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Human Mosaic Chapter 10-11

percentage of urban population
urbanized population refers to a country’s
the United States Census Bureau defines a city as a densely populated area of __________ people or more
the term “world cities” refers to cities having populations of at least
which of the following cities is NOT ranked in the world’s ten largest metropolitan areas: (Seoul, London, Moscow, New York, Bombay)
the city that dominates the political, economic, and cultural life of a country is the
all of the above
the origin of cities is strongly related to: (plant/animal domestication, improved transportation networks, warfare/defense, improved building techniques)
the hydraulic civilization model can be tied to all of the following urban hearths EXCEPT: (China, Mesoamerica, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River valley)
universe-like form
cosmomagical cities exhibit the three spatial characteristics of a __________, symbolic center, and cardinal direction orientation
functional zonation
the pattern of functional land use within a city is referred to as
the place for public use and markets in ancient Greek cities was the
the __________ was the urban zone of a Roman city where religious, administrative, and educational structures, as well as markets, were located
site selection
the most important contribution or legacy of Roman city builders was probably
town hall
the major functions of the medieval city are depicted in all of the following symbols EXCEPT: (town hall, charter, fortress, wall, marketplace)
the medieval town’s crowning glory was usually the
T/F: most European cities were founded during the medieval period
T/F: few of the traditions Western urban life began in the medieval period
T/F: the medieval landscape is still with us, giving us a visible history of the city and distinctive form
T/F: the Baroque period predated the Renaissance in history
Jean Gottmann
the term and concept of megalopolis was created by
a majority of the American people were not urbanized until
the regional setting of urban location is called the
river-island sited
Mexico City, Montreal, New York City, and Venice are all examples of
critical to central-place theory is the fact that different goods and services vary both in __________ and range
one million square feet or less of leasable office space
NOT a feature of an “edge city”
“developing” world cities
large-scale squatter settlements are a typical feature of many
census tracts
an excellent method of defining social regions is to isolate one social trait and plot its distribution within a city by using
recognizes the sentiment people have for places
the neighborhood concept is critical cultural geography because it
all of the above
an important economic advantage to central city location has traditionally been: (product cost, advertising, proximity to major transport networks, accessibility)
an economic advantage
agglomeration or clustering is considered
lateral commuting
today, many people travel to work from suburb to suburb. This is called
Federal Housing Administration
the government body known as FHA is an abbreviation for
a practice in which banks and mortgage companies designate areas considered to he a high risk for loans
the movement of middle-class people into deteriorated areas of city center is referred to as
lower-income people of the inner city are often displaced by the process of
the study of the relationship between an organism and its physical environment is called
the direction of city growth, the patterning of social regions, and the routing of transportation can all be influenced by
T/F: the heat generation of a city produces a large mass of warmer air sitting over the city called the urban heat island
T/F: during the summer, a city center is warmer than its suburbs
the concentric zone model of Burgess has five zones. Zone 2, characterized by a mixed pattern of industrial and residential land use, is considered a __________ zone
the area of the concentric zone model characterized by commuters and high-income families is zone
the sector model of urban land-use was developed by
after 1945
freeways became part of the city landscape
multiple nuclei
the model that maintains that a city develops with equal intensity around various points is the __________ model
squatter settlements
in the Latin American model the zone of maturity primarily includes
parchment used over and over for written messages
a palimpsest is a
symbolic landscape
a cemetery may be considered part of a city’s
all of the above
which of the following is considered a “landmark”: (city hall, railway depot, industrial smokestack, White Castle restaurant)
shopping malls in North America are ___________ spaces
defensive urban space
Mike Davis discusses patterns of “militarized” space. This space is primarily
T/F: many U.S. cities have a pattern of leap-frog expansion, and then in-filling, to use all of the space inside city limits
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