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GGRB05 Lecture 1 - Urban Geography

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Department
Geography
Course
GGRB05H3
Professor
Shaun Tanaka
Semester
Fall

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GGRB05 - Lecture 1: Urban Geography (3 September 2013) URBAN GEOGRAPHY Two Views of Urbanization - Demographic o approaching on more cities o the larger the size, the denser the population - Social-Culture o not just where you live, but HOW you live Defining and Measuring the Urban - Idea of city size o how to do comparative analysis - Different cities run in different ways o example: Toronto vs. Barrie – different uses of urban space, yet still in the same criteria - Value judgements differ o Love Toronto’s density vs. Hate Toronto’s congestion - Urbanization – demographic perspective - Urbanism – social-cultural perspective Urban Places - Population o certain number of people living in an area = urban city - Economic Base o certain percentage involved in non-agricultural work - Administrative Criteria o demarcati
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