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  1. Trade Area
  2. Central place theory
  3. Zoning laws
  4. Suburbanization
  5. world city
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  5. e Legal restrictions on land use that determine what types of building and economic activities are allowed to take place in certain areas. In the United States, areas are most commonly divided into separate zones of residential, retail, or industrial use.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  2. In a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
  3. The innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  4. A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  5. one of two components, together with agricultural surplus, which enables the formation of cities; the differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige

5 True/False questions

  1. Urban MorphologyThe study of the physical form and structure of urban places


  2. Disamenity SectorThe very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords.


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


  4. 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.


  5. MesopotamiaChronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE


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