5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- central city
- urban realm
- a homes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.
- b area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)
- c the urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs
- d a spatial generalization of the large, late-20th-century city in the US. It is shown to be a widely dispersed, multicentered metropolis consisting of increasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the Central Business District (CBD)
- e a discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which memebers of minority groups are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominantly white neighborhoods. The practice derived its name from the red lines depicted on cadastral maps used by real estate agents and developers. Today, redlining is officially illegal.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- homes referred to as such because of their "super size" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburbs
- rapid change in the racial composition of residential blocks in American cities that occurs when real estate agents and others stir up fears of neighborhood decline after encouraging people of color to move to previously white neighborhoods. In the resulting outmigration, real estate agents profit through the turnover of properties.
- in a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
- a country's largest city- ranking atop the urban hierarchy- most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital city as well.
5 True/False questions
concentric zone model → a structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
gated communities → restricted neighborhoods or subdivisions, often literally fenced in, where entry is limited to residents and their guests. Although predominantly high-income based, in North America gated communities are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon.
informal economy → economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product (GNP); as opposed to a formal economy
urban (area) → the entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and population of such an area than the delimited municipality (central city) that forms its heart.
gentrification → the rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents