UCO urban geo exam 1

what are the four traditions of geography?
1) physical tradition
2) human-environment tradition
3) regional tradition
4) spatial tradition
when did the field of urban geography start?
the 1960’s and 1970’s
manhattan can support skyscrapers because?
strong bedrock foundation
heat islands
downtown areas register higher temperatures than outlying rural areas
environmental deteminism
physical environment (climate) controls the development of human civilization
nature sets limits or possibilities for human activities but human behaviors are expressed through their cultural traditions that create a given way of life
interpreataion of the human-environment tradition
the site of a city determines the city’s future economic and population growth.
regional studies viewpoint
descriptive studies of cites rather than analytical studies
when was the regional tradition popular
when was the spatial tradition popular
late 1950’s
spatial analysis
involves an emphasis on developing theory, hypotheses, quantitative methods, and mathematical model building
when did 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas?
mid 1990’s
how many US metro areas have between 1 million and 4 million people?
when did the chicago school develop and apex?
in the 1960’s
who was the leader of the chicago school
brian J. L. Berry
what was the chicago school known for?
developing major themes in urban research; systems within systems, classification of commercial land uses, central place theory, housing locaction and racial composition, residential patterns within cities2
what definition did the chicago school redefine?
what was the new definition that the chicago school gave for metropolitian
a nucleus or core central city but also surrounding functional set of counties demarcated by commuting flows.
when did the Los Angeles School become popular?
what was the los angeles school associated with?
postmodern thinking
chicago school may be concerned with CBD, organizing employment, retailin….. the los angeles school is more focused on
suburbs organizing the entire metropolitan area

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