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5 Matching questions

  1. zoning laws
  2. agora
  3. primate city
  4. zone
  5. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)
  1. a 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.
  2. b area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)
  3. c in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.
  4. d rivers in present day China; it was at the confluence of the Huang He and Wei Rivers where chronologically the fourth urban hearth was established around 1500 BCE
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  2. chronologically the fifth urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE
  3. a term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the US away from the Central Business District (CBD) toward new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. These cities are characterized by extensive amounts of office and retail space, few residential areas, and modern buildings (less than 30 years old).
  4. the downtown heart of a central city, the CBD is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings
  5. chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE

5 True/False questions

  1. agricultural villageone of two components, together with social stratification, that enable the formation of cities; agricultural production in exess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others


  2. Griffin-Ford modeldeveloped by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture withe the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.


  3. concentric zone modela structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center


  4. urban sprawla 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)


  5. world citythe urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs


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