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AP Unit #6 - Urban and City Land Use - chapter 18
Terms in this set (35)
permanently inhabited areas of the earth's surface
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
a small community or village
the growth of cities
the percentage of a population within a city
The process of population movement from within towns and cities to the rural-urban fringe.
when suburbanites return to live in the city
move farther out into rural areas and work remotely
Smaller urban areas located near a central city but independent of the larger metropolitan area
a city that governs itself and its surrounding territory
areas generally associated with river valleys in which seasonal floods and fertile soils aided the production of an agricultural surplus
a large city and its suburbs
Micropolitan Statistical Area
a city with only 10,000 inhabitants in its core urban area
An area organized around a node or focal point
The larger the settlement, the greater the variety of people
the rapid innovation of communication and transportation technologies associated with globalization that transforms the way people think about space and time
describes urban growth based on transportation technology
cities shaped by the distances people could walk
The appearance of the streetcar made living within the heart of the city unnecessary. People began moving to the edges of the cities and commuting to work by streetcar. Led to growth of suburbs.
interdependent set of urban settlements within a specified region
A model that holds that the potential use of a service at a particular location is directly related to the number of people in a location and inversely related to the distance people must travel to reach the service.
A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the nth largest settlement is 1/n the population of the largest settlement.
a city that ranks first in a nation in terms of population and economy
Central Place Theory
A theory that explains the distribution of services, based on the fact that settlements serve as centers of market areas for services; larger settlements are fewer and farther apart than smaller settlements and provide services for a larger number of people who are willing to travel farther.
A market center for the exchange of services by people attracted from the surrounding area.
the area surrounding a service from which customers are attracted
the shape of the market areas in the central place theory
the level of stimulation required to trigger a neural impulse
The maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service.
City with more than 10 million people
a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex.
synonym for megalopolis; large uniting supercities that are forming in diverse parts of the world.
global city (world city)
A city-such as London, New York, or Tokyo-that has become an organizing center of the new global economy.
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