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Images of Urban Land Use Zones. Val Vannet 2004. Features of Urban Land Use Zones. The images in this presentation ‘happen’ to be of DUNDEE They show land use along a transect from the CBD to the rural urban fringe Remember that what they show will also be ‘happening’ in a city near YOU!.

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features of urban land use zones
Features of Urban Land Use Zones
  • The images in this presentation ‘happen’ to be of DUNDEE
  • They show land use along a transect from the CBD to the rural urban fringe
  • Remember that what they show will also be ‘happening’ in a city near YOU!
a transect through the city
A transect through the city

RURAL URBAN FRINGE

OUTER CITY

INNER CITY

CBD

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Aerial views

Rural urban fringe

Outer city

Inner city

Inner city

CBD

Inner city

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The Central Business District (CBD)

civic buildings

A mix of old and new

shops

pedestrian zones

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More features of the CBD…

offices

banks

museum and art galleries

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The ‘Twilight’ Zone… some features

19th century housing nearby

edge of the CBD

car parks on ‘cheaper ‘ land

vacant land awaiting development

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…also called the Zone in Transition

  • where CBD ‘gives way’ to
  • inner city
  • there is a mix of land uses

Some redevelopment

Inner ring road

  • land values are cheaper
  • than in the CBD
  • marks the limit of the pre-
  • industrial city

bars/restaurants

A few shops

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The Inner City (1) : Industry

In the 19th century more than half of Dundee’s working population worked in the jute industry

derelict jute mills

The industry declined through the 20th century and there are no jute mills in operation today

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The Inner City (2) : Housing

19th century tenements still occupied in 1970

1970!

Many derelict and awaiting demolition in 2004

or ………..

2004

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Redevelopment

1960s style

inner city factories and houses were demolished and replaced with modern housing

High rise in the 1960s but low rise in the late 20th century

1990s style

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Other features of the Inner City

Victorian parks

Main road shopping

‘Refurbished’ tenements

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At the edge of the Inner City……

Middle and upper class late Victorian housing

These houses were in the suburbs of Dundee in 1900

Today they are well within the city boundary

Beyond them lies the outer city of the 20th century

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Inner City gives way to Outer City

  • After WW1 the city began to grow outwards at a faster rate
  • This was due to developments such as local authority housing, the emergence of building societies and improved public and private transport

Inter-war Local Authority housing

Inter-war owner occupied housing

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The ‘Outer’ Ring Road … 1930!

Dundee’s ‘outer’ ring road was built in 1930. Find it on the map.

When it was built, it was lined with fields.

Since WW2, Dundee has continued to expand well to the north of the outer ring.

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Land Use on the Outer Ring Road

Why would these land uses locate on the outer ring road ?

‘Beano’ and ‘Dandy’ produced here!

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Outer City Housing : Council Estates

peripheral housing estates

Built by the local authority in the late 20th century

often to re-house people from the inner city

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Outer City Housing : Private Estates

Low density private housing on the edge of the city

1970s

2003

Large houses with modern amenities, spacious gardens and off street parking/garages

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Outer City Industry : Industrial Estates

Edge-of-city location

Easy access

Modern, single-storey factories

  • large areas of
  • cheap land
  • room to expand
  • near to main
  • roads

Landscaped surroundings

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The Rural Urban Fringe (1)

city gives way to the countryside

Agriculture ‘competes’ with a wide range of land uses mainly serving the nearby city….

or does countryside give way to the city?

garden centres

sports clubs

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The Rural Urban Fringe (2)

new housing

recreation

new golf courses!

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Which Urban Zone (2)?

Outer City

Housing

Private and Council estates

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Which Urban Zone (3)?

Inner City Industry

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Which Urban Zone (4)?

Inner city housing

Inner city redevelopment

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Which Urban Zone (5)?

Outer city industrial estate

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Urban Land Use Zones

  • Almost every city in Britain has a similar range of urban land use zones
  • Check them out in a city near YOU!