APHUG CH 13
Terms in this set (13)
A relationship that typifies the overall urban hierarchy within a country. It is determined by dividing the population of the largest city in half to determine the size of the second largest city, the second by the third, and so on
Division of labor
the breaking down of a job into separate, smaller tasks to be performed individually
The market area surrounding an urban center, which that urban center serves.
a city that ranks first in a nation in terms of population and economy
Cities that are tied together in some meaningful way, which geographers and other urban researchers may describe as functional linkages. ex: trading networks
The growth of cities and the migration of people into them.
The spreading of residency into the outlying regions of a city
A way to describe the process by which a society becomes more urban.
Metropolitan Statistical Area
an integrated economic and social unit with a large population nucleus
a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex.
a recognized metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million people ex: nyc
the change in density in urban areas from the city to the periphery... population grows as you move away from center
the unplanned and uncontrolled spreading of cities into surrounding regions