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Rural urban fringe: Concept, History, Reasons, Issues

What is the rural-urban fringe? Rural-Urban fringe is an important concept in settlement geography. The rural-urban fringe is the boundary zone outside the urban area proper where rural and urban land uses intermix. It is the area where the city meets the countryside. It is an area of transition from agricultural and other rural land uses to urban …

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Rural-urban continuum and causes of rural-urban continuum

Some background about rural-urban continuum The term rural-urban continuum came into existence because of the fact that a marked difference between the urban & rural character is not seen in the settlements abutting the city limits. On one hand, they have characteristics of the city because of their closeness to it & on the other they …

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Multiple Nuclei Model of 1945 by C.D. Harris and Edward L. Ullman

Multiple Nuclei Model Harris and Edward Ullman of 1945 Multiple nuclei model of 1945 by C.D. Harris and Edward L. Ullman is based on the argument that the cities have multiple growth points or “nuclei” around which growth take place. This model was given in an article by them “The Nature of Cities.” This is one of the …

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Concentric Zone Model or Burgess Model in 3 D

Burgess model or concentric zone model (1925) by Ernest Burgess

Human settlements have been an area of research for couple of decades now. The way people live, interact and behave has always been an interesting topic. With the increase in population over time, we humans have inhabited almost all parts of Earth. Humans live in desert area, flood plains, tropical area, cold areas and just …

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K = 3 Marketing principle

Central Place Theory by Walter Christaller (1933)

Introduction to Christaller’s Central Place Theory (CPT) – a location theory Central place theory was given by Walter Christaller in 1933, CPT in urban geography is one of the most appreciated theories which tries to explain the spatial arrangements and distribution of human settlements and their number based on population and distance from another human settlement. This …

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