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Morphology & Urban Systems II


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City Beautiful (Greco-Roman), Garden City (Village Paradise), Le Corbusier (Brutish Modern), Jane Jacobs (Human Interaction).
Rank chronologically, (& describe in 2 words) : Le Corbusier, Garden City, Jane Jacobs, City Beautiful.
Los Angeles (sprawling, without a center).
What city influenced Frank Lloyd Wright's urban planning ideals?
Name some low income housing disasters inspired by Le Corbusier?
Pruitt-Igoe ((St. Louis), Cabrini-Green (Chicago), Harlem (various projects implemented by the NY bureaucrat Robert Moses).)
What is, "Art Deco"?
Art Decoratif (begun at a show in Paris, using machine age materials for art, like the) Chrystler Bldg.
What is "Streamline Moderne"?
(Streamline Moderne is a sleek version of Art Deco that looks able to move.) Jetsons stuff.
Concentric, Sector, Multiple-Nuclei
Some conceptual mapping models of urban geography?
CBD (Central Business District)
What is the core of the city usually referred to as?
Zone of Discard.
What is the area that is becoming run down? "Zone of... "
Zone of Assimiliation.
What is the area that is becoming posh? Zone of...
Phoenix architecture: What is the Luhrs Tower?
Art Deco Skyscraper, 1929, 1st @ Jefferson, background of the 1960 movie, "Psycho"
(Expansion) east stopped, (expansion) north increased.
Phoenix Urban Geography: How did an 1890's flood change things?
NOT south (Mexican slums) North (to serve whitey, almost in Camelback).
What direction did Phoenix trolleys NOT go? What direction DID they go?
Who is Larry Ford?
Urban Geography abstract theorist, sociological pedestrian perspective.
What are some Larry Ford concepts?
barbell downtown, music map, festival-marketplace, -lands (conventionland, historyland, governland, parking/emptyland, sportland, adventureland, foodland, gentryland, condoland, greenland, learningland ASU, dramaland, shopland, )
How has car geography evolved gas stations?
(1940's) house downtown (with canopy over gaspumps,)
The Car Wash & mechanic's garage
What has density robbed of parking garages?
What did Diners devellop from?
Railroad dining cars. (which apparently are VERY common in the urban East.)
What are Denny's based on?
Googie (a coffee shop chain)
What is the oldest & most significant Big Boy Burger?
Bob's Big Boy Burger in Burbank, where it belongs, built up by Bob Wian in 1949.
Signature Architecture, "You Are What You Serve".
What is a giant hot dog, hot dog stand?
Visibility from the road.
What is the significance of Yellow & Red in Urban Geography?
Romantic (not modernist, especially not in tract homes)
What sort of overall category describes most American homes?
Hispanic (Revival, Mission, Spanish Colonial1890-1940)
What sort of style of home became popular after the natives were suppressed & Buffalo Bill romanticized dingy cowboys?
Music Cities, chronologically, by type
Detroit (Motown), SoCal (Surf), Harlem (Jazz)
basic sector
sell products and services to consumers outside the settlement
central city
The urban area that is not suburban; generally, the older or original city that is surrounded by newer suburbs.
central place
A market center for the exchange of services by people attracted from the surrounding area
biogeochemical
This is the study of the flow of chemical elements between living organisms and the physical environment. Chemicals that are absorbed or eaten by living things are returned to the environment in different ways.
Contact Freezing
To become hard or stiffened because of no heat.
metropolitan area
a major population center made up of a large city and the smaller suburbs and towns that surround it
multiple nuclei model
A model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a collection of nodes of activities.
circulation of labor
As compared to the unidirectional flow of people from rural to urban areas, the circulation of labor involves the continuous movement of people from rural to urban and back again.
condensation nuclei
Tiny bit of particulate matter that serves as the surface on which water vapor condenses.
ghetto
a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
hinterland
The market area surrounding an urban center, which that urban center serves.
informal sector
the portion of an economy largely outside government control in which employees work without contracts or benefits
infrastructure
the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
invasion and succession
Process by which new immigrants to a city move to and dominate or take over areas or neighborhoods occupied by older immigrant groups.
megacity
Cities, mostly characteristic of the developing world, with high population growth and migration. All megacities have more than 10 million people
megalopolis
a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)
metropolitan statistical area
area with a city of 50 thousand or more people, together with adjacent urban communities that have strong ties to the central city.
network city
International exchange networks, centers of trade, coastal and major trade routes
non basic sector
Those economic activities of an urban unit that supply the resident population with goods and services and that have no "export" implication
primate city
The largest settlement in a country, if it has more than twice as many people as the second-ranking settlement.
range
The maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service.
rank size rule
In a model urban hierarchy, the idea that the population of a city or town will be inversely proportional to its rank in the hierarchy.
sector model
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).
service sector
businesses that provide services rather than manufactured goods
site
ground occupied by a settlement
situation
location of a settlement relative to its surroundings
social area
an area providing space for daily living, entertaining, and recreation.
sprawl
the spread of low-density urban or suburban development outward from an urban center
squatter settlement
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.
suburb
a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
threshold
a region marking a boundary
town
the people living in a municipality smaller than a city
urban
relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
urban geography
The study of how people use space in cities
urban hierarchy
a ranking of settlements according to their size and economic functions
urban influence zone
Areas outside the city that are affected by it.
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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