Urban Geography Vocabulary
edge cities The shifting focus of urbanization in the United States away from the CBD toward
new loci of economic activity at the urban fringe. Areas are characterized by extensive amounts
of office and retail sp
Chapter 5 Voc. Term
Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
social differences between men and women, rather than the anatomical,
biological differences between the sexes; differences of "feminine" and
"masculine" vary greatly over time
Ch. 7 Religion
Key Issue 1: Where are religions distributed?
There are 2 types of religions:
Universalizing- religions that attempt to be global and appeal to all people.
Ethnic- religion that primarily appeals to one group of people living in one place.
Ch. 6 Language
Key Issue 1: Where are English-language speakers distributed?
Language- a system of communication through speech, or other conventional methods, that
groups of people understand to have the same meaning.
Literary tradition- a system of writ
Chapter 6 Voc. Term
a set of sounds, combination of sounds, and symbols that are used for communication.
According to Russ Rymer, one language dies every 14 days.
the sum total of the knowledge, attitudes, and habitual behav
Name of Model: Location Theory
Area of Use:
Person who developed model/theory (short bio):
Premise (what is it supposed to explain):
Function (how its used):
Illustration (draw the model):
Effectiveness in Field (in the past and tod
Chapter 9 Voc. Terms
urban morphology: the study of the physical form and structure of urban places
Urban morphology seeks to understand the spatial structure and character of an
urban area by examining its patterns and the process of its
Chapter 8 Voc. Terms
Political geography - A subdivision of human geography focused on the nature and implications of the
evolving spatial organization of political governance and formal political practice on the Earth's surface. It
Chapter 11 Vocabulary
o Approach to farming and ranching that avoids the use herbicides, pesticides, growth
hormones, and other similar synthetic inputs
o Fruits and vegetables grown from organic agricultu
Chapter 7 Voc. Terms
religion- defined by geographers Robert Stoddard and Carolyn Prorak in the book Geography in America as "a
system of beliefs and practices that attempts to order life in terms of culturally perceived ultimate priorities."
Ch. 9 Development
Key Issue 1: Why does development vary among countries?
Development- the process of improving the material conditions of people through
diffusion of knowledge and technology.
More developed country- (MDC) a country that has progressed re