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GEOG 1101 Ch. 10

key terms

Central place a settlement in which certain products and services are available to consumers.
Central place Theory a theory that seeks to explain the relative size and spacing of towns and cities as a function of people’s shopping behavior.
Colonial city a city that was deliberately established or developed as an administrative or commercial center by colonial or imperial powers.
Gateway city a city that serves as a link between one country or region and others because of its physical situation.
Primacy a condition in which the population of the largest city in an urban system is disproportionately large in relation to the second- and third-largest cities.
Shock city a city that is seen as the embodiment of surprising and disturbing changes in economic, social, and cultural life.
Squatter settlements residential developments that take place on land that is neither owned nor rented by its occupants.
Urban ecology the social and demographic composition of city districts and neighborhoods.
Urban form the physical structure and organization of cities.
Urban system an interdependent set of urban settlements within a specified region.
Urbanism the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings.
World city a city in which a disproportionate part of the world’s most important business is conducted.
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