Sector model

model of urban land use proposed in 1939

Sector model is a basic model in modern urban planning that was developed by Homer Hoyt. He published his work in 1939 after studying 140 American cities.[1] His model was a response to the concentric zone model developed by R. E. Park, E. W. Burgess and R. D. McKenzie.[1] Hoyt found that cities grow outward in wedge-shaped sectors instead of concentric circles.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Gerald R. Pitzl, Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Westport, CT; London: Greenwood Publishers, 2004), p. 224
  2. Charles F. Floyd; Marcus T. Allen, Real Estate Principles (Chicago, IL: Dearborn Real Estate Education, 2002), p. 184

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