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5 Matching questions

  1. Tear-downs
  2. Trade Area
  3. Shantytowns
  4. Zone
  5. Nile River Valley
  1. a Region adjacent to every town and city within which its influence is dominant
  2. b Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
  3. c 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.
  4. d Chronologically the second urban hearth, dating to 3200 BCE
  5. e Unplanned slum development on the margins of cities, dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. In ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
  2. 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.
  3. Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  4. 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. The internal physical attributes about a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. Urban MorphologyThe study of the physical form and structure of urban places


  3. Situationthe external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places


  4. Leadership classGroup of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others


  5. CommercializationMovement 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.