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Urban Geography

In a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of the city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy
the very poorest parts of cities that in extreme cases are not even connected to regular city services and are controlled by gangs or drug lords
agricultural production in excess of that which the producer needs for his or her own sustenance and that of their family and which is then sold for consumption by others
upper fortified part of an ancient Greek city; usually devoted to religious purposes
Movement of upper and middle class people from urban core areas to the surrounding outskirts to escape pollution as well as the deteriorating social conditions.
deliberate killing of a city, for example when cities are targeted for destruction during wars.
The downtown part of the central city, the CBD is marked by high land values, a concentration of business and commerce, and the clustering of the tallest buildings
The focal point of ancient Roman life combining the functions of the ancient Greek acropolis and agora
conglomeration of people and buildings clustered together to serve as a center of politics, culture, and economics
The internal physical attributes of a place, including its absolute location, its spatial character and physical setting
Area of the city with a relatively uniform land use
the possibility of change that results from people living together in cities
areas of a city, the main purpose of which is to encourage people to consume goods and services; driven primarily by the global media industry
in ancient Greece, public spaces where citizens debated, lectured, judged each other, planned military campaigns, socialized, and traded
6th urban hearth, developed around 900 BCE
rehabilitation of deteriorated, often abandoned, housing of low-income inner-city residents
discriminatory real estate practice in NA in which members of minority groups are prevented from obtaining money to purchase property in white dominant neighborhoods
differentiation of society into classes based on wealth, power, production, and prestige
transformation of an area of a city into an area attractive to residents and tourists alike in terms of economic activity
a relatively small, egalitarian village, where most of the population was involved in agriculture. Starting over 10,000 years ago, people began to cluster in agricultural villages as they stayed in one place to tend their crops
group of decision-makers and organizers in early cities who controlled the resources, and often the lives of others
- a modern city in which the old downtown plays the role of a festival or recreational area, and widely dispersed industrial parks, shopping centers, high-tech industrial spaces, edge-city downtowns, and industrial suburbs are the new centers of economic activity
study of the physical form and structure of urban places
5th urban hearth, dating to 200 BCE
a country's largest city most expressive of the national culture and usually the capital city as well
a structural model of the American city that suggests that low rent and other types of areas can extend from the CDB to the city's outer edge, created zones that are shaped like a pie piece
homes bought in many American suburbs with the intent of tearing them down and replacing them with much larger homes
The external locational attributes of a place; its relative location or regional position with reference to other nonlocal places