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Urban Extras . Emerging cities- cities experiencing population growth as well as increasing economic and political clout throughout their region Ex. Shanghai . City types . Gateway city- connect two areas and serve as a gateway between them

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Urban extras

Urban Extras


City types

Emerging cities- cities experiencing population growth as well as increasing economic and political clout throughout their region

Ex. Shanghai

City types


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Gateway city- connect two areas and serve as a gateway between them

Connect two cultures and serve as a cultural point of entry

Ex. Ellis Island in New York Harbor b/c it is an entry point for immigrants (it’s a national park today b/c was point of entry for European immigrants)


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Sydney, Australia is a gateway city b/c its where immigrants enter Australia

San Francisco b/c millions

of Chinese have entered through San Francisco


Festival landscape

Space within an urban environment that can accommodate a large number of people; can be decorated and used for celebrations

Ex; Central Park in New York City

Festival landscape


Eastern u s cities

Built before the automobile, so their streets tend to be narrow and parking is usually done in alleys

Residential areas are tightly packed b/c of dense populations

Most have some type of mass transportation

Eastern U.S. Cities


Western u s cities

Cities in west are much more spread out them cities in the east

Homes are often more spread out as well & have both front and back yards (homes in east don’t typically have front yards b/c of lack of space)

Rely on automobiles instead of mass transportation

Western u.s. cities


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Many cities in the west use the grid street system

Streets run east/west and north/south, creating a grid pattern on the landscape

These streets are often named first, second, third, etc

North/South streets may be called Avenues


Four stages of u s cities

Stage 1: The sail-wagon period. 1790-1830

Only means of international trade was sailing ships

Once goods were on land, they were hauled by wagon to their final destination

Stage 2: The iron-horse period. 1830-1870

The railroad transported goods and people in this period

Four Stages of U.S. cities


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Stage 3: The steel-rail period 1870-1920

Steel was the primary building material in the U.S.

Mining its raw materials and manufacturing and transporting it provided many jobs

Stage 4: The auto-air–amenity period 1920-1960

The engine transformed the American landscape with the automobile

People could commute and live farther form city

Airplane meant goods could be exported quicker


White flight

Movement of white, middle-class people away from the inner city to the suburbs

White flight


European cities

  • Much older than U.S. cities and have a different structure

  • Rome and Athens date back as far as 3,000 years ago

European cities


Zoning laws

1) residential- for housing

2) commercial- for business or retail

3) industrial- for manufacturing plants

In Europe zones are often intermixed

Ex: commercial on the bottom floor and apartments on the upper floors

Structures in U.S. are zoned for only one

Zoning laws


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European cities were built when the automobile was still hundreds of years in the future

Designed primarily for foot traffic, city streets are narrow


Greenbelts

Rural areas that are set aside to prevent development from expanding too far outwards

Prevalent in the United Kingdom

London has a greenbelt that is over 5,000 sq. kilometers

Prevent in-filling, the process of cities that are close to each merging together

Greenbelts


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