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African City Model

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Jessica Sandoval

on 28 February 2013

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Jessica Sandoval African City Model Founder of Model Explaining the Model Most of the time, around the three main CBDs is the ethnic and mixed neighborhoods. People there have strong ethnic identities.

Around ethnic neighborhoods, mining and manufacturing zone comes next. Sometimes mixed in with the ethnic neighborhoods.

On outer part of cities are the informal satellite townships (squatter settlements). In the this are, people make homes anywhere, private or public. Usually consist of poor neighborhoods. SubSaharan African City Model CBD: Central Buissness District In the Beginning... Subsaharan Africa had countries with some of the world's lowest level of urbanization
Most countries in tropics under 40 percent urbanized and countries outside tropics about 57%
European colonization put urban centers like Kenya, The Congo, Nairobi, and Zimbabwe in the interior.
Along Coasts: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Angola, and Mozambique. Center of South Africa major cities remain western with elements of European Colonization and a thin layer of globalization (high rise CBD's and upper income suburbs). Studies in African Cites show
that most of these cities
consist of not one but three
CBDs Colonial CBD: Vertical Development

Traditional CBD: Single-story
buildings w/traditional architecture

Market Zone: Open air, informal, but
important Model also known as the De Blij model
Name after its founder, Harm De Blij
(famous geographer) founded it De Blij went to school in Europe during WWII and worked with many companies such as CBS, NBC, CNN, and PBS Known for his work in the famous Human Geography book that are read by students around the world.
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