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Section #1 - Potential multiple choice and/or true-false questions Understand how urban areas are classified differently throughout the world. US: at least 2500; Norway: at least 200; Japan: at least 30,000 Understand how the United States Census Bureau defines a Metropolitan Statistical Area. county that has a central city with a population of at least 50,000 Understand the concepts of urban sprawl and conurbation. Identify the regions of the United States and Canada where megalopoli exist US: Boston – D.C.; Canada: Toronto Understand the characteristics of an urban core-hinterland relationship. farms trade w/ core Identify the types of settlements and the characteristics of each. Isolated settlement – self-contained; self-supporting Hamlet - <100 people Village – 100-500 people; basic services for hinterland Town - 500-2500 people; can serve surrounding villages City - >2500 Regional city – focal point; e.g. Chicago for Midwest Identify the important characteristics that define a primate city. A capital that is also the economic focal point for a country and has the largest population Identify the three distinct functional regions of the United States formed by air passenger traffic flows and the dominant urban center for each. W. coast – L.A., Texas - Dallas, E. US. – NYC Understand the characteristics of the Rank-Size Rule. a city's size will be proportional to the reciprocal of the city's ranking in relation to the largest city's population Give examples of cities that emerged as a result of their role as major transportation and specialized function centers, respectively. Transportation centers: Boston, NYC (usu. Ports) Specialized function centers: Las Vegas (gambling), Detroit (cars) Understand the characteristics of the multiplier effect. chain rxn: high demand for cars will make for auto factory jobs Understand the simplified assumptions of Central Place Theory. Understand the distinction between threshold and range in Central Place Theory.
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Understand the results that should occur under the simplified assumptions of Central Place Theory. Understand the two important conclusions that can be drawn from Central Place Theory.
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