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  1. Modern Architecture
  2. Node
  3. Segregation
  4. Extensive agriculture
  5. World City
  1. a The process that results from suburbanization when affluent individuals leave the city center for homogenous suburban neighborhoods. This process isolates those individuals who cannot afford to consider relocating to suburban neighborhoods and must remain in certain pockets of the central city.
  2. b Point of view, wherein cities and buildings are thought to act like well-oiled machines, with little energy spent on frivolous details or ornate designs. Efficient, geometrical structures made of concrete and glass dominated urban forms for half a century while this view prevailed.
  3. c Geographical centers of activity. Large cities (like Los Angeles) may have many nodes.
  4. d An agricultural system characterized by low inputs of labor per unit land area
  5. e Centers of economic, culture and political activity that are strongly interconnected and together control the global systems of finance and commerce.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The movement within city planning and urban design that stressed the marriage of older, classical forms with newer, industrial ones. Common characteristics include wide thoroughfares, spacious parks and civic monuments that stressed progress, freedom and national unity.
  2. Geographical boundaries placed around a city to limit suburban growth within that city.
  3. An agricultural activity associated with the raising of domesticated animals, including cattle, horses, sheep and goats
  4. A reaction in architectural design to the feeling of sterile alienation that many people get from modern architecture. Postmodernism uses older historical styles and a sense of lightheartedness and eclecticism. Buildings combine pleasant-looking forms and playful colors to convey new ideas and to create spaces that are more people friendly than their modernist predecessors
  5. Chemicals used on plants that do not harm the plants, but kill pests and can have negative repercussions on other species who ingest the chemicals (including humans)

5 True/False questions

  1. MegalopolisSeveral metropolitan areas that were originally separate but have joined together to form a large, sprawling urban complex.


  2. Latin American cityCities in Muslim countries that owe their structure to their religious beliefs. Islamic cities contain mosques at their center and walls guarding their perimeter. Open-air markets (bazaars), courtyards surrounded by high walls, and dead-end streets, which limit foot traffic in residential neighborhoods, also characterize Islamic cities.


  3. Planned agricultural economyAn agricultural economy found in communist nations in which the government controls both agricultural production and distribution


  4. DomesticationA process occurring in many inner cities in which they become dilapidated centers of poverty as affluent whites move out to the suburbs and immigrants and people of color vie for scarce jobs and resources.


  5. ExurbaniteCities in Europe that were mostly developed during the Medieval period and that retain many of the same characteristics such as extreme density of development with narrow buildings and winding streets, an ornate church that prominently marks the city center, and high walls surrounding the city center that provided defense against attack.