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  1. redlining
  2. McMansions
  3. Urban Realm
  4. Urban Morphology
  5. Site
  1. a 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).
  2. b The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
  3. c 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.
  4. d The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  2. Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  3. the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places
  4. One of two components, together with social stratification, that enables the formation of cities; agricultural production in excess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others.
  5. A structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center.

5 True/False Questions

  1. new urbanismThe entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and population of such an area than the delimited municipality (central city) that forms its heart.


  2. world cityDominant 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.


  3. Nile River ValleyChronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE


  4. ForumArea of a city with a relatively uniform land use


  5. Functional ZonationThe division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions


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