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Unformatted text preview: Basic characteristics of Mexico City, Istanbul, and Shanghai Some basic things to look for in your notes 1) Key terms and concept definitions -Urban place, function, system 2) City origins and urbanization history -Approx. century and place of early cities 3) The main functions of cities throughout time 4) The main characteristics of cities -Types -Functions 5) The main causes for and trends regarding urbanization -Where is the most urbanization taking place? MDCs or LDCs -Are the global trends towards or away from more urbanization? -What are the three cornerstones of sustainability? 6) Urban models and how they help describe the urban form -Concentric Circles Model -Sector Model -Multiple Nuclei Model 7) Urban theories -Central Place Theory...
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- Fall '07