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The McGee Model

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Dennis Thomas

on 7 May 2013

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The McGee Model Background Cities in Southeast Asia are one of the most fastest growing cities in the world.
Most of them are still developing with a high-rise development and contain some of the world's tallest buildings. The McGee Model No general CBD, but components of CBDs present parts of the city
CBD components mainly in Port Zone
Western Commercial Zone: Western Business
Alien Commercial Zone: Dominated by Chinese Merchants
Mixed Land-Use Zone: Different Actives (Ex: Light Industry) and has economic uses such as informal business. Founder Model was developed by Terrance Garry McGee in 1964
Urban Geographer and Social Scientist
McGee Studied several cities in Southeast Asia
Discovered that cities shared many aspects as seen in the model Born January 1936 in Cambridge New Zealand
Has been the Director of the Institute of Asian Research for many years at the University of British Colombia
Served as President of the Canadian Association of Geographers About McGee The McGee Model Old colonial port zone surrounded by a commercial business district
Hybrid sectors & zones grow rapidly
New Industrial parks outside of cities
Because of alien commercial zone, cities experience blended culture but strong ethnic ties. The Southeast Asian City Model similar to Griffin-Ford City Model: each have high-class residential zones that come from center, middle-class residential zones that are in inner-city areas, and low-income squatter settlements that are in the periphery.
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