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  1. urban sprawl
  2. site
  3. shantytowns
  4. commercialization
  5. concentric zone model
  1. a the internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting
  2. b unrestricted growth in many American urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning
  3. c a structual model of the American central city that suggests the existence of five concentric land-use rings arranged around a common center
  4. d unplanned slum development on the margins of cities dominated by crude dwellings and shelters made mostly of scrap wood, iron, and even pieces of cardboard
  5. e the transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a discriminatory real estate practice in North America in which members of minority groups are are prevented from obtaining money to purchase homes or property in predominely
  2. the focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
  3. in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized and traded
  4. the buildup of the central city and the surburban realm-the city and the surrounding environs connected to the city
  5. developed by geographers Ernst Griffin and Larry Ford, a model of the Latin American city showing a blend of traditional elements of Latin American culture with the forces of globalization that are reshaping the urban scene

5 True/False questions

  1. Sunbelt phenomenonthe movement of millions of Americans from northern and northeastern States to the South and Southwest regions of the U.S.


  2. gentrificationthe rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents


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


  4. agriculture villagethe people were involved in agriculture, lived near subsistence levels, producing just enough to get by


  5. suburbanizationmovement 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).