AP HUman Geography Chapter 13

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urbanized area
a central city plus its contiguous built-up suburbs
metropolitan statistical area (MSA)
In the United States, a central city of at least 50,000 population, the county within which...
micropolitan statistical areas
an urbanized area of between 10,000 and 50,000 inhabitants, the county in which it is found,...
concentric zone model (Burgess)
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are spatially arranged in...
sector model (Hoyt)
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a series...
multiple nuclei model (Harris and Ullman)
a model of the internal structure of cities in which social groups are arranged around a collection...
census tract
an area delineated by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for which statistics are published; in...
squatter settlements
an area within a city in a less developed country in which people illegally establish residences...
a process of change in the use of a house, from single-family owner occupancy to abandonment
a process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve...
urban renewal
program in which cities identify blighted inner-city neighborhoods, acquire the properties...
public housing
housing owned by the government; in the U.S., it is rented to residents with low incomes, and...
a process of converting an urban neighborhood from a predominantly  low-income  renter-occupied...
a group in society prevented from participating in the material benefits of a more developed...
legally adding land area to a ctiy in the United States
peripheral model
a mdoel of North American urban areas consisting of an inner city surrounded by large suburban...
edge cities
a large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
density gradient
the change in density in an urban area from the center to the periphery
development of new housing sites at relatively low density and locations that are not contiguous...
a ring of land maintained as parks, agriculture, or other types of open space to limit the...
zoning ordinance
a law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community
rush hour
the four consecutive 15-minute periods in the morning and evening with the heaviest volumes...
smart growth
legislation and regulations to limit suburban sprawl and preserve farmland

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