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Contradiction in Concentric Zone Model

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The following image shows the Concentric Zone Model established by Ernest Burgess in the early 1900’s.

What is the contradiction of this model today?

Concentric Zone Model. Digital image. Https://en.wikipedia.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Feb. 2016.

A

Transportation routes have changed from primarily railroad to primarily automobile in contrast to Borchert's air epoch.

B

The inner city function has shifted from industrial to tertiary industries as opposed to a secondary function of employment.

C

Government zoning regulations have forced an outward movement of residents in contrast to suburbanization

D

The model did not anticipate the population growth within the working class zones.

E

The model is opposite the bid-rent theory which suggests that the wealthy can live next to the Central Business District.