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Urban Geography A Global Perspective

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Urban Geography A Global Perspective GEOG 120

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Roslyn Hilpert
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Date Created: 11/01/15
Geography 120 Urban Geography A Global Perspective Review sheet for 2quot 1 exam Wednesday October 8 2003 Key Concepts 1 111 Land use issues a Possible Land Uses Housing Transportation Retail Commercial Industrial Agriculture RecreationPreserved b Land Use and Change Ability to change StreetTown Layout Buildings Land Use Itself c Basic concepts 0f ec010gical models ofthe city i Competition invasion succession d PoliticalEconomy Models of Land Use Change i Circuits of capitaliprimary secondary tertiary e Major actors in production of built environment Roots of Urban Planningitiming trigger factors broad perspective a Basic features of UK planning systems eg national context overarching goals b Basic features of US planning system and planning paradigms eg fragmented few guidelines market driven i Evolutionstages of US planning know well enough for TF or multiple choice questions not essay 1 Greenbelt cities 2 City Beautiful movement 3 Comprehensive planningGeneral Plan 4 Pluralism in planning 5 Advocacy planning 6 Regionalism 7 Smart Growth Migration and Neighborhood change a Why people move and decision to move b Moving process and impacts on neighborhood character c Processes of neighborhood declinehousing abandonment d Processes of gentri cation Housing and Housing Policy a Multiple roles of housing in society b Different housing options c Why housing markets are different and why this is important i Heterogeneous both unit and neighborhood Immobile Durable Expensive Moving Costs High Neighborhood effects d Broad distinctionsdifferences between US and UK housing patterns e Housing assistance in the US Supplyside and demandside i Know what tax expenditures are and the impact of housing related tax expenditures on distribution of bene ts from housing assistance VI Retail Patterns a Different types of retail districts and broad patterns of change b Forces affecting changes in retail patterns c Entertainment and retailing d Impact of information technology in retail i Think about impact of WalMartiwho gains who loses and why What could be done about improving impact of WalMart Transportation and Urban Form a States of transport Walkinghorse car electric street car recreational auto freeway b Traffic problems i Movement congestion i Crowding iii Offpeak inadequacy of public transport iv Difficulties for pedestrians V Environmental impacts V Accidents vii Parking difficulties c Solutions i Public vs private transport ii Transport system management efficiency iii Nontransport solutions 1 Work patterns 2 Urban structure Geography 120 Urban Geography A Global Perspective Review sheet for 3ml exam Friday November 7m note this is different from the syllabus Key Concepts 1 N E 4 V39 Politics and Local Government a Administrative Structure i Purposerole of local government distinct from StateFederal Government b Spatial structures eg County Citytownshipmunicipality Special districts c Revenue Sourcesiknow the most important sources d Fragmentation and reintegration i Strategies of regional integration and factors making regional integration difficult Power politics and urban governance a Multiple perspectives on urban politics elitism pluralism structuralism b Public participation and urban social movements i Hierarchy of participation formal and informal social movements c Governmental knowledge and power i Systematic ordering of space ii Surveillance Economic Change a Know basic definition of economics and components required for economic activity b Understand basic transformation from prel970s to post1970s period c Key characteristics of mass production d Some key characteristics of information production e Broad implications of economic transformation for urban structure Division of labor a Definition b Key concepts and distinctions between different types of work c Key trends in information economy labor markets Urban Poverty a Distinction between relative and absolute poverty b Some basic patterns of poverty and implications of multiple deprivations c Key theoretical models for explaining poverty and their implications for policy i Culture of poverty i Transmitted deprivation iii Institutional malfunctioning iv Maldistribution of resources and opportunities V Structural class con ict Basic geography of poverty 3 1 6 Race class and urban space a Causes of residential segregation both personal and structural b Geography of basic waves of immigration and internal migration in the c Dynamics of separation defensive avoidance protection social action d Understand path dependent trends and importance of structural racism 7 Gender and urban space a Understand gender differences in the following areas and how this affects urban structure i Employment Housing Transportation Children Urban governance 8 Queers in space a What is gay space and how does understanding this relate to the space for other minorities b What does the 2000 Census tell us about gayslesbians in the US What doesn t it tell us What are the factors that led to concentration of gays in San Francisco What are the factors that contributed to Harvey Milk s successful run for the SF Board of Supervisors and what are some lessons for other minority groups 9 TopDown Responses to Economic change a Broad Federal government approach i Know key elements of each of the timeperiods discussed in class b Know stages of statelocal government economic development strategies including positives and potential negatives of economic subsidies c Know basic characteristics of cultureled development and some of the positives and negatives of this approach 10 Bottomsup responses to economic change a Flaming approaches b Community development Movement i Including experience of Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative c Urban social movements d Labor movement and urban development e Radical approaches 11 Collective Consumption and social justice a Definition of collective consumption and examples of related services b Theories ofpublic goodservice provision c Different human needs and mechanisms for meeting that need d Changing nature of the welfare state 9


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