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  1. world city
  2. new urbanism
  3. tear-downs
  4. edge cities
  5. disamenity sector
  1. a 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)
  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 outlined 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
  4. d homes bought in many American suburbs within intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes, often referred to as McMansions
  5. e 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

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the layout of the city, its physical form and structure, used to study the city
  2. the focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  3. chronologically, the third urban hearth, dating to 220 BCE
  4. 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
  5. 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

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  1. central citythe urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older and original city that is surounded by newer suburbs

          

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

          

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

          

  4. commercializationmovement 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).

          

  5. primate 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

          

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