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Ch 13 Vocab. AP Geo

Vocabulary for chapter 13 of The cultural landscape an intro. to human geography

TermDefinition
Annexation Legally adding land area to a city in the United States
Census tract Area delineated by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for which statistics are published; in urban areas, census tracts correspond roughly to neighborhoods
Central business district (CBD) Area of a city where retail and office activities are clustered
City Urban settlement that has been legally incorporated into an independent, self-governing unit
Combined statistical area (CSA) In the United States, two or more contiguous core-based statistical areas tied together by commuting patterns
Concentric zone model Model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially arranged in a series of rings
Core based statistical area (CBSA) In the United States, the combination of all metropolitan statistical areas and micropolitan area in the United States
Density gradient Change in density in an urban area from the center to the periphery
Edge City Large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
Filtering Process of change in the use of a house, from single-family owner occupancy to abandonment
Food desert Area in a developed country where healthy food is difficult to obtain
Gentrification Process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly low-income, renter-occupied area to a predominantly middle-class, owner-occupied area
Greenbelt Ring of land maintained as parks, agriculture, or other types of open space to limit the sprawl of an urban area
Megalopolis Continuous urban complex in the northeastern United States
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA) In the United States, an urbanized area 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 (┬ÁSA) 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 Model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a collection of nodes of activities
Created by: ivanderzon17