Town - Age of Towns Scheme

Age of Towns Scheme

Australian geographer Thomas Griffith Taylor proposed a classification of towns based on their age and pattern of land use. He identified five types of town:

  • Infantile towns, with no clear zoning
  • Juvenile towns, which have developed an area of shops
  • Adolescent towns, where factories have started to appear
  • Early mature towns, with a separate area of high-class housing
  • Mature towns, with defined industrial, commercial and various types of residential area

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