legally adding land area to a city in the U.S.
an area delineated by the U.S. Bureau of the census for which statistics are published; in urbanized areas, census tracts correspond roughly to neighborhoods
A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged in a series of rings
Council of governement
a cooperative agency consisting of representatives of local governements in a metropolitan area in the U.S.
the change in density in an urban area from the center to the periphery
a large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
a process of change in the use of a house, from single family owner occupancy to abandonment
a process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low income renter occupied area to a predominantly middle class owner occupied
a ring of land maintained as parks, agriculture, or other types o open space to limit the sprawl of an urban area
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
in the United States , a central city of at least 50,000 population, the county within which the city is located and adjacent countries meeting one of several test indicating a functional connection to the central city.
Micropolitan Statistical Area
an urbanized area of between 10,000 and 50,000 innhabitants, the county in which it is found, and adjacent countries tied to the city.
Multiple Nuclei Model
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social grouos are arranged around a collection of nodes of activities
a model of North American urban areas onsisting of an inner city surrounded by large suburban residential and business areas tied together by a beltway or ring road
housing owned by the governement ; in the United States, it is rented to low-income residents, and the rents are set at 30 percent of the families incomes.
a process by which banks draw a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve prpoperty within the boundaries
rush(or peak) hour
the four consecutive 15 min. periods in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes of traffic
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a series of sectors, or wedges, radiating out from the central business district
development of new housing sites at relatively low density and at locations that are not contiguous to the existing built-up area
an area within a city in a less developed country in which people illegally establish residences on land they do not own or rent and erect homemade strucures
a group in society preented from participating in the material benefits of a more developed society because of a variety of social and eonpmic charcteristics
an increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements
in the United States, a central city plus its contiguous built-ip suburbs
program in which cities identify blighted inner city neighborhoods, acquire the properties from private owners, relocate the residents and businesses, clear the site build new roads and utilities and turn the land over to private developers
a law that limits the permitteed uses of land and maximum density of development in a community
legislation and regulations to limit suburban sprawl and prserve farmland