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  1. informal economy
  2. Indus River Valley
  3. gated communities
  4. Commercialization
  5. Disamenity Sector
  1. a The transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.
  2. b The very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords.
  3. c Chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE
  4. d Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as opposed to a formal economy
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
  4. Chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
  5. 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

  1. Central CityThe urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city, having the clustering of the newer suburbs.


  2. SuburbThe entire built-up, nonrural area and its population, including the most recently constructed suburban appendages. Provides a better picture of the dimensions and population of such an area than the delimited municipality (central city) that forms its heart.


  3. redliningHomes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes often referred to as McMansions.


  4. Primate cityA country's largest city-ranking atop the urban hierarchy-most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital as well.


  5. CityConglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics