GEOG 1HA3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Central Place Theory, Megacity, List Of Belgrade Neighbourhoods And Suburbs

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51% of the world population is urban. Urbanization in the mdw and ldw regions of the world (cid:498)urbanization(cid:499) = spread and growth of cities (cid:498)suburb(cid:499) = outer area commuting zone of an urban area; associated with. Mega-cities defined as cities with population of more than 10 million. Mega-cities and mega-regions social homogeneity and lifestyle suited to family needs. Interest to geographers for 2 reasons: mega-cities play significant role in controlling global economy, mega-cities are seen as representative of the global urban future. A rural way of life rural enclaves and uses rural land information technologies: e. g. costly living in cities, improvements in personal lives, advances, decentralization that involves low-density expansion of urban land (cid:498)counter-urbanization(cid:499) = process of population decentralization. Reduces urban economies to 2 interdependent sectors: basic + non-basic. Basic activites that produce goods/services for sale outside the city. 4 key concepts: central place, range, threshold, spatial competition. Establishes a numerical size relationship between centers in a region.

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