5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- world city
- Urban Realm
- Trade Area
- a 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 economy.
- b Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
- c A spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the United States. 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).
- d 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.
- e Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
5 Multiple choice questions
- The innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths
- Outlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs.
- The study of the physical form and structure of urban places
- 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
- 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.
5 True/False questions
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
Central City → The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.
Mesopotamia → 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.
Suburb → In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
Suburbanization → 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.