Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology

First Advisor

Richard S. Knight


The purposes of this study are: ( 1) to better understand the impact that accelerated urban growth is having on the city as a place for man to live and work; (2) to gain knowledge of the interrelationships between urban planning, zoning, and land use; (3) because most land use studies that are available have been made on cities of more than 50,000, this study will attempt to acquire some knowledge of land utilization on a small city of less than 10,000 inhabitants; (4) to gain firsthand experience in compiling a land use survey and map; and (5) to draw some conclusions concerning land use in small cities and large cities .