5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- urban morphology
- gated communities
- a 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.
- b region of great cities (Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent
- c the focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
- 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 gated communities are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon.
- e the study of the physical form and structure of urban places
5 Multiple choice questions
- chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
- in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.
- in a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
- a structural model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
- 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.
5 True/False questions
agricultural surplus → 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
blockbusting → rapid change in the racial composition of residential blocks in American cities that occurs when real estate agents and others stir up fears of neighborhood decline after encouraging people of color to move to previously white neighborhoods. In the resulting outmigration, real estate agents profit through the turnover of properties.
Indus River Valley → chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
shantytowns → 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.
first urban revolution → the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths