Key Question:. How are Cities Organized, and How do they Function?. Urban Morphology The layout of a city, its physical form an structure. Berlin, Germany With wall (above) And without wall (right). What does the urban morphology of the city tell us about the city?. Functional Zonation
The layout of a city, its physical form an structure.
With wall (above)
And without wall (right)
What does the urban morphology of the city tell us about the city?
The division of the city into certain regions (zones) for certain purposes (functions).
Central city (above)
Housing projects (right)
What does the functional zonation of the city tell us about the city?
(Chauncy Harris and Edward Ullman)
- Zone 2
Suburban downtowns, often located near key freeway intersections, often with:
- office complexes
- shopping centers
- entertainment facilities
- sports complexes
Each realm is a separate economic, social and political entity that is linked together to form a larger metro framework.
Employing the concepts defined in this section of the chapter, draw a model of the city with which you are most familiar. Label each section of the city accordingly. After reading through the models described in this section, determine which model best corresponds to the model you drew and hypothesize why it is so.