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Mrs. Kidd Chapter 8

part 3

Node Geographical centers of activity. A large city, such as Los Angeles, has numerous nodes.
Postmodern Architecture A reaction in architectural design to the feeling of sterile alienation that many people get from modern architecture. It uses older, historical styles and a sense of lightheartedness and eclecticism. Buildings combine pleasant-looking forms and playful c
Primate City A country's leading city, with a population that us disproportionately grater than other urban areas within the same country.
Rank-Sized Rule Rule that states that the population of any given town should be inversely proportional to its rank in the country's hierarchy when the distribution of cities according to their sizes follows a certain pattern.
Sector Model A model or urban land use that places the central business district in the middle with wedge-shaped sectors radiating outwards from the center along transportation corridors.
Segregation The process that results from suburbanization when affluent individuals leave the city center for homogenous suburban neighborhoods. This process isolates those individuals who cannot afford ti consider relocating to suburban neighborhoods and must remain
Squatter Settlements Residential developments characterized by extreme poverty that usually exist on land just outside of cities that is neither owned nor rented by its occupants.
Suburb Residential communities, located outside the city centers, that are usually relatively homogenous in terms of population.
Urban Growth Boundary Geographical boundaries placed around a city to limit suburban growth within that city.
Urban Morphology The physical form of a city or urban region.
Urban Revitalization The process occurring in some urban areas experiencing inner city decay that usually involves the construction of new shopping districts, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions to entice young urban professionals back into the cities where nightl
Urban Sprawl The process of expansive suburban development over large areas spreading out from a city, in which the automobile provides the primary source of transportation.
World City Centers of economic, culture, and political activity that are strongly interconnected and together control the global systems of finance and commerce.
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