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  1. central place theory
  2. redlining
  3. gated communities
  4. world city
  5. urban
  1. a 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
  2. b 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
  3. c 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, they are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon
  4. d 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. e the buildup of the central city and the surburban realm-the city and the surrounding environs connected to the city

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older and original city that is surounded by newer suburbs
  2. 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)
  3. areas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services; driven primarily by the global media industry
  4. the downtown heart of a central city, it is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings.
  5. area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (e.g. industrial or residential ).

5 True/False Questions

  1. 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).


  2. gentrificationthe rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents


  3. citythe internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting


  4. sitethe internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting


  5. agricultural surplusthe people were involved in agriculture, lived near subsistence levels, producing just enough to get by


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