Illegal practice of refusing to make mortgage loans or issue insurance policies in specific areas for reasons other than economic qualifications of applicants
Homer Hoyt's Sector model
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups area rranged around a series of sectors,or wedges, radiating out from the central bussiness district.
with one or more clear core areas, a number of families live in close proximity to each other, with fields surrounding the collection of houses and farm buildings
a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
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 structures.
grid street pattern
an arrangement of streets that intersect at right angles
dendritic street pattern
streets branching out from a point
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
The process of population movement from within towns and cities to the rural-urban fringe.
a rundown apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
a group of people for whom poverty persists year after year and across generations
workers are overqualified for their jobs or work fewer hours than they would prefer
a hierarchy that says some stuff about some class
movement of people from rural areas to cities
Centers of economic, culture, and political activity that are strongly interconnected and together control the global systems of finance and commerce.
zone in transition
An area that is either becoming more rural or more urban
A law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community.
ratio between workers employed in the basic sector and those employed in the nonbasic sector
the heavily populated area extending from Boston to Washington and including New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
Cities that provide goods and services for the surrounding area.
a city with political and economic control over the surrounding countryside
a region formed by the combination of two areas with different activities or strengths, each of which benefits the other.
councils of government
cooperative agencies consisting of representatives from local governments in the region
The very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords.
the process of exporting goods from a region
feminization of poverty
the trend of women making up an increasing proportion of the poor
time where the major urban hearths came into existance
(in European cities) undeveloped area neighboring an urban area, often protected from development by planning law
a community of people smaller than a village