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Units 5-6 Rec.Vocab.
|What is foreign direct investment?
|Investment made by a foreign company in the economy of another country.
|what is central place theory?
|Theory explaining distribution of serices,based on the fact that sttlements serve as centers of market areas for services.
|what is an edge city?
|A large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area.
|what is gentrification?
|Process of changing an urban neighborhood from predominantly low-income renter to midle -class owner.
|what is the Primate city rule?
|A pattern of settlements of a country, the largest settlement has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.
|What is primate city?
|Largest settlement in a country, if it has has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.
|what is the rank size rule?
|A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the Nth largest settlement is 1/N the population of the largest settlement.
|what is red lining?
|A process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve property within the boundaries.
|What is threshold?
|The minimum number of people needed to support the service.