Lecture 17 urbanism

Lecture 17 urbanism - Wednesday, Oct 27 To Do List Urbanism...

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Wednesday, Oct 27 To Do List • Urbanism – Important concepts – Urbanism and human-environmental consequences • Case Studies – Ancient Mesopotamia • Have a Happy Halloween!
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Important Concepts Functional Definition Urbanism: urban settlements are centers whose activities and institutions— whether economic, administrative, or religious— affect a larger hinterland Demographic Definition Urbanism: reasonably large and permanent concentration of people within a limited territory
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Types of Urban Settlements • Planned Cites • Laid out in some sort of predetermined way, i.e., grid • Examples: Teotihuacán, Indus Valley, Ancient Greece and Rome
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Organic Cities • Cities grow from unplanned process • Mesopotamia • Medieval Europe Sienna, Italy Ur, Mesopotamia
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Garden Cities • Communities surrounded by greenbelts, agricultural land • No dense residential areas • Examples Central Amazon, Mesoamerica Upper Xingu region of Brazil
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Why do cities develop? • Agricultural Surplus • Hydrological factors – control water • Defense needs • Trading requirements • Religion • Population pressures • Sort of like asking the chicken or the egg?
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Where do cities develop? • Mesopotamia – 3500 BC • Egypt – 3100 BC • Indus Valley – 2500 BC • Northern China – 1800 BC • Mesoamerica – 500 BC • Andes - AD 100 • Americas – AD 1000 (Hohokam, Cahokia) Spread throughout other areas All had one thing in common – large agricultural surpluses
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Urbanism = new set of human- environmental interactions • What does Redman say?
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ASB 326 taught by Professor Falconer during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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Lecture 17 urbanism - Wednesday, Oct 27 To Do List Urbanism...

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