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The Burgess and Hoyt Models

The Burgess and Hoyt Models | Social Environments | Scoop.it

It is possible in many cities to identify zones with a particular type of land use - eg a residential zone. Often these zones have developed due to a combination of economic and social factors. In some cases planners may have tried to separate out some land uses, eg an airport is separated from a large housing estate.

 

A good overview of some urban planning models. Interesting that this appeared in a news article in Britain. If we put this in the paper in Australia, would people who don't study Geography understand it? 


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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 25, 2013 7:50 PM

Useful to develop understanding of the models of urban landuse zones within cities.

Elle Reagan's curator insight, May 26, 10:35 PM

This article was great in that it left me with some great visuals and details on each of the models. For me, it's hard to remember each one of the models but this article really allowed me to compare each one and read about each one all in one place. The layout of the article was also nice and I think that it was just a great overall reminder of the models.

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 26, 11:56 PM

This article teaches you mainly about the Burgess and Hoyt Model. It compares the two, and it gives you detailed information on lots of the urbanization terms.

 

This article relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it talks about how geographers drew up cities and made models of how cities were drawn up. It teaches you how they thought back then, and how urbanization has evolved from then to now.

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants
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The Age of Every Building in Los Angeles, Mapped

The Age of Every Building in Los Angeles, Mapped | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A fascinating resource for lovers of city planning, made possible by open data.
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The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World | Social Environments | Scoop.it

"To get to the bottom of what qualifies as 'badly designed,' we picked the brains of several urban planners to highlight the flaws of some of the world's biggest cities. In the end, that birthed a list of nine cities that, for various reasons, are gigantic messes in some way or another."

 

On the list: Jakarta, Dubai, Atlanta, Naypyidaw, São Paulo, Boston, Brasilia, Missoula and Dhaka. 

 

Tags: urban, planning, urbanism.


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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010 | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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GTAV AC:G Y8 - Changing nations

CD - The differences in urban concentration and urban settlement patterns between Australia and the United States of America, and their causes and consequences

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New studies measure the true cost of sprawl, and it's more than you think

New studies measure the true cost of sprawl, and it's more than you think | Social Environments | Scoop.it
It costs a lot more to run a suburb than it does to run a city.
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City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs

City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs | Social Environments | Scoop.it

A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.  The report provides comprehensive evidence for Aaron Renn's "new donut" model of cities (pictured in above image, on the right). Renn's model proposes that city centers and outer-ring suburbs are doing well economically, but inner-ring suburbs are struggling with a new influx of poverty."


Tags: urban, economic, urban models, APHG.


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Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 11:09 PM

This shows the changes in urban geography and how the world is changing due to all the new technology available now.

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This article goes in to depth on a newer model on cites called the donut model, as pictured similar to a donut. The donut model was created by Aaron Renn, and it shows urban development recently in cities. The center of the city is grownign economically and falling. There is an influx of people moving in , resulting in an increase of poverty too. Also more educated people are moving in like young newly educated individuals.

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The new structure of cities forming is a change from the old. With cities now developing bigger and more industrial, there are many opportunities for people for work in the center of the cit. however, many people may want the jobs but can't get them, so many of those in poverty live in the city centers in search of economic opportunities. It is also interesting to see the status of the people changing the in the city center with that also more young educated people move to city centers, most likely in search of job opportunities. This new way of urban development is modernizing the work system.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 8:44 AM

More and more the urban stage is filling and cities are becoming once again the next big thing. After WW2 suburbs became intensively popular but now since a change in personnel views people prefer the city more.

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Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious?

Bike paths in abandoned tube tunnels: is the London Underline serious? | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Gensler’s proposal to turn disused underground tunnels into arteries for bikes and pedestrians looks like fun. As a sober response to congestion, it’s ridiculous

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CD -  The strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe.

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Cities and Environmental Cleanliness | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Environmental Cleanliness | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Over half of the world’s population now live in cities and it’s having an increasingly detrimental impact on our planet. Besides, nobody wants to live in or visit a dirty city. Hassle.com has compiled a list of the cleanest cities around the world.
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Global ship traffic seen from space - FleetMon Satellite AIS and FleetMon Explorer - YouTube

A week of ship traffic on the seven seas, seen from space. Get a glimpse of the vibrant lanes of goods transport that link the continents. The vessel movemen...
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Is a City's Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? No Way, Says Alain de Botton

Is a City's Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? No Way, Says Alain de Botton | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A provocative new video featuring Alain de Botton says beauty in urban settings must be objective—and to argue otherwise is a danger to our quality of life.
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As Protests Rage, These Dizzying Photos Show Life In One Of The World's Densest Cities

As Protests Rage, These Dizzying Photos Show Life In One Of The World's Densest Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Housing costs in Hong Kong are astronomical, and a third of Hong Kong's population is crammed into subsidized public housing. One photographer...
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The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.
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Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities

Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.

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Adam Cooke's curator insight, December 12, 2014 5:29 AM

A wealth of statistics to support settlement case studies.

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22+ International Borders Around The World

22+ International Borders Around The World | Social Environments | Scoop.it
History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the world show you how both friendly and hostile nations like to fence off their turf.
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How to Make an Attractive City

We've grown good at making many things in the modern world - but strangely the art of making attractive cities has been lost. Here are some key principles for how to make attractive cities once again.

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Seth Forman's curator insight, May 26, 6:57 PM

Summary: This interesting video talks about principles that should be considered by city planners that could make our life's better and happier.

 

Insight: This video is relevant  to unit 7 because it shows efforts that should be taken by urban planners and how a simple city layout can effect our lives. 

Emerald Pina's curator insight, May 27, 1:01 AM

This video gives you an overview of how to make the most attractive city in six ways. It explains the reasons and the wants of a city that potential residents are looking for.

 

This video relates to Unit 7: Cities and Urban Land Use because it talks about the orgin, site and situation a city should have for it to be considered attractive to people. A city should be chaotic/ordered, should have visible life, compact, is should have a nice/mysterious orientation, it should not be too big or too small, and it should be local and lively. Today, many cities lack attractiveness because of the intellectual confusion around beauty and the lack of political will. I totally agree with video and the requirement s to have an attrative city. 

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 4:17 AM

We definitely need more visually pleasing cities, our world is lacking and we are loosing it to like in the video "corporate opportunists".

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ESRI Story Map Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

ESRI Story Map Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | Social Environments | Scoop.it

This busiest ports interactive clearly shows how East Asian manufacturing is impacting global economics (almost 90% of everything we buy arrives via ship).  European and North American ports are few and far between on the busiest ports list but much more prominent on the busiest airport list.  


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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, April 8, 5:11 AM

GTAV AC:G Y9 – Geographies of interconnections

CD - The way transportation and information and communication technologies are used to connect people to services, information and people in other places

 

 

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Why Do We Love Paris but Hate Frankfurt? Six Qualities of Beautiful Cities

Why Do We Love Paris but Hate Frankfurt? Six Qualities of Beautiful Cities | Social Environments | Scoop.it

"In 'How to Make an Attractive City,' a new video from the School of Life, London-based Swiss writer Alain de Botton offers a cheeky, thought-provoking, six-point manifesto on the need for making beauty a priority in urban architecture and design."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 23, 11:17 AM

Not everyone is a fan of Paris, but the author of this article feels that tourism can be seen as helpful proxy variable for what the general public perceives as good urbanism that makes for beautiful cities.  The six main points of this article are:

  • Order and Variety
  • Visible Life
  • Compact
  • Orientation and Mystery
  • Scale
  • Local


Tags: urban, planning, urbanism, culture, tourism.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 15, 10:07 PM

History is a major attraction to tourists in any city, and Paris seems to have all these requirements to be a good urban city. The variety in architecture that is blended in within past and present structures gives a distinct look and attraction. Planning, of course, would help satisfy public expectations and the variety of culture and color would add to the delightful qualities of the city. Amenities contribute to the diversity of the city and businesses affect the image of culture in the city. 

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The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl]

The Speed Burden [Costs of Sprawl] | Social Environments | Scoop.it
The need for speed devours huge chunks of American cities and leaves the edges of the expressways worthless. Busy streets, for almost all of human history, created the greatest real estate value because they delivered customers and clients to the businesses operating there. This in turn cultivated the highest tax revenues in town, both from higher property taxes and from elevated sales taxes. But you can't set up shop on the side of an expressway. How can cities afford to spend so much to create thoroughfares with no adjoining property value?

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Alex Lewis's curator insight, March 10, 10:23 AM

This article shows the difference between extremely urbanized areas and relatively urbanized areas. Florence and Atlanta are compared. Florence has narrow streets with sharp intersections, which causes cars to drive slowly. This is safer for pedestrians. In Atlanta, the roads are wider and curves are less sharp. The most this will do is help people in Atlanta get tp their jobs slightly faster. Miami and a seaside town are also compared. The interstate in Miami takes up most of the room and there is few real estate options. In the seaside town, options are not limited, around 80% available for use. The less urbanized places are more efficient. 

 

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Alexa Earl's curator insight, March 14, 10:48 AM

This blog really made me realize what an impact humans are to the environment. They compare different cities and talk about the impacts and it really showed me how humans have built up cities.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 21, 6:12 PM

A side by side comparison at first blush is striking but the devil is in the details. Florence, Italy is a city of only 368,000 while the Atlanta metro area is about 4.5 million. Agree that sprawl is ineffective real estate and efficiency wise, but fuel prices may be having a counter effect on the reduction of sprawl. It is much less expensive to commute given the price of oil at its current levels and the millennials will have a say in this urban sprawl contracting or expanding. Many do not own cars, relying on commuter systems within the city to get around. This in theory should drive down demand for fossil fuels, culminating in reduced prices for gasoline. If the infrastructure is already built, was is the cost to maintain it, given the static population of the large metro areas? Interesting to see how this plays out.

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Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes

Stockholm's Newest Parking Garage Is Only For Bikes | Social Environments | Scoop.it
700 bike spots, lockers, and showers and not an engine in sight.

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CD - The influence of accessibility to services and facilities on the liveability of places

CD - The strategies used to enhance the liveability of places, especially for young people, including examples from Australia and Europe.

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How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data | Social Environments | Scoop.it
City agencies have access to a wealth of data and statistics reflecting every part of urban life. But as data analyst Ben Wellington suggests in this entertaining talk, sometimes they just don't know what to do with it. He shows how a combination of unexpected questions and smart data crunching can produce strangely useful insights, and shares tips on how to release large sets of data so that anyone can use them.
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Cities and Aging Populations | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Aging Populations | Sustainable Cities Collective | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Nanmoku is the city with the oldest population in Japan. It has 22,000 inhabitants, with 52.7% older than 65 years old. The leaders of this city in the Japanese province of Gunma are desperate. They urgently need young people to renew their population or else be prepared to “disappear from the map.”
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Where Do the Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive, Geotagged World Map

Where Do the Locals Go in Major Cities? Check Out This Interactive, Geotagged World Map | Social Environments | Scoop.it
A world map made of millions of geotagged tweets show the spots where locals—and tourists—flock.
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These Mesmerising Photos Show How Urban Sprawl Is Devouring Our Planet

These Mesmerising Photos Show How Urban Sprawl Is Devouring Our Planet | Social Environments | Scoop.it
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Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index

Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index | Social Environments | Scoop.it
The ARCADIS #SustainableCities Index 2015 explores the demands of People, Planet & Profit to rank 50 leading cities www.sustainablecitiesindex.com
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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free | Social Environments | Scoop.it
Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.
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