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5 Matching questions

  1. acropolis
  2. urban sprawl
  3. new urbanism
  4. leadership class
  5. central business district (CBD)
  1. a outlined by a group of architects, urban planners, and developers from over 20 countries, an urban design that calls for development, urban revitalization, and suburban reforms that create walkable neighborhoods with a diversity of housing and jobs
  2. b literally "high point of the city." the upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city, usually devoted to religious purposes
  3. c the downtown heart of a central city, it is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings.
  4. d unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning
  5. e group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives, of others

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. rivers in present-day China; it was the confluence of these two rivers where chronologically the fourth urban hearth was established around 1500 BCE
  2. the layout of the city, its physical form and structure, used to study the city
  3. rapid change in the racial composition of residential clocks in American cities that occurs when real estate agents and others stir up fears of neighborhood decline after encouraging people of color to move to previously white neighborhoods. In the resulting outmigration, real estate agents profit through the turnover of properties.
  4. a country's largest city--ranking atop the urban hierarchy--most expressive of the national culture and usually (but not always) the capital city as well.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. Indus River Valleychronologically, the third urban hearth, dating to 220 BCE


  2. citya conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics


  3. agorathe focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora


  4. informal economyeconomic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government; and is not included in that government's Gross National Product; as apposed to a formal economy


  5. disamenity sectorchronologically the fifth and last urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE