5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Urban Morphology
- Spaces of consumption
- Zoning laws
- a 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.
- b Legal restrictions on land use that determine what types of building and economic activities are allowed to take place in certain areas. In the United States, areas are most commonly divided into separate zones of residential, retail, or industrial use.
- c Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
- d In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
- e The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- Region of great cities (e.g Ur and Babylon) located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronically the first urban hearth dating to 3500 BCE, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent.
- Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
- a term introduced by american journalist joel garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the united states away from the central business district (CBD) toward the loci of economic activity at the urban fringe (extensive amounts of office and retail space, frew residential areas, modern buildings, less than 30 years old)
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Forum → In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
Central Business District (CBD) → 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
redlining → A discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members 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.
First urban revolution → 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 nineteenth century and became a mass phenomenon by the second half of the twentieth century.
Site → The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.