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  1. trade area
  2. edge cities
  3. gentrification
  4. Griffin-Ford model
  5. agricultural surplus
  1. a the rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents
  2. b one of two components, together with social stratification, that enable the formation of cities; agricultural production in exess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others
  3. c region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  4. d 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.
  5. e a term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the US away from the Central Business District (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 Multiple choice questions

  1. theory 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. conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE

5 True/False questions

  1. suburba subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.

          

  2. gated communitiesa term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the US away from the Central Business District (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. urban sprawla 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)

          

  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). In North America, the process began in the early 19th century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the 20th century

          

  5. rank-size rulethe internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting