5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Edge cities
- Central Business District (CBD)
- Urban Sprawl
- a The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
- b Unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning.
- c Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
- d 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
- e 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)
5 Multiple choice questions
- The division of a city into different regions or zones for certain purposes of functions
- Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
- 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.
- Group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others
- 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).
5 True/False questions
Disamenity Sector → Chronologically the fifth hearth, dating to 2000 BCE
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.
Zoning laws → Area of a city with a relatively uniform land use
Nile River Valley → Chronologically the third urban hearth, dating to 2200 BCE
redlining → Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics