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Large nodes of industrial, office, and retail activities at the margins of urban areas in the U.S. are called edge cities.
Although suburbanization has resulted in residential dispersion, the central city has remained the employment focus of the suburban population.
With their greater land mass, Canadian cities tend to be more spread out than U.S. cities of equal size.
In the past decade, the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. were located in the traditional manufacturing belt.
Christaller's central place theory is better able to predict the size and spacing of towns in an agricultural region than in a mining region.
The majority of new arrivals in Third World cities settle in impoverished squatter districts.
The urbanized area is defined by structural and population densities, not by legal boundaries.
Situation refers to the relative location of a settlement.
Both the concentric zone and sector models assume cities grow and develop outward from a single core.
The urban influence zone is inversely proportional to a city's size.
As a city increases in size, service worker numbers increase more rapidly than do basic workers.
Models of urban structure are universal and can be applied to cities in diverse world regions.
The highest value land in urban areas is occupied by upper-income residential uses.
According to the economic basic model, all jobs are equal when it comes to fostering growth of the city.
The gentrification process is predicted by the concentric ring model of urban structure.
Many of the largest urban areas in the world are primate cities.
Since 1970, suburbanization and gentrification processes have made the entire metropolitan area homogeneous in socioeconomic characteristics.
The multiplier effect predicts the new land use requirements resulting from growth in urban population.
. In developing countries, the rich are most apt to live close to the city center.
Zoning and subdivision regulations in the United States have been used to exclude undesirable uses such as apartments and low-income housing from upper-income areas.
Young adult males constitute the majority of poor people.
Most of the megacities, with population over ten million each, can be found in Europe and North America.
The land use patterns of the older, eastern U.S. mass transit central cities were fully replicated in the 20th century urban centers of the Sun Belt.
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