Midterm Study Guide - UP 203 Midterm Study Guide Terms Criteria for defining an urban area Imageability/Legibility of a city Legibility is

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UP 203 Midterm Study Guide Terms: - Criteria for defining an urban area : - - Imageability/Legibility of a city : Legibility is important : - for emotional satisfaction - to provide framework for communication - to add depth to everyday experience Imageability : qualities of a place that give it a strong image - Normative theory of urban form - - Performance standards/dimensions (Lynch) - Major centers of early civilization and types of early settlements - Centers of Early Civilization: - - Types of Early Settlements: - Pre-Ag: Wadi-al-Natuf, Israel: foragers, not farmers - Ag Village: Jarmo, Iraq: 150 people, barter, division of labor, culture - Trading Centers: Jericho, Isreal & Catal Hüyük, Turkey - POET and counter views - POET: Population-Organization-Environment-Technology - Agriculture is key to change from nomadic societies to settled communities - increase in size and social organization, hospitable setting, technology Counter: - market/trade as the prerequisite for agricultural revolution (Jane Jacobs) - symbolic thesis – sacred meanings and rituals (Lewis Mumford) - Protection (Lewis Mumford) - Why cities emerged
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- Lessons from Classical Cities Large Scale Urban Development (and grid) Design of Urban Spaces Civil Engineering, Technology Social Organization Developed arts and sciences - Elements of Greek and Roman Cities (agora, acropolis etc.) - Characteristics of early cities: Greek Roman, Medieval, Renaissance - Characteristics of early American cities: - Colonial - - - - Industrializing City - - - - Suburbs - - - - Post-Industrial - - - - The Great Migration - Key influences shaping the metropolis 1956 Highway Act/dominance of the auto FHA mortgage financing Deindustrialization of central cities Urban renewal Levittown Racial segregation/job discrimination Enclosed shopping malls Sunbelt-style sprawl
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Air conditioning Urban riots of 1960’s - Eras of suburban growth: characteristics of each era Suburban growth STATISTICS
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Midterm Study Guide - UP 203 Midterm Study Guide Terms Criteria for defining an urban area Imageability/Legibility of a city Legibility is

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