Concentric Zone Theory


Definition of "Concentric zone theory"

Jennifer Dreggors
  Berkshire Hathaway Executives

Land development planning model theorizing that an urban area grows in rings expanding out from the central business district. The second ring is a shifting area having manufacturing and warehousing activity, including some less prominent commercial activity. The third ring has low social economic status housing while the fourth ring has middle-income housing. A fifth ring has new high social economic status housing.



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