The Wedge or Sectoral Model:
The wedge or sectoral model of urban structure was propounded by Homer Hoyt and M.R. Davis in 1939.
According to the proponents of this theory, a high-rent residential district in one sector of the city will migrate outwards by the addition of new belts of housing along its outer arc. Similarly, low-rent housing might expand outwards in a different direction. In other words, once contrasts in land use have developed near the city centre, these differences will be perpetuated as the city expands. This idea of a sector-like expansion is an improvement on the earlier concentric model in that it takes into account both (i) the distance and direction of expansion, and (ii) acknowledges the importance of transport routes on the growth of the city.
Summer/Short Notes/ Main Points
The Sectoral Theory or Wedge or Sectoral Model of Homer Hoyt & Davis:
5 Sectors namely
Links of Urban Land Use Models:
1. Concentric Zone Model by E.W Burgess
2. Wedge/Sectoral Model by Homer Hoyt and M.R.Davis
3.Multiple Nuclei Model by C.D Harris and E.D Ullman