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ch 5 and 9 urbanization
the ring of small towns and suburbs that surround a big city
Growth of low-density development on the edges of cities and towns.
the older part of a big city often the urban core serves as a downtown district of a city.
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
the small towns, farms, and open spaces that lie just beyond a city's suburbs
a major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
worsening economic conditions in the countryside including rising unemployment and growing poverty
the unequal distribution of wealth or resources in a geographic area, so that some places are richer than others
standard of living
a measure of quality of life based on the amounts and kinds of goods and services a person can buy
the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban