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X and the City by John A. Adam

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Chapter 16

GROWTH AND THE CITY

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Patterns of the distribution of populations around city centres are extremely variable. Clearly city development depends on constraints imposed by features of the local geography such as lakes, coastlines and mountain ranges. Rivers have played an important role as centres of attraction and indeed one of the first known cities, Babylon, was located at the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The sizes of population centres also exhibit great variability, with numbers from just a few to ten or more million.

—A.J. Bracken and H.C. Tuckwell [30]

X = Ntot and X = ρ(r): SIMPLE URBAN GROWTH MODELS

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