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  1. Situation
  2. Sunbelt phenomenon
  3. Agricultural Surplus
  4. Shantytowns
  5. redlining
  1. a The movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the US
  2. b One of two components, together with social stratification, that enables the formation of cities; agricultural production in excess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of his or her family and which is then sold for consumption by others.
  3. c the external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference of another nonlocal places
  4. 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.
  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. Conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  2. The transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity.
  3. 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
  4. Rapid change in the racial composition of residential blocks in American cities that occurs when real estate agents and others stir up fears of neighborhood decline after encouraging people of color to move to previously white neighborhoods. In the resulting outmigration, real estate agents profit through the turnover of properties.
  5. 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 True/False questions

  1. Zoning lawsLegal 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. Urban SprawlUnrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning.


  3. Edge citiesDominant 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.


  4. Social StratificationThe rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents.


  5. ZoneArea of a city with a relatively uniform land use


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