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|Legally adding land area to a city in the United States.
|An area delineated bv the U.S. Bureau of the Census for which statistics are published; in urbanized areas, census tracts correspond roughly to neighborhoods.
|Concentric zone model
|A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially 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.
|The change in density in an urban area from the center to the periphery.
|A large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area.
|process of change in the use of a house, from single-family owner occupation to abandonment.
|A process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly lm,--income renter-occupied area to a predOlninantly middle-class owner-occupied area.
|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 United States, 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 a collection of nodes of activities.
|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.
|Housing owned by the government; in the United States, it is rented to low-income residents, and the rents are set at 30 percent of the families' incomes.
|A process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve property within the boundaries.
|Rush (or peak) hour
|The four consecutive 15-minute periods in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes of traffic
|A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a series of sectors, or wedges, radiating out from the central business district (CBD).
|Development of new housing sites at relatively low density and at locations that are not contiguous to the existing built-up area.
|An area within a city in a less developed country in which people illegally establish residences on land they do not own or rent and erect homemade structures.
|A group in society prevented from participating in the material benefits of a more developed society because of a variety of social and economic characteristics.
|An increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements.
|In the United States, a central city plus its contiguous built-up suburbs.
|Program in which cities identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods, acquire the properties from private members, relocate the residents and businesses, clear the site, build new roads and utilities, and turn the land over to private developers.
|A law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community.