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5 Matching questions

  1. urban realm
  2. agora
  3. central place theory
  4. gated communities
  5. Huang He and Wei
  1. a in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized and traded
  2. b a 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
  3. c 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
  4. d 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
  5. e rivers in present-day China; it was the confluence of these two rivers where chronologically the fourth urban hearth was established around 1500 BCE

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity
  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. the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
  4. the movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the U.S.
  5. area of a city with a relatively uniform land use (e.g. industrial or residential ).

5 True/False questions

  1. urban sprawla 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

          

  2. McGee modela 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. McMansionshomes referred to as such because of their "supersize" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburb

          

  4. Indus River Valleychronologically, the third urban hearth, dating to 220 BCE

          

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

          

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