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5 Matching questions

  1. redlining
  2. informal economy
  3. Indus River Valley
  4. shantytowns
  5. agora
  1. a in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized and traded
  2. b 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
  3. c chronologically, the third urban hearth, dating to 220 BCE
  4. d economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as apposed to a formal economy
  5. e a discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members of minority groups are are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominely

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are conrolled by gangs or drug lords
  2. region of great cities located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent
  3. legal restrictions on land use that determine what types of building and economic activities are allowed to take place in certain areas. In the U.S., areas are most commonly divided into separate zones of residential, retail, or industrial use.
  4. a term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the U.S. away from the CBD toward new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. These cities are characterized by extensive amounts of office and retail space, few residential areas, and modern buildings (less than 30 years old)
  5. the rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents

5 True/False questions

  1. concentric zone modela structual model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center


  2. urbanthe buildup of the central city and the surburban realm-the city and the surrounding environs connected to the city


  3. citya conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics


  4. blockbustingrapid change in the racial composition of residential clocks 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.


  5. urban morphologya spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the U.S. It is shown to be a widely dispersed multicentered metropolis consisting of incereasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the CBD


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