Presentation on theme: "Definition: The study of how people use space in cities"— Presentation transcript:
1 Definition: The study of how people use space in cities Urban GeographyDefinition:The study of how people use space in cities
2 Urban Geography Cities Not just areas with large populations Centers of business and culture
3 Urban Geography Suburbs Exurbs Political units that may touch the central city or other suburbs of that cityExurbsSmall cities or towns with open land between themselves and the central city
4 Urban Geography Metropolitan area Megalopolis Urbanization The city, its suburbs and exurbs link together economicallyMegalopolisFormed when several metropolitan areas grow togetherUrbanizationDramatic rise in the number of cities and the changes in lifestyle that result
5 Which regions of the earth have few urban areas? PLACEUrban areas are clearly visible in this satellite view of earth at night. The light blue areas are “reflective” areas with either snow pack or sand.Which regions of the earth have few urban areas?
6 Urban Geography City formation factors Because of their geographic Allow good transportationAccess to natural resourcesBecause of their geographicadvantages, cities serve as economicbases, attracting businesses andpeople to work in those businesses
7 Urban Geography Land Use Patterns Central Business District (CBD) Residential - homesIndustrial - manufacturingCommercial – retail (buying and selling), private businessesCentral Business District (CBD)The core of a city is almost always based on commercial activity
8 MAKING GENERALIZATIONS Where is low-income housing found in each of the models?MAKING COMPARISONSWhat has happened to business and industry activities in the multiple nuclei model as compared to the other two models?
9 Concentric Zone ModelAn early model showed the CBD as the “bull’s-eye” of the urban area. It is surrounded by other activities.