5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Sunbelt phenomenon
- trade area
- spaces of consumption
- a 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.
- b 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
- c the transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.
- d The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions(Sunbelt) of the United States.
- e region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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
- in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded.
- movement 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
- 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
- the innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
5 True/False questions
gated communities → 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).
Griffin-Ford model → 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.
acropolis → literally, "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
central city → 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's economy
Forum → the focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora