What is Urban Geography?. A sub-discipline of geography It examines the places we live, the structure of our cities, and the pattern of cities on the landscape Topics we ’ ll cover in this unit: The history of urban areas (cities) City placement Primate cities Urban sprawl Smart growth
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1. An agricultural surplus
2. Social stratification
(a leadership class)
Made possible by:
-A city that is disproportionately larger than the rest of the cities in the country.
-They dominate country in influence & are national focal-point
-Size and activity are a strong pull factor
-Not every country has a primate city
-Examples: Paris, London, Mexico City
-Big box stores
-Numerous housing developments
- some are concerned over privatization of public spaces
Example: Celebration, FL
public transit system