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URBAN: Land Prices and Inner City. The Burgess Model (aka The Concentric Model). Function/Land use Zones in a typical city in the UK Land use models contain functional zones showing land use. The main zones are identified below. Land Prices…… the further you move away from the CBD.

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Function/Land use Zones in a typical city in the UKLand use models contain functional zones showing land use. The main zones are identified below.

the inner city
The Inner City

Common inner city features include:

  • Mixed land use
  • A high density of buildings.limited open space.
  • Much waste land (e.g gap sites)
  • Old , declining industries.
  • Buildings of many ages & styles.
  • Many derelict buildings.
  • Low order shops.
  • A declining population.
  • A higher than average unemployment rate.
  • On average, a lower income.
  • Most inner cities now have urban regeneration schemes in which buildings are being modernised,converted,demolished and replaced,with gap sites being filled.
inner city leith
Inner City - Leith


Grid iron



Empty docks

Now flats

leith pre change
Leith, pre-change
  • Port trade declined
  • Loss of many industries, e.g shipbuilding; fertilisers; distilling.
  • Lots of derelict land / buildings.
  • Many sustandard houses.
  • Many empty buldings.
  • Limited shopping facilities.
  • A declining, and ageing population.
  • 1960s tower blocks
recent developments in leith
Recent Developments in Leith

Scottish Executive


(Victoria Quay)

New Expensive Flats

recent developments in leith1
Recent Developments in Leith
  • Real radio station.
  • The Ocean Terminal shopping centre.
  • Royal Yacht Britannia.
  • New hotels.
  • Private Health Club (First Generation)
  • Large restaurants.
  • Big events e.g Tall Ships and MTV awards.
  • Development of passenger shipping trade.
  • ‘Gentrification’ of old Whisky Bonds.
  • Leith Walk – tree planting.
  • Large stores e.g Tiso
has it worked
Younger, more affluent people attracted to Leith.

Increase in daytime population.

Attracted people from all over to Leith to spend their leisure time.

Created an affluent dock and riverside fringe.

Has it worked?