Determinants of land use change in guatemalan secondary urban centers

Gary S. Elbow

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The Griffin and Ford model of Latin American internal City structure is used to examine the rote of private sector institutions and public agencies as contributors to change in secondary level urban places in Guatemala. The private sector affects change primarily through locational choices in the siting of industry and housing. Public agencies influence change through control of municipal finances and decision making, especially in the construction of public works projects. The Undings tend to support the Griffin and Ford model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1983


  • Changing land uses
  • Public and private sector
  • Secondary urban places
  • Urban morphology
  • Urbanization


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