Glossary of Urban Developement
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- The process in which the population of cities grow.
- Two dimensions of urbanization
- Increase in the number of people living in cities, and an increase in the percentage of people living in the cities.
- What are the social differences between urban and rural settlements?
- Large size, high density, and social heterogeniety
- Legal definition of a city
- An urban settlement that has been legally incorporated into an independent, self-governing unit.
- Urbanized area
- The central city (term given to cities in the U.S. surrounded by suburbs) and surrounding built-up suburbs
- Metropolitian Statistical Area
- Method of measuring the functional area of a city.
1)urban area w/ pop. of at least 50,000
2) The country which the city is located
3) The percentage of people working in the central city compared to the density
- Micropolitian Statistical Area
- A smaller metropolitian area
- Concentric Zone Model
- A city grows outward from a central area in series of concentric rings.
2)Zone of transition
3)Zone of independent workers' homes
4)Zone of better residences
- Sector Model
- A city develops in a series of sectors not rings, certain areas are more attractive based on activities.
2)Transportaion and Industry
- Multiple Nuclei Model
- A city is a complex structure that includes more than one center around which activities revolve.
2)Wholesale, light manufacturing
7)Outlying business district
- Census tracts
- Sections of urban areas used by the U.S. census bureau, caontain aproximately 5,000 people.
- Squatter developments
- Areas in LDC, created when the immigrants move to urban areas. They have few services, water is carried from a well, little schools paved roads, telephones, or sewers, and transportaion.
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