← Chapter 9 Vocab Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- zoning laws
- leadership class
- urban realm
- a 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)
- b literally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
- c legal restrictions on land use that determine what types of building and economic activities are allowed to take place in certain areas. In the US, areas are most commonly divided into separate zones of residential, retail, or industrial use.
- d group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others
- e the rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
- area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)
- the urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs
- 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.
- region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
5 True/False Questions
agora → in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.
commercialization → movement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual). In North America, the process began in the early 19th century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the 20th century
new urbanism → outlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs
primate city → 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.
suburbaniztion → movement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual). In North America, the process began in the early 19th century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the 20th century