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  1. city
  2. zoning laws
  3. situation
  4. central place theory
  5. agora
  1. a a conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  2. b the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference to other nonlocal places
  3. c 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. d in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized and traded
  5. e 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

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. homes 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
  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. a structual model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
  5. 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 True/False Questions

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


  2. new urbanismoutlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs


  3. acropolisliterally "high point of the city." the upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes


  4. Mesopotamiachronologically the fifth and last urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE


  5. functional zonationthe division of a city into different regions or zones (e.g. residential or industrial) for certain purposes or functions (e.g. housing or manufacturing)


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