5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Urban Morphology
- Urban Realm
- a The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
- b A discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members 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.
- c 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 nineteenth century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the twentieth century.
- d A spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the United States. 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 the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places
5 Multiple choice questions
- The division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions
- The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Urban Sprawl → Unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning.
Mesopotamia → Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
Acropolis → Region of great cities (e.g Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronically the first urban hearth dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent.
Primate city → The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
world city → Dominant 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 economy.