Monthly Archives: October 2018

Multiple Nuclei Model of Harris and Ullman

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 … Continue reading

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Problems of Cities

World is urbanising fast, and this unprecedented pace is causing problems. Some of the problems of urbanisation are Urban Sprawl Overcrowding Housing Unemployment Slums and Squatter Settlements Transport Water Sewerage Problems Trash Disposal Urban Crimes Urban Pollution! Poverty   The … Continue reading

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Buildings that go extinct

Originally posted on Architecture Here and There:
Image from atop McMansion Hell’s defense of modern architecture. (mcmansionhell.com) Here is an interesting article in The Baffler, “The Archivists of Extinction,” by McMansion Hell blogger Kate Wagner. She focuses her microscope on…

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Von Thunen Model of Land Use Around a Central Town

 Johann Heinrich von Thünen´s (1783-1850) model of agricultural land from the first half of the 19th century is considered the first ever location model. Von Thünen observed the distribution of various agricultural activities in space and, using the general assumptions … Continue reading

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