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AP Human Chpt 13

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Annexation Legally adding land area to a city in the United States.
Census Tract An area delineated by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for which statistics are published.
Concentric Zone Model A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatiall arranged in a series of rings.
Council of Government A cooperative agency consisting of representatives of local governments in a metropolitan area in the United States.
Density Gradient The change in density in an urban area from the center to the periphey.
Edge City A large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area.
Filtering A process of change in the use of a house, from single-family owner occupancy to abandonment.
Gentrification A process of converting anurban neighborhood froma predominantly low-income renter-occupied area to a predominantly middle-class owner-occupied area.
Greenbelt A ring of land maintained as parks, agriculture, or other types of open space to limit the sprawl of an urban area.
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) In the US, a central city of at least 50,000 population, the county within which the city is located, and adjacent counties meeting one of several tests indicating a functional connection to the central city.
Micropolitan Statistical Area An urbanized area of between 10,000 and 50,000 inhabitants, the county in which it is found, and adjacent counties tied to the city.
Multiple Nuclei Model A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around collection of nodes of activities.
Peripheral Model A model of North American urban areas consisting of an inner city surrounded by large suburban residential and business areas tied together by a beltway or ring road.
Public Housing Housing owned by the government.
Redlining A process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improe property within the boundaries.
Rush Hour The four consecutive 15-minute periods in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes of traffic.
Sector Model A mopdel of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a series of sectors, or wedges, radiating out from the CBD.
Smart Growth Legislation and regulations to limit suburban sprawl and preserve farmland.
Sprawl Development of new housing sites at relatively low density and at locations that are not contiguous to the existing built-up area.
Squatter Sttlement An area within a city in a less developed country in which people illegally establish redidences on land they do not own or rent and erect homemade structures.
Underclass A group insociety prevented from participating in the material benefits of a more developed society because of a cariety of social and economic characteristics.
Urbanization An increase in the percentage and in the number of people
Urban Renewal Program in which cites identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods, acquire the properties from private owners, relocate the residents and businesses, clear the site, build new roads and utilities, and turn the land over to private developments.
Zoning Ordinance A law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community.
Created by: Aubrey Sterling Aubrey Sterling on 2012-05-15



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