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  1. Acropolis
  2. Site
  3. Suburb
  4. Griffin-Ford model
  5. McMansions
  1. a Literally "high point of the city." The upper fortified part of a ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes.
  2. b The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
  3. c A subsidiary urban area surrounding and connected to the central city. Many are exclusively residential; others have their own commercial centers or shopping malls.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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 with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  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. 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
  4. A 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. The innovation of the city, which occurred independently in five separate hearths

5 True/False questions

  1. AgoraIn ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded

          

  2. gated communitiesa 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)

          

  3. Rank-sized RuleIn a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy

          

  4. Nile River ValleyRegion adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant

          

  5. Indus River ValleyChronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE

          

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