Urban Patterns in Latin America


Precolonial Cities

Before urban times, almost all settlements were grouped into rural settlements. The more wealthy your family was, the closer you were o the center of the city. The poorer you were, the further you were from the center.

Colonial Cities

In colonial times, cities were a lot more organized with militarizes, community services ,and more urban traits.

Cities Since Independence

There are two types of cities: concentric zones and sectors. Sectors are are thin lines that hold a small amount of people
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Concentric Zone Model - AP Human Geography
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