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  1. Suburbanization
  2. world city
  3. Spaces of consumption
  4. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)
  5. Situation
  1. a 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
  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 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.
  4. d 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.
  5. e the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  2. The division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US

5 True/False Questions

  1. new urbanismOutlined 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. Primate cityA country's largest city-ranking atop the urban hierarchy-most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital as well.


  3. MesoamericaRegion 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.


  4. ForumThe focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora


  5. SuburbA subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.


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