5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Central City
- Central Business District (CBD)
- a The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
- 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.
- c the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places
- d 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
- e The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
5 Multiple choice questions
- Homes referred to as such because of their "super size" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburbs.
- 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.
- Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
- 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.
- 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 True/False questions
Zoning laws → 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.
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.
informal economy → 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.
Rank-sized Rule → 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