Illegal practice of inducing homeowners to sell their properties by telling them that a certain people of a certain race, national origin or religion are moving into the area
The strength of an urban center in its capacity to attract produce and consumers to its facilities; a city's "reach" into the surrounding region
Theory proposed by Walter Christaller that explains how and where central places in the urban hierarchy should be functionally and spatially distributed with respect to one another.
economic activities that allow a community to exist. For example, a town might exist because a mineral resource in the area is being developed
City that is located on the outskirts of larger cities and serves many of the same functions of urban areas, but in a sprawling, decentralized suburban environment.
Areas along or near major transportation arteries that are devoted to the research, development, and sale of technology products. (Silicon Valley is an example.)
the portion of an economy largely outside government control in which employees work without contracts or benefits
A cluster of office bulidings, usually located along an interstate, often forming the nucleus of an edge city
postmodern urban landscape
Attempts to reconnect people to place through its architecture, the preservation of historical buildings, the re-emergence of mixed land uses and connections among developments
real estate agents advising customers to purchase homes in neighborhoods depending on their race
Illegal practice of refusing to make mortgage loans or issue insurance policies in specific areas for reasons other than economic qualifications of applicants
provision in a property deed preventing sale to a person of a particular race or religion; loan discrimination; ruled unconstitutional
dendritic street pattern
street pattern characterized by fewer streets organized into a hierarchy based on the amount of traffic each is intended to carry--they form the "loop" or "lollipop" typical of urban sprawl neighborhoods.
smaller landscapes that symbolize a bigger area or category. iconic landscapes, i.e. the state capitol symbolizes WI. every landscape can symbolize something, but these are focal points for people's attention