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AP Human Geography: Land Use
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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.
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, few residential areas, modern buildings, less than 30 years old)
Legal 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.
A country's largest city-ranking atop the urban hierarchy-most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital as well.
the external location attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference to other nonlocal places
Residential developments characterized by extreme poverty that usually exist on land just outside of cities that is neither owned nor rented by its occupants.
Capital city positioned in actually or potentially contested territory usually near an international border, it confirms the states determination to maintain its presence in the region in contention.
The process of urban areas expanding outwards, usually in the form of suburbs, and developing over fertile agricultural land.
decline in prosperity or ruining of a city area caused by a population shift to the suburbs
A giant urban area that includes surrounding cities and suburbs
an area where developers can plot out each house in the development and build the community from scratch
A process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low-income renter-occupied area to a predominantly middle-class owner-occupied area
development that occurs well beyond the limits of the current urbanized area, usually to take advantage of less expensive land
construction of small-scale developments on vacant pockets of land remaining within a city
the internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting.
Urban place experiencing infrastructural challenges related to massive and rapid urbanization.