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TermDefinition
City-State An independently governed community consisting of a city and the surrounding lands, notably present in ancient Greece
City Densely-populated and highly-structured settlements that serve a variety of functions
Urban Characteristic of a city or town
Rural Areas of open land with few people, homes, and businesses
Suburban Outlying area or community around a city; residential area on the outskirts of a city
Edge Cities A new concentration of business in suburban areas due to urban sprawl
Megalopolis A large population concentration made up of several large and many smaller cities, such as the area between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Gentrification Renewal and rebuilding of downtown areas that originally housed low-income families but young urban professionals are now moving into
Megacities A great city that is made up of several large and small cities
Urban Sprawl Spreading of urban developments on undeveloped land near a city
Urbanization The relocation of people from rural areas to urban areas
Latin American Cities Model Urban model distinct from the rest of the world because it contains a spine of services that extend out from a central market, which usually contains a large cathedral
Sector Model Proposes that a city develops in sectors instead of rings; as a city grows, activities flourish and expand outward in wedges
Concentric Zone Model Shows the pattern of different types of urban activities, maintaining that different types of services and living conditions move outward in a circular pattern from the downtown area
Multiple Nuclei Model According to this model, a city contains more than one center around which activities revolve; different services cluster around different parts of the city
Central Place Theory Geographical theory that seeks to explain the number, size, and location of human settlements in an urban system
Created by: HCSWorldGeo