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Urban Theory

by: Joe Cormier

Urban Theory URBS 200

Joe Cormier

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Date Created: 10/28/15
Urban Theory U39RBS 200 Fall 2001 Prof Nevarez Study Guide for 1011 midterm Ybe midterm Will be closedbook and contain two of tbe following four questions to be selected byme No blue books Will be needed you sbould be able to answer tbe questions in one page front and ba ck eacb l N E 4 Judit Bodnar contends that since at least the time in which Georg Simmel wrote cities have always shown fragmentation However the kind of and site for fragmentation have changed as the industrial metropolis of the early 1900s has become polynucleated to incorporate edge cities Explain this change and discuss its consequences for the social and political unity of the contemporary city How does the city grow according to urban ecologists What are the sources of urban growth Your answer should explain the processes and interrelationships between the following ecological concepts centralized decentralization concentric zones invasion and succession Describe the quality of urban life in the zone of transition according to the urban ecology paradigm Where is this zone located in the basic ecological model of urban morphology Why do immigrants deviants and other potentially undesirable groups find it easiestto establish themselves in the zone of transition What ecological characteristics reinforce personal and social disorganization in the zone of transition What kind of practical approach to solving urban problems does this urban ecology perspective support For Modern urban planners whose ideals are arguably crystallized in the Radiant City and the Garden City at Wbatlevel of analysis can the order of the modern city be found and improved By contrast at what level of analysis does Jane Jacobs find this order and how does this support a critique of Modern urban planning In turn how does the sociological approach of Herbert Gans reveal the common assumptions sbared by Jane Jacobs and Modern urban planners about the in uence that planning can have on urban life


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