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  1. Suburb
  2. Central Business District (CBD)
  3. Agricultural Surplus
  4. new urbanism
  5. Griffin-Ford model
  1. a 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.
  2. b A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  3. c One of two components, together with social stratification, that enables the formation of cities; agricultural production in excess 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.
  4. d Developed by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.
  5. e 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 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. Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  3. The innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  4. Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
  5. A country's largest city-ranking atop the urban hierarchy-most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital as well.

5 True/False Questions

  1. CityThe internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.


  2. Social StratificationThe rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.


  3. gated communitiesa term introduced by american journalist joel garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the united states away from the central business district (CBD) toward the loci of economic activity at the urban fringe (extensive amounts of office and retail space, frew residential areas, modern buildings, less than 30 years old)


  4. SiteConglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics


  5. CommercializationMovement 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.


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