World Development

World Development

A new town is
comprehensively planned to be as selfcontained as possible
According to geographer Peter Hall, the first great city in world history was
Rome
Automobile manufacturing would be illustrative of which sector of a city’s economy
secondary sector
Cities in More Developed Countries include those in all of the following except
China
Critical urban geographers reject traditional models of urban structure (e.g., Burgesss concentric zone model) for all of the following reasons except
Traditional models do not give enough attention to the European roots of the city
For a place to be classified as urban by the U.S. Census Bureau, it must have at least how many inhabitants?
2,500
How does the contemporary worlds urban population growth rate compare with the overall population growth rate?
The worlds urban population is growing more rapidly than the worlds population as a whole
In 1800, about ____ of the worlds population lived in cities; by 2007, the figure had increased to just over ____.
3% – 50%
In 1950, there were at most two megacities in the world. Today, there are at least 20. According to the United Nations, what is a megacity?
a city or urban agglomeration with over 10 million inhabitants
In the United States, which one of the following would have the largest population?
The Omaha Metropolitan Area
In which of the following regions would less than three quarters of the population live in urban areas?
Southeast Asia
Large cities are fewer in number and farther apart than medium sized cities; medium sized cites are fewer in number and farther apart than small cities. What theory accounts for the regularities of size and spacing of cities as market centers?
central place theory
Montreal was founded on the banks of the St. Lawrence River where the Lachine Rapids impeded upstream navigation. This is a description of Montreals:
site
No matter how large a settlement becomes, it does not become truly urban until:
its workforce is divorced from the soil
Postindustrial cites are likely to have their economic base in what sectors of the economy?
tertiary and quaternary
The influence of the CBD is least important in which of the traditional models of city structure?
Harris and Ullmans multiple nuclei model
The movement of products, money, information, and human talent around the world in ever larger quantities, at every lower costs, and in ever less time. What is it?
globalization
The region with the largest total urban population in 2000 was:
East Asia.
The worlds first cities appeared where?
Mesopotamia
There is disagreement over definitions of world cities and global cities, but according to Saskia Sassen, what are the only three truly global cities?
New York, London, Tokyo
They are called by many local names: bidonvilles, bustees, geçekondu, favelas, barriadas. What are they?
squatter settlements
Which one of the following associations is not correct?
concentric zone model – pie cut into many pieces
Which one of the following cities would be most likely to fit the principles of central place theory?
Decatur, Illinois, an agricultural service center
Which one of the following concepts is not paired with an appropriate example?
primate city – New York City
Which one of the following does not rank among the greatest of the worlds imperial cities?
Nairobi of the 17th century A.D.
Which one of the following is an example of a demographic change that almost always accompanies urbanization?
The average number of children per family decreases.
Which one of the following is an example of a nonbasic economic activity?
small shopping center in Jamestown, New York