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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1130
Professor
J.Wright
Semester
Winter

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What is urban geography Recent discipline – late 1940’s  Defined by its subject matter – aka the city  What is a city? o Defined by o Population size (what is the “magic” threshold?) – there is enormous variation on the international level o Function (market place – sites of exchange /nonagriculture) – traditionally, cities performed religious, political, economic functions  CENTRAL PLACE THEORY – relationship of one city to another – series of hexagonal nets of relations between different urban places o The glue that “makes everything stick” is that cities perform market functions o Cities are points of exchange o Exchange happens between two different sized cities o This is what cements central place theory o Industrial Revolution: citie
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