Flashcards in 3.3 Changing structure of urban settlements Deck (14)
Central Business District
Region of an urban area, circular in shape surrounding the CBD and other regions.
Pattern of land uses in an urban area whereby distinctive retail, office, manufacturing and residential zones can be recognized
Zone in transition (twilight zone)
Area just beyond the CBD that is characterised by a mixture of residential, industrial and commercial land use.
Decreasing accessibility from the centre of an urban are.
Section of an urban area with shape of a wedge beginning at the edge of the CBD gradually widening to the periphery.
Urban density gradient
The rate at which population density and land use falls off with increasing distance from the centre of the city.
Long-term decline of employment in manufacturing .
City whose economy is dominated by services and new high-tech industries
Constrained location theory
Identifies the problems encountered by manufacturing firms in congested cities.
Boundary zone where rural and urban land meet.
Public sector professional or semi-professional workers
Competition for space by different land uses in various parts of an urban area.