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The Hoyt Sector Model (Off-Topic)

The Hoyt Sector Model is a generalized model of a city in the 1940’s. It was developed in 1939 by land economist Homer Hoyt. He claimed that a city develops in a series of sectors, not rings, hence disagreeing with the Burgess model of a city. 413 more words


The AAG- Why did I sign up for this?

Last week, I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, otherwise known as the AAG. Probably the biggest Geography conference in the world, the AAG continues to grow every year and this year over 9000 delegates gathered in Chicago for the 5 day event. 571 more words


The growth of the investor class within the private rented sector

Dr Desiree Fields

General Election 2015

The UK is heading into the general election amidst a deepening housing crisis. No matter which party takes power, the growth of the private rented sector, and the emergence of an investor class of landlords within it,is an issue that won’t be going away anytime soon. 917 more words


RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2015 - Post Conference Thoughts and Reflections

On 25th and 26th March 2015, the Department of Geography at The University of Sheffield welcomed postgraduate students from all over the UK to present their work at the annual RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference. 1,102 more words


#AAG2015 afterthoughts

The Annals of American Geographers annual conference this year was in Chicago, and as usual, was a hectic 5 days of sessions, networking, partying and pontificating. 1,134 more words

Urban Geography

Party promises fall short on tackling UK food poverty

Earlier today, the Trussell Trust announced that they had provided over one million people with emergency food aid in 2014-15 (http://www.trusselltrust.org/stats, accessed 22 April 2015). 408 more words


For the Common Good: The Environment in the General Election 2015

Professor Jenny Pickerill, 21st April 2015

Views posted in comment articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the University of Sheffield. 568 more words