Agricultural change in the urban-rural fringe: a test of the perimetropolitan bow wave model

dc.contributor.authorMims, Patricia A.en
dc.contributor.departmentGeographyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:37:52Zen
dc.date.adate2009-06-11en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:37:52Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-11en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-11en
dc.description.abstractThe urban-rural fringe in the United States is constantly shifting outward from the center of the metropolis, and urban landuses are displacing agriculture. Geographer John Fraser Hart developed the Perimetropolitan Bow Wave model to examine the movement of agriculture in a fifty mile radius of New York City. He concluded that agricultural activities differ in their rates of movement through four identified zones around the urban center. This thesis presents case studies of the movement of agricultural activities around two cities of different size--Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia--to examine the validity of the bow wave phenomenon. The findings of this research are that Hart's model is useful only partially when examining other cities and that individual size and characteristics of the urban area must also be considered when analyzing agricultural change.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentviii, 175 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06112009-063157en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06112009-063157/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43133en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.M567.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 32305710en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.M567en
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns -- Growthen
dc.subject.lcshLand use, Ruralen
dc.titleAgricultural change in the urban-rural fringe: a test of the perimetropolitan bow wave modelen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineGeographyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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