Where is the edge of Leicester’s CBD?. Links to theory: Burgess and Bid Rent. Land use models. Why do geographers study models?.
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Where is the edge of Leicester’s CBD? Links to theory: Burgess and Bid Rent
Land use models Why do geographers study models? Geographers use models to help them understand reality. Land use models tell us where we might expect to find different land uses like high quality housing or industry. They also help to explain the pattern of growth of a city.
Land use models – Concentric Model Burgess based his studies on Chicago. He claimed that most towns and cities grow outwards from an old centre and equally in all directions. original settlement In Britain, many towns grew rapidly in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries as a result of the Industrial Revolution.
Concentric Model This inner city area is also known as the ‘Zone of Transition’ or the ‘Twilight Zone’. inner city suburbs
CBD inner city inner city suburbs suburbs In the Centre of the CBD is the highest land value- the PLVP
Bid Rent Theory CBD: Commerce Inner City: Industry Suburbs: Residential Highest prices Mid prices Lower prices