11-14 Notes - 11/14 Urban Geography General Characteristics...

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11/14 Urban Geography General Characteristics of Texas cities “openness” o Less dense/lower population density o More expansive Housing o More single family housing Automobile o Urban growth coincided with autos linear development (freeway access) Economic Geography Geography of Development Capital (-ism) Productivity o Kinds of jobs and things being made o Parts of Western Europe more productive than United States Wealth/Employment Uneven Patterns of Development Developed  Undeveloped Huge variety of development depending on what you look at Referring to when you look at indexes, not happiness * Average Annual Labor Force – 2001 Map *Average Annual Unemployment Rate – 2000 Map Areas of unemployment concern o Along the border o Deep West Texas * Per Capita Personal Income – 2000 Map Economic Geographical Patterns Relationship between cities and economic strength o Texas: Positive correlation between urban and income Regionalism in the Economy
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