Geography 5 2 Part 9

Geography 5 2 Part 9 - GEOG 5 People, Place, Environment...

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GEOG 5 Fall 2011 People, Place, Environment Study Guide for Exam 2 definition and varieties of cities: aggregated settlement of relatively high population size and density that is internally structured (nucleated); functions of cities:cities are structured, water control, accumulate materials, have constant food supply; it is a stratisfied society; megacities:really large cities like NY, LA, Tokyo; Census definition of Core Based Statistical Areas (Metropolitan and Micropolitan SAs): one country or more-large pop concentration plus surrounding communities-functionally based; conurbation (Consolidated MSA): closely spaced; Megalopolis: fused cities in an area(Boston, NY, DC, Philadelphia): extensive or long chain or metropolitan area; historical origins of urban centers (when, where, why): Mesopotamia 1 st city(4000-5000 BC), Nile Valley(3500 BC), China India Mediterranean, West Africa, Meso America 2600 BC; worldwide urbanization trend: over half of worlds pop living in urban areas, bigger growing
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course GEOG 5 taught by Professor Montello during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Geography 5 2 Part 9 - GEOG 5 People, Place, Environment...

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