10 terms

ch 5 and 9 urbanization

urban fringe
the ring of small towns and suburbs that surround a big city
urban sprawl
Growth of low-density development on the edges of cities and towns.
urban core
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
rural fringe
the small towns, farms, and open spaces that lie just beyond a city's suburbs
metropolitan area
a major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
rural decline
worsening economic conditions in the countryside including rising unemployment and growing poverty
spatial inequality
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