5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- agricultural village
- central business district (CBD)
- concentric zone model
- a A relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops.
- b a structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
- c a subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
- d homes referred to as such because of their "super size" and similarity in appearance to other such homes; homes often built in place of tear-downs in American suburbs
- e the downtown heart of a central city, the CBD is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings
5 Multiple choice questions
- a spatial generalization of the large, late-20th-century city in the US. It is shown to be a widely dispersed, multicentered metropolis consisting of increasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the Central Business District (CBD)
- a country's largest city- ranking atop the urban hierarchy- most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital city as well.
- homes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.
- developed by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture withe the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.
- the study of the physical form and structure of urban places
5 True/False questions
gated communities → 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 gated communities are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon.
Sunbelt phenomenon → The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
blockbusting → a discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which memebers of minority groups are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominantly white neighborhoods. The practice derived its name from the red lines depicted on cadastral maps used by real estate agents and developers. Today, redlining is officially illegal.
social stratification → one of two components, together with agricultural surplus, which enables the formation of cities; the differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige
new urbanism → homes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.