ERIC Number: ED128247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Reference Count: 0
Urban Geography: Topics in Geography, Number 1.
National Council for Geographic Education.
The scope, objectives, and some of the findings of urban geography are discussed in this paper. Curriculum development in urban geography at the high-school level is also briefly described. The first of six articles, "Aspects and Trends of Urban Geography," explains the urban geographer's interest in internal city structure, interaction of static functions within the city as well as changing patterns over time, and use of mathematical models of urban characteristics. The second article, "Historical and Comparative Urban Studies," defines cities as centers of exchange and traces urbanization historically and geographically. The elements of Christaller's central place theory are explained in the third paper, which includes definitions of central place, central goods and services, and the range or complementary region of a good. "Public Policy and the Central Business District" (CBD), the fourth article, compares the CBD's assets and deficits and explores the need for public policy when growth in outlying areas is sapping its strength. The last two articles discuss the urban unit of the High School Geography Project and the need for urban geography in U.S. high schools. (AV)
Descriptors: Community Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Essays, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Urban Areas, Urban Environment, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Urbanization
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 316 and 317