5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Urban Morphology
- Rank-sized Rule
- gated communities
- McGee model
- a Restricted neighborhoods or subdivisions, often literally fenced in, where entry is limited to residents and their guests. Although predominantly high-income based, in North America gated communities are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon.
- b 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
- c Developed by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.
- d The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Unplanned slum development on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard.
- Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
- Group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others
- 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.
- 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
Gentrification → The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
Central place theory → The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
Concentric zone model → Developed by geographer T.G. McGee, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium-sized cities of Southeast Asia.
First urban revolution → 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.
Mesoamerica → Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE