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Lecture

The North American City

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Department
Geography
Course Code
GPHY 101
Professor
Anne M C Godlewska

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Janice Liu THE NORTH AMERICAN CITY - Chief advocate is Maurice Yeates - American & Canadian cities are virtually identical: a „North American City‟ exists - Both countries have capitalist market economies & large immigrant populations - Both have had long histories of urban growth but also a recent trend of metropolitan stagnation & decline - Explosive industrial growth - Capitalist market - New York, Boston, Baltimore, Toronto - From east to west Characteristics shared by Canadian & American cities: o Geographical arrangement o Construction styles o Radial highway network o Low-density suburbs (single family dwellings and urban sprawl) o Car-dominant streetscape (least sustainable in the world) o Local government fragmentation (reflects income disaparities) o Limited attempts at historical preservation Two Distringuishing Factors - Stronger racial tensions in American cities o Has led to geographical segregation - Greater degree of suburbanization in American cities o Due to a series of government policies - Less tax on first property, inclined to buy instead of renovate - Faster more intense growth in urban suburbs Culture & History Matter • Goldberg & Mercer: a
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