but the density of housing decreases as more space is available.
His model suggests that transport and physical features were important, with industrial areas developing outwards in sectors along main transport routes roads, rivers and canals and housing growing up around these. The Land-use zones identified in the models are: CBD Central Business District - located at the centre of the city often at the convergence of rail and road routes.
Contains many commerical activities, shops, entertainment and also business activities. Inner City also known as the Twilight or Transition Zone - mixed land-use containing small industries as well as high-density residential land-use - often characterised by terraced housing.
Outer Suburbs - residential areas which grew up later as greater public transport and private car ownership allowed people to live further out from their places of work. In an exam you may be given maps or photographs and be expected to suggest which land-use zone they represent based on the features that can be seen i.
Land-Use in Cambridge Cambridge is a good example of a city with distinct urban land-use zones. The city stands on the east bank of the River Cam and developed here as it was an area of flat land and at the lowest bridging point across the river.
The city itself dates back to Roman times and has steadily grown up as an important trading centre and an important University town. In the centre of the city close to the historic core, as well as the old university buildings, which dominate, the land-uses are mainly commercial, and business in the CBD.
One of the most important developments in the growth of Cambridge was the coming of the railway which was built in At this time residential areas began to expand more rapidly, with early Victorian terraced housing inner city zone which began to be developed out towards the railway station to the east of the city.
In the 20th century, the population grew even faster and houses were built along the main roads which converged on Cambridge.
This is known as ribbon development. The houses were often inter-war semi-detached houses and now began to be built with garages as car ownership began to increase inner and outer suburbs.
This meant that now villages such as Cherry Hinton were being incorporated into Cambridge. This is known as suburbanisation. Some are council built, such as some of the houses at Kings Hedges while others are privately owned.Mystery activity for pupils to decide which zone of the Burgess Model someone should move to - good to use in settlement studies to talk about land use zones.
Helps pupils gain various team work skills and communication, as well as develop a 5/5(1). Feb 08, · Urban Land Use Models. Burgess Model - concentric ring model based on rings of land-use grown outwards from the CBD This blog is aimed at students at St Ivo School studying the OCR A GCSE Geography Course.
The full Geography Department website is kaja-net.com GCSE geography coursework Introduction The Burgess model created in the ’s shows a circular land pattern that relates to many cities around the world. In the middle there is a small CBD (central business district) which is the oldest part of the city, it is generally the most expensive part of the city because of its accessibility and.
The Burgess model This is an introduction to the classic Burgess model.
It includes a mini card sort in addition to images of housing in three of the zones. The Burgess and Hoyt model Geographers have put together models of land use to show how a 'typical' city is laid out. One of the most famous of these is the Burgess or concentric zone model.
GCSE geography coursework Introduction The Burgess model created in the ’s shows a circular land pattern that relates to many cities around the world. In the middle there is a small CBD (central business district) which is the oldest part of the city, it is generally the most expensive part of the city because of its accessibility and. The Burgess and Hoyt models are used to show the layout of a typical urban area. This study guide looks at various features of land use in MEDCs. Feb 08, · Urban Land Use Models. Burgess Model - concentric ring model based on rings of land-use grown outwards from the CBD This blog is aimed at students at St Ivo School studying the OCR A GCSE Geography Course. The full Geography Department website is kaja-net.com
Geography GCSE coursework. To what extent does Wolverhampton fit the Burgess Model? Questionnaires The most common length of time a person had been staying in the area was years.