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Chapter 9: Urban Geography
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The layout of a city, the physical form and structure, is referred to as . . .
Which of the following countries is least urbanized? (major countries)
Human communities have existed for 100,000 years, but some did not start to grow into larger places until about . . . years ago
The very early developing agricultural societies were (socially) . . .
Egalitarian (no structure/democracy)
Where did the first urban development originate?
Which is not among the components which enabled the formation of the first cities?
Invention of the wheel (social stratification for cities - structure; need a surplus for other people)
Ancient towns and cites owed much of their success and growth to certain site advantages. Which of the following was not one of these advantages?
Good supplies of coal and iron
What structures dominated the urban landscape of the ancient Mesopotamian cities?
In which of the following regions did urbanization develop first?
Which feature typical of ancient urbanization was not present in the Nile River Valley hearth?
Ancient cities were not large by modern standards. The cities of Mesopotamian and the Nile Valley probably had populations of . . .
Urban places in the ancient world were (numbers/location) . . .
exceptions in an overwhelmingly rural society
Athens may have been the largest city in the world at the time of its existence, with a population estimated at . . .
The Parthenon of Athens is a structure typical of ancient Greek cities. It is a(n) . . .
Rome created a huge urban system. The integration of the Roman Empire was greatly facilitated by a . . .
Expanding on the Greek city's theater, the Romans built the world's first . . .
The relative location of a city refers to its . . .
The manufacturing city (post Industrial Revolution) first emerged in . . .
the British Midlands
Which is not related to urbanization processes of the second urban revolution?
cities as theocratic centers
In a model urban hierarchy, the population of a city, town or village is inversely proportional to its rank in the system (i.e. if the largest city is 4 million the second will be 2 million or 1/2, the third will be 1/3 and so on). This is known as . . .
A hinterland reveals the . . . of each settlement
Paris and Mexico City are many times larger than the second-ranked city in their respective countries. Their disproportionate size illustrates . . .
the concept of the primate city
The response of the urban system of the American South and Southwest to the influx of migrants over the past three decades conforms with predictions of central place theory. This is called the . . . phenomenon.
In Burgess' concentric zone model, the zone of transition became . . .
deteriorated with more CBD encroachment
Peter Muller's analysis of suburbanization indicated that suburbs were . . .
evolving into a self-sufficient urban entity with its own economic and cultural components
The multiple nuclei model of urban structure developed by Harris and Ullman arose from the idea that . . . was losing its dominant position in the metropolitan city
The core of a city is called the . . .
The Central Business District
What term came into use to describe the spatial components of the metropolis of the late twentieth century?
After 1970, new suburban downtowns (edge cities) were spawned in the outer city of Los Angeles, with their leading concentrations . . .
new key freeway intersections
Mexico City and Sao Paolo are examples of (type of city) . . .
In Latin America, which of the following does not accurately describe the typical CBD?
an area of out migration to suburbs
In the Latin American city, where are the homes of the most impoverished and unskilled residents?
on the outermost zone or peripheral fringe
A structural element of many Latin American cities, the disamenity sector, is illustrated by the . . .
barrios or favelas
Which of the following is both the least urbanized and the most rapidly urbanizing realm of the world?
Africa, south of the Sahara
Most African central cities actually have how many CBD's?
The focal point of the Southeast Asian city is the . . .
old colonial port zone
In Southeast Asian cities the alien commercial zone is dominated by . . .
Comparing Luanda, Angola to a suburb of Tokyo one is struck by the fact that the urban morphology reflects the fact that Angola lacks a . . . class.
The huge influx of population from rural to urban areas in peripheral or semi-peripheral areas find housing in . . .
If cities in the poorer parts of the world share a common characteristic, it may result from . . .
an absence of enforced zoning laws
Segregation in the United States was reinforced by the financial practice known as . . .
In core area cities the practice of buying up and rehabilitating deteriorating housing which resulted in the raising of housing values and a social change in neighborhoods is called . . .
The core area suburbs are experiencing a process of the tearing down of existing suburban homes and the building of very large, standardized looking homes known as . . .
The decline in density and the spread of cities associated with the building of freeways in the second half of the twentieth century has been pejoratively referred to as . . .
Marxist geographer David Harvey is one of the strongest critics of . . ., the privatization of public space and loss of "character" of neighborhoods
Gated communities have . . . as their chief objective
Ethnic neighborhoods in European cities reflect migrants from . . .
The growth of ethnic neighborhoods in . . . is less than in other European countries
Housing in the slum area, Kiberia in Nairobi, Kenya is occupied by Luo and Luhya peoples of western and northwester Kenya and is owned by . . .
New York's Times Square and Berlin's Potzdammer Platz are examples of giant media reshaping cities into . . .
Spaces of Consumption
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