GEOG 454- Spatial Organisation


Human society is complex and diverse, comprising different elements which are interlinked in space. This course seeks to explore in detail the various components of these linkages through interactions by various experts in the respective areas. The outline includes the nature and perspective of spatial organization, the concept and factors of location (Spatial characteristics and structure, physical/human resources and location), organization of rural space, (The theory of agricultural location, Structure of land-use in developing countries, land-use in the interdependent societies), spatial patterns of development (urban development trends, central place theory, the theory of industrial location, the growth pole theory, the development of primate cities and their effect on national and regional organization) and spatial interaction (transport systems, role of transport in development, dynamics and population growth, migration and mobility, the nature of spatial diffusion, the theory of diffusion).