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  1. social stratification
  2. functional zonation
  3. disamenity sector
  4. urban realm
  5. commercialization
  1. a a spatial generalization of the large, late-twentieth-century city in the U.S. It is shown to be a widely dispersed multicentered metropolis consisting of incereasingly independent zones or realms, each focused on its own suburban downtown; the only exception is the shrunken central realm, which is focused on the CBD
  2. b the transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity
  3. c the differation of society into classes based of wealth, power, production, and prestigehone of the two components along with agricultural surplus which enables the formation of cities
  4. d the division of a city into different regions or zones (e.g. residential or industrial) for certain purposes or functions (e.g. housing or manufacturing)
  5. e the very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are conrolled by gangs or drug lords

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a term introduced by American journalist Joel Garreau in order to describe the shifting focus of urbanization in the U.S. away from the CBD toward new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. These cities are characterized by extensive amounts of office and retail space, few residential areas, and modern buildings (less than 30 years old)
  2. restricted neighborhoods or subdivisions, often literally fenced in, where entry is limited to residents and their guests. Although predominantly high-income based, in North America, they are increasingly a middle-class phenomenon
  3. the internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting
  4. a conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
  5. proposed by Walter Christaller that explains how and where central places in the urban hierarchy should be functionally and spatially distributed with respect to one another

5 True/False questions

  1. McGee modeldeveloped by geographer T.G. ____, a model showing similar land-use patterns among the medium sized cites of Southeast Asia


  2. Mesoamericaregion of great cities located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; chronologically the first urban hearth, dating to 3500, and which was founded in the Fertile Crescent


  3. agoraarea of a city with a relatively uniform land use (e.g. industrial or residential ).


  4. concentric zone modela structual model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center


  5. first urban revolutionmovement of upper and middle-class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as deteriorating social conditions (perceived and actual).