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site

an environmental characteristic of the land like climate, soil quality, and natural resources

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situation

factored that connect one site to another like transportation routes

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urbanization

is the increase in urban living

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suburbanization

the spread of suburban living

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megacities

cities with a population of 10 million or more

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metacites

cites with a population of 20 million or or more

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urban sprawl

growth in an urban area of housing industry and development

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urban renewal:

the redevelopment of areas within an urban area, typically neighborhoods in economic decline

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gentrification:

the restoration of deteriorated urban areas by wealthier (mostly middle-income) people who move into, renovate, and restore housing and sometimes businesses

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low density housing:

land use pattern meant for a small number of residential homes that include a lot of open space and contain the fewest people per geographic unit

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medium density housing:

medium density housing: land use pattern in which residential units include multi-unit housing, such as townhomes as well as single-unit housing

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high density housing:

land use pattern in which land is occupied by residential units that include multi-unit housing such as high-rise buildings and contain the highest people per geographic unit

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zoning:

classifying land and identifying the types of activities that are permitted

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new urbanism:

new urbanism: smart growth policy that creates walk-able, mixed land use neighborhoods with commercial and residential areas

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green belt:

an area of natural land on which building is restricted and whose main purpose is to curb the outward expansion of a large urban area e.g. London

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quantitative data:

census and survey data provide information about changes in population composition and size

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qualitative data:

field studies and narratives provide information about individual attitudes toward urban change

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edge cities

suburban areas that moved away from the city because the pressures and time it takes it to get into town

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world city

are city that have an extremely large influence

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primate city

leading city in a country in terms of size and influence

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bid theory theory

witch is the idea that closer to the cbd you are the higher the rent it is to live there.

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Quantitive date

numerical data that can be counted and measured

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Qualitative data

descriptive or opinionated

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Gentrification

rental of an area from low income to hight income

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squatter settlements

squatter statements residential areas that were developed without a legal clam

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