sites near the cities center that is accessible to people
North American Cities
around a central business district, a traditional zone, suburbs, commercial strips, and in
larger metropolitan areas and edge cities
high rates of in-migration
What are a few areas that could be considered Urban settlements?
How is the term Urban decided on for a city?
Based on population size
How many people does it take in Canada for a city to be considered Urban?
1,000 or more
Seen mostly in north, leading to relocation of industry and people
urban policy reflects changing socialconstruction of urban problems: the constraining
of urbanity in Britain reflects the social construction of the urban and the anti-
In American history, the Gilded Age refers to the era of rapid economic and population
growth in the United States during the post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the
late 19th century (1865-1901).
the awarding of govern
completely or almost completely surrounded by land
a portion of a country geographically separated fromthe main partby surrounding alien territo
a country, or esp., an outlying portion of a country,entirelyor mostly s
Elements of Machine Politics
1. There is a discipline party hierarchy led by a single executive or a unified board of
2. the party exercises effective control over nomination to public office, and through this
it controls the public officials of
Limitations of Cities
1. the federal system
2. confined by territorial limits
3. politically limited
4.limited political and media attention
5. look different than nation as a whole
6. localities may not seem to matter as much
*LEGALLY CONSTRAINED, TERRIT
* A cluster of people in a "nucleated settlement"
*City contains a Central Business District, residential sectors, depending on the city,
commercial sectors, gov't. sector, & industrial sectors
*Cities perform functions: interact w/ region aroun
certain topographic site features - ports for water traffic, airports, beaches, etc
Accessibility to the center
point of maximum overall accessibility within the urban area. This focal point has usually
shifted only a relatively shor
Why do regions grow?
interregional capital flows
changes in production, production processes, technology
education, infrastructure, public services
changes in state and local tax laws