# What Do You Know About Urban Planning? Trivia Quiz

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Urban planning is a technological and political process focused on the advancement and design of land use and the constructed environment. Urban planning typically follows a top-down method in master planning the physical layout of human settlements. If you intend to learn more about urban planning, look no further than this quiz.

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### A wide area of parks of undeveloped land surrounding a community.

• A.

Platting

• B.

Greenbelt

• C.

Azimuths

• D.

Final Plat

B. Greenbelt
Explanation
A greenbelt refers to a wide area of parks or undeveloped land surrounding a community. It is typically designated to preserve natural habitats, provide recreational spaces, and create a buffer between urban areas. This term is commonly used in urban planning and land development to promote the conservation of open spaces and maintain the quality of life for residents.

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• 2.

### Angles measured clockwise from any meridian, usually north; however, the National Geodetic Survey uses south.  Azimuths

• A.

Platting

• B.

Azimuths

• C.

Final Plat

• D.

Greenbelt

B. Azimuths
Explanation
The correct answer is "Azimuths" because azimuths are angles measured clockwise from any meridian, usually north. However, the National Geodetic Survey uses south. This means that azimuths are used to determine the direction or bearing of a point from a reference point, such as a meridian. In the context of the given options, azimuths are likely to be relevant in the field of surveying or mapping, where determining accurate directions is important for creating plats or final plats.

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• 3.

### The process in which a piece of land, referred to as the parent tract, is subdivided into two or more parcels.

• A.

Urban Sprawl

• B.

• C.

Platting

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Final Plat

C. Platting
Explanation
Platting refers to the process of dividing a piece of land, known as the parent tract, into two or more smaller parcels. This is commonly done for purposes such as real estate development or zoning regulations. During the platting process, the boundaries and dimensions of each individual parcel are determined, and a plat map is created to outline the new divisions. This allows for proper documentation and legal recognition of the newly created parcels. Therefore, platting is the correct answer in this context.

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• 4.

### Usually the last stage of the final site development process prior to issuance of building permit.

• A.

Final Plat

• B.

• C.

Urban Sprawl

• D.

Azimuths

A. Final Plat
Explanation
The final plat is typically the last stage of the final site development process before a building permit is issued. It refers to the final map or plan of a subdivision that outlines the lots, boundaries, streets, and other relevant details. This document is crucial for obtaining approval from local authorities and ensuring compliance with zoning and land use regulations. The final plat serves as a legal record of the subdivision and is used for property ownership and development purposes.

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• 5.

### A 20th-century problem emanating from rapid urbanization of areas surrounding a city that eats up the remaining adjacent rural open spaces.

• A.

Urban Sprawl

• B.

• C.

Sustainable Land Use Planning

• D.

Greenbelt

A. Urban Sprawl
Explanation
Urban Sprawl is the correct answer because it refers to the phenomenon of rapid urbanization that leads to the expansion of cities into adjacent rural areas. This expansion results in the consumption of open spaces and the loss of rural land. Urban Sprawl is a 20th-century problem that has been caused by the rapid growth of cities and the increasing demand for housing and infrastructure. It has negative impacts on the environment, as it leads to the destruction of natural habitats and the loss of agricultural land. Therefore, Urban Sprawl is the most appropriate term to describe the given problem of the rapid urbanization of areas surrounding a city that eats up the remaining adjacent rural open spaces.

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• 6.

### A type of planning which emphasizes that the proper role of the planner is not to serve the general public interest but rather to serve the interests of the least fortunate or least well-represented groups in society.

• A.

• B.

Greenbelt

• C.

Sustainable Land Use Planning

• D.

Promote Human Growth

Explanation
Advocacy Planning is a type of planning that focuses on serving the interests of the least fortunate or least well-represented groups in society, rather than the general public interest. This approach recognizes the need to address social inequalities and promote social justice through planning decisions. Advocacy planners aim to empower marginalized communities and ensure their needs and perspectives are considered in the planning process. By prioritizing the interests of these groups, advocacy planning seeks to create more equitable and inclusive urban environments.

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• 7.

### This code mandates that all Local Government Units shall prepare their comprehensive land use plans and enact them through zoning ordinances.

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Local Government Code, 1991 R.A. 7160

• B.

Local Government Code, 1992 R.A. 7161

• C.

Local Government Code, 1993 R.A. 7260

• D.

Local Government Code, 1994 R.A. 7162

A. Local Government Code, 1991 R.A. 7160
Explanation
This answer is correct because the Local Government Code of 1991, also known as R.A. 7160, indeed mandates that all Local Government Units prepare their comprehensive land use plans and enact them through zoning ordinances.

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• 8.

### Reason for planning.

• A.

Promote Urban Growth

• B.

Promote PublicGrowth

• C.

Promote Human Growth

• D.

Promote Social Growth

C. Promote Human Growth
Explanation
The reason for planning is to promote human growth. Planning involves making decisions and implementing strategies to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. By carefully considering factors such as housing, transportation, healthcare, and education, planning aims to create environments that support the physical, mental, and social well-being of people. Promoting human growth means ensuring that individuals have access to opportunities and resources that allow them to thrive and reach their full potential.

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• 9.

### Phrase used to characterize development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations.

• A.

Sustainable Development

• B.

• C.

Agricultural Surplus

• D.

Sustainable Land Use Planning

A. Sustainable Development
Explanation
Sustainable Development is the correct answer because it refers to the concept of meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It involves finding a balance between economic growth, environmental protection, and social well-being. Sustainable Development aims to ensure that resources are used efficiently and that the impacts on the environment are minimized, while also promoting social equity and economic prosperity. This approach recognizes the interconnectedness of social, economic, and environmental factors and seeks to create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

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• 10.

### First Planner and developed the Gridiron.

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Hippodamus of rome

• B.

Hippodamus of greek

• C.

Hippodamus of lutos

• D.

Hippodamus of miletus

D. Hippodamus of miletus
Explanation
Hippodamus of Miletus is known as the first planner and developer of the Gridiron. This suggests that he was the one who introduced the gridiron planning system, which is a type of urban layout characterized by a grid-like pattern of streets intersecting at right angles. The other options mentioned, Hippodamus of Rome, Hippodamus of Greek, and Hippodamus of Lutos, do not have any historical significance or association with the development of the Gridiron. Therefore, the correct answer is Hippodamus of Miletus.

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• 11.

### A locale with a sizeable agglomeration of people having characteristics of an urban being.

• A.

City

• B.

Province

• C.

Urban

• D.

Metro

A. City
Explanation
The given correct answer is "City". This is because a city is a locale that typically has a large population and is characterized by urban features such as tall buildings, infrastructure, and a high level of economic activity. It is different from a province, which is a larger administrative division, and urban and metro, which are more general terms that can refer to any urban area or metropolitan region.

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• 12.

### The main reason why the nomadic existence of early man metamorphosed to village settlement and later to the birth of cities.

• A.

Agricultural Surplus

• B.

Insula

• C.

Truebounded City

• D.

Sustainable Development

A. Agricultural Surplus
Explanation
The correct answer is Agricultural Surplus. The nomadic existence of early man transformed into village settlements and later cities because of the development of agricultural surplus. When early humans discovered how to cultivate crops and domesticate animals, they were able to produce more food than they needed for immediate consumption. This surplus allowed them to settle in one place, establish permanent settlements, and develop more complex societies. The availability of food surplus enabled the growth of population, division of labor, specialization, and the development of trade and commerce, leading to the birth of cities.

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• 13.

### The rough equivalent of the present tenement cities that existed in ancient Rome, which resulted from the population growth of the city and the congestion that existed in the streets.

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Truebounded City

• B.

Agricultural Surplus

• C.

Traffic.

• D.

Insula

D. Insula
Explanation
Insula is the correct answer because it refers to the tenement buildings that were present in ancient Rome due to population growth and street congestion. These insulae were multi-story apartment buildings that housed a large number of people in cramped conditions, similar to the present-day tenement cities.

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• 14.

### In urban geography, a concept where urban settlement is confined to the area within the legal limits of the city and the congestion and virtually all of this area is occupied by urban residents.

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Traffic.

• B.

Truebounded City

• C.

City Planning

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Agricultural Surplus

B. Truebounded City
Explanation
A truebounded city refers to an urban settlement that is limited to the legal boundaries of the city. In this concept, the entire area within these limits is occupied by urban residents, leading to congestion. The term "truebounded" emphasizes the strict confinement of urban development within the city's legal boundaries, indicating that there are no suburban or rural areas included in the urban settlement. This concept is important in urban geography and city planning as it helps to understand the spatial distribution and characteristics of urban areas.

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• 15.

### A Land Development Decision is also what kind of decision.

• A.

Traffic.

• B.

Design

• C.

Insula

• D.

Sprawl

A. Traffic.
Explanation
A Land Development Decision is also a traffic decision because it involves determining how the development will impact traffic flow in the area. This includes considering factors such as the number of vehicles that will be generated by the development, the potential for congestion, and the need for additional infrastructure or road improvements to accommodate the increased traffic. By considering the traffic implications of a land development decision, planners can ensure that the development is compatible with the existing transportation network and minimize negative impacts on traffic.

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• 16.

### The orderly arrangement of urban streets and public spaces.

• A.

Zoning

• B.

City Planning

• C.

Urban Planning

• D.

Urban Design

B. City Planning
Explanation
City planning refers to the process of organizing and designing urban areas, including the arrangement of streets and public spaces. It involves creating zoning regulations, which determine how land can be used and developed within a city. Urban planning and urban design are related concepts, but they focus more on the overall layout and aesthetics of a city, while city planning specifically deals with the organization and regulation of land use. Therefore, city planning is the correct answer in this context.

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• 17.

### He conceptualized the 'City Beautiful Movement'.

• A.

Frank Gehry

• B.

Daniel Burnham

• C.

William Van Alen

• D.

Robert Owen

B. Daniel Burnham
Explanation
Daniel Burnham is the correct answer because he was the one who conceptualized the 'City Beautiful Movement'. This movement aimed to improve the aesthetic appeal and functionality of cities through urban planning and architectural design. Burnham was a prominent American architect and urban planner who played a significant role in shaping the urban landscape of several cities in the United States, including Chicago and Washington, D.C. His ideas and vision for creating beautiful and well-organized cities had a lasting impact on urban planning practices.

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