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Lecture

intro lecture to urbanization


Department
Geography
Course Code
GGR124H1
Professor
Deborah Cowen

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Urbanization Lecture
September 20, 2011
Defining urban
High population density
Anonymity [“getting lost in the crowd”]
Built form [tall, dense buildings]
Mixed land uses [residential, commercial, industrial, institutional]
Public infrastructure [roads, water, sewage, airports]
Sites of production and consumption
Real estate and labour markets
Cosmopolitan identity [ways in which cities lead to a more
globalized cultural sensibility]
Urban areas definitions vary by country
Ernest Burgess
Chicago School
How do urban areas expand and grow?
Concentric Zone theory; transitional zone and how classes and
people try to work through the zones