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dc.contributor.advisorReinemann, Martin W.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorBlack, Lloyd D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaither, Robert Charlesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T14:09:51Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T14:09:51Z
dc.date.issued1968
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/19352
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes maps.en_US
dc.description.abstractSterling, Illinois, a city with more than 16,000 people, possessed no land use map in 1966. The purpose of this thesis was to provide the map and to analyze the land use of Sterling with the hope that some information uncovered would be of value to city planning. Base maps were obtained. Land use data for transfer to these maps was recorded for each parcel of land within the city limits. This was done by personally observing the entire city's area. Interviews were conducted with persons involved in city development and manufacturing. The history of Sterling was studied. A comparison of Sterling's land use with that of other cities was completed. The analysis of the combination of procedures resulted in certain conclusions. Most land use patterns in Sterling are greatly influenced by the town's location along the Rock River. Growth of the city is predicted to be most rapid in a northerly direction because of a low-quality housing problem to the west and a transportation bottleneck in the east. The downtown business community is healthy, partly because of convenient access, a fortunate historic relationship to its twin city of Rock Falls, and civic-minded, energetic businessmen. A need was noted for highway planning in the vicinity of the northern city limits in order to facilitate east-west transportation and encourage business growth in that area.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 69 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLand use--Illinois--Sterlingen_US
dc.titleA land use study of Sterling, Illinoisen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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