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GEOGRAPHY 103 FALL 2011 Urban Geography 
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An Urbanizing World 1900- 13 cities with 1million people 2008- 455 cities with 1 million people
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An Urbanizing World
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Origins of Cities Agricultural Surplus Organizational Structure/Power Easy to Defend Development of complex economies
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Industrial Revolution and Cities Accelerated urbanization Shifted centers of wealth and power within urban areas
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Terms City Central business district Residential and non-residential land uses Serves multiple functions Town Smaller in size Less functional complexity than cities
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Terms Suburb Smaller community adjacent to or within commuting distance of a city mix of retail, industrial parks, office complexes and entertainment facilities Dependent on city
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Terms Metropolitan area Large-scale functional entity Contains several urbanized areas (groupings of cities, towns, suburbs, etc.)
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Terms Example: Los Angeles Metro Area
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course GEOG 103 taught by Professor Cook during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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