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Rubenstein 13

Urban Patterns

Annexation process of legally adding land area to a city.
Concentric Zone model model created by EW Burgess in 1923
Density gradient density change in an urban area.
Edge city city around a beltway that is a node of consumer and business services
Filtering process of subdivision of houses and occupancy by successive waves of lower-income people.
Galactic city mini edge city that is connected to another city by beltways or highways.
Gentrification process by which middle-class people move into deteriorated inner-city neighborhoods and renovate the housing.
Greenbelt rings of open space. New housing is built in the older suburbs within the rings and planned extensions
Megalopolis Greek word for "great city." Region described as a metropolitan statistical area that may overlap and cause several large metropolitan areas to come so close together that they form one continuous urban complex.
Multiple nuclei model model created by CD Harris and EL Ullman in 1945
Peripheral model model created by Chauncey Harris
Public housing housing provided to low-income households
Redlining drawing of lines on a map to identify areas in which banks will refuse to loan money.
Renovated housing housing maintained as result of the alternative to demolishing houses.
Scattered site site in which dwellings are dispersed throughout the city rather than clustered in a large project.
Sector model theory developed by land economist Homer Hoyt in 1939
Smart growth legislation and regulations to limit suburban sprawl and preserve farmland.
Sprawl what US suburbs are characterized by; the progressive spread of development over the landscape.
Squatter settlement settlement where a large percentage of poor immigrants to urban areas in LDCs live because of a housing shortage.
Underclass what inner-city residents are frequently referred to because they are trapped in an unending cycle of economic and social problems.
Urban renewal something under which cities identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods
Zone in transition name given to the second ring of the concentric zone model
Zoning ordinances rules developed in Europe and North America in the 20th century that encouraged spatial separation. They also prevented mixing of land uses within the same district.
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