Ch. 13.2 Models of Urban Structure

Three models showthat cities grow in rings, wedges and nodes

Concentric zone model

A city grows outward from a central area in a series of five concentric rings.

Sector Model

It develops a series of sectors within the city.

Multiple Nuclei Model

A city is a complex structure that includes more than one center around which activities revolve.
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Business Sectors
Concentric Zone Model