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  3. tear-downs
  4. McMansions
  5. Mesopotamia
  1. a 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
  2. b the focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  3. c 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.
  4. d the internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting
  5. e region of great cities (Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 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.
  2. The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
  3. chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE
  4. areas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services; driven primarily by the global media industry
  5. the urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs

5 True/False Questions

  1. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)A relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops.

          

  2. shantytownshomes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.

          

  3. leadership classgroup of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others

          

  4. zoning lawsarea of a city with a relatively uniform land use (an industrial zone, or a residential zone)

          

  5. redliningdominant city in terms of its role in the global political economy. Not the world's biggest city in terms of population or industrial output, but rather centers of strategic control of the world's economy

          

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