Ch.13.4: Urban Patterns in Europe

European CBDs contain more people and consumer services.

Europe's CBDs

More people live in the CBDs of European cities than those of the United States. Wealthy people are especially attracted to residences in European CBDs. A central location provides proximity to the region's best shops, restaurants, cafés, and cultural facilities.
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Sector Model in European Cities

As in the United States, wealthier people in European cities cluster along a sector extending out from the Central Business District. In Paris, for example, high-income residents moved from the royal palace at the Louvre west towards another royal palace at Versailles.
Top 10 Biggest Cities In Europe 2014
Top 10 Biggest Capital Cities in Europe 2014