Concentric Zone Model Vs Neighborhood

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In spite of all towns and cities being different, almost all have developed in the same way. Erie expanded to the east and west in 12th Street, and North and South along State Street. The Concentric Zone Model and the Neighborhood Life Cycles, are two models and theories that attempt to explain the layout of urban areas, growth of cities, decay of communities, and the factors that relate to it such as economic, or sociological. This essay identifies the characteristics of both theories in the city of Erie, and applies patterns found in the observation to test these models. Both models reckon a relationship between socio-economic status of households, and the distance from the Central Business District (which in this case will be the area of…show more content…
West 38th Street is recognized for its college homes, but the age demographics is not limited for students, for there are elderly citizens who also reside in the same street. However, why would college homes fall into stage 3? These are mid-sized houses, that were not built for the purpose of renting it for students, but where houses of people who transitioned to upper levels, and are now renting what once was their single-family house. The rent percentage is most likely to be higher than in other zones because of the influx of students each year. Another example of single family homes are those located in Michigan, Oakdale and Oregon…show more content…
It is clear that this zone has increased population density, such as Glenwood Hills, Manchester Farms, and Dutch. Although I made a comment about how the ethnic domination in 10th Street was applicable to the second stage, It’s also suitable to place 10th Street in the fourth stage because it’s observable the little or no new constructions at all. 14th Street also fits in the fourth stage, with it’s sketchiness, rugged homes and clear decrease in population density. The fifth stage is crammed with deteriorated or abandoned buildings, 16th Street had abandoned buildings, and was one of the most dangerous areas my group and I experienced. Additionally, Stages 6a and 6b, better known as Crash or Renewal were also tested with the observations. Renewal is the gentrification, in this case, of Ash Street, and Crash is identified as 14th Street, a clear example of a declining zone in need for

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