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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13 Human Geography *Urbanization has 2 dimensions: increase in the # of ppl. and an increase in percentage of people living in cities. *LDCS have the most large urban settlements. 6 out of 10 and LDCs *Urban areas have 3 main social characteristics: large size, high pop. density and socially heterogeneous ppl. * 3 ways to physically define an urban settlement : legal boundary, continuously built up area, as a functional area. *MMSA (metropolitan statistical area( created to measure the area of a city which includes. -urbanized area with a pop. of at least 50,000-the county where the city area is located- adjacent counties with a high pop density and a large % ....... *3 models of urban structure: sociologist,economists, and geographers ***centric zone model, sector zone, multiple nuclei model (figure out the things in the model) * European inner- cities have been renovated into luxury buildings and offices for wealthy * LDCs. cities have been influenced by European colonization and have passed through 3 stages of * LDCs....
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- Spring '11
- Suburb, Urban area, Urban sprawl, Metropolitan Statistical Area, large urban settlements