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DISCUSSION PAPER

Name: SUMAGAYSAY, NICSON G.


TOPIC: “THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF URBANGOEGRAPHY” (Concepts)
Section: SOCIAL STUDIES 2C

Concept of Radicalism

An important aspect of the urban world is the concept of “total change” brought into play by

development of metropolises. This the aim was restricted and hardly it was possible to explain a

complex economics function and social system. Crowe, writing on of methodology, pointed out

that treatment of towns as “indicative of the inability of geographers of penetrate beyond the

superficial”.

Concept of Ecology

Robert Park- opined that because of increase in population and city region there came a

change in the ecological process of a city. Urban ecology influenced the relationship with the

surrounding areas of city and had its sway over the people and their environment.

Based and Concepts

Cooley, in his treatise on transportation, made it clear – “why is a town there, where it is?” He

has pointed out the geographical qualities which govern the site of a town is “binary”. On the

one hand, it is bountiful with respect to its resources and facilities of production, while on the, it

is equipped with transportation facilities.


Site-Situation Concepts

Taylor’s various classes and types of cities are the product of their natural site like hills: cuesta;

mountain-corridor; passes; plateau; eroded domes; rivers, falls, meanders, terraces, deltas,

fans, valleys, islands, lakes, etc. All of these are ‘controlled’ primary by the topography of sites.

Aim of Urban Geography

For the explanation of urban study its importance and aims, man & place are interrelated and

shown by Ray & Northern.

Town is place of maximum collection of population. So, two things are importance in the study

of Urban Geography i.e man and place.

All the interrelation between man and place, show the maximum use of place for man is the

main.

The fields of Urban Geography consist of two types of studies

1. First is about the actual town itself i.e. the chief characteristics of the town have to be

studies by analyzing the significance of town and linkages of urban landscape.

2. Second is the study about the influence of towns over its surrounding countryside with

respect to economy, culture, political makeup.