Chapter 9 203

Chapter 9 203 - Chapter 9: The Urban Transition 10/12/2008...

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Chapter 9: The Urban Transition 10/12/2008 20:00:00 Urban transition —represents the reorganization of human society from being  predominantly rural and agricultural to being predominantly urban and non-agricultural Defining Urban Places : Urban —a spatial concentration of people whose lives are organized around  nonagricultural activities— high density and nonagricultural o Core census block or block group that has a population density of at  least 1,000 persons per sq. mile, and then any contiguous areas that  have at least 500 persons per square mile Rural —any place that is not urban “urban” a function of: o population size o space (land area) o ratio of population to space o economic and social organization To be called urban in the US a place must be part of either a : o Urban Area—one that consists of contiguous, densely settled census  block groups and census blocks that meet minimum population density  requirements, along with adjacent densely settled census blocks that  together encompass a population of at least 50,000 people o Urban Cluster—one that consists of contiguous, densely settled  census block groups and census blocks that meet minimum population  density requirements along with adjacent densely settled census  blocks that together encompass a population of at least 2,500 people,  but fewer than 50,000 people o Block group —area that is part of a census tract
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Chapter 9 203 - Chapter 9: The Urban Transition 10/12/2008...

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