GEOG101Topic11

GEOG101Topic11 - GEOGRAPHY 101 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI...

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GEOGRAPHY 101 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI FALL 2007 TOPIC 11 – CITIES AND URBAN POPULATIONS Urban geography is the study of the spatial nucleation of human populations, their activities, and cultural characteristics in towns and cities. Some geographers use methods of locational analysis to study the spatial relationships between urban places (such as Central Place Theory). Geographers also investigate the conditions of people’s lives in urban places (such as health, poverty, occupation, housing, and crime). In this brief topic, we will focus on the link between location and spatial nucleation and on the interconnectedness of cities and their rural surroundings. T OPIC G OALS Learn the basic definitions and scales of spatial nucleation Appreciate how urban places are established to take advantage of specific spatial characteristics Learn that changes in today’s urban areas (such as overpopulation) cannot be understood without examining the conditions and characteristics of rural areas
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GEOG 101 taught by Professor Murray during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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