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5 Matching questions

  1. Agora
  2. Commercialization
  3. Rank-sized Rule
  4. Concentric zone model
  5. Central City
  1. a In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
  2. b The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
  3. c A structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center.
  4. d The transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.
  5. e 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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  2. The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  3. Unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning.
  4. 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. The 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. AcropolisRegion 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.

          

  2. Huang He (Yellow) and Wei (Yangtzi)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

          

  3. SuburbanizationMovement 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.

          

  4. redliningA 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. gated communitiesRestricted 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.

          

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