multiple nuclei model

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A representation of urban structure based on the idea that the functional areas of cities develop around various points rather than just one in the central business district. Some of these nuclei are pre-existing settlements, others arise from urbanization and external economies. Distinctive land use zones develop because some activities repel each other; not all land users can afford the high costs of the most desirable locations, and some require easy access.

Multiple nuclei

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