Class Notes (920,614)
CA (542,313)
UTSG (45,870)
Geography (1,039)
GGR124H1 (208)
Lecture

Bullet point notes of topics covered in lecture

1 Page
80 Views

Department
Geography
Course Code
GGR124H1
Professor
Damian Dupuy

This preview shows half of the first page. Sign up to view the full page of the document.
GGR124: Lecture 1
x Course revolves around the macro study of cities in the contemporary and historical context
x North American urban layout is based on the Greek and Roman models
x The city is a system: urban system
x The micro approach (the individual city) consists of studying the internal relationships between
the various elements of cities
x The latter view regroups the social, economical end infrastructural factors that interact with
each other
x ^µvP}PZÀ]Á_
x Urbanization concepts will cover the methodology of urban geographical study
x Urban growth and evolution will delve into the progress of cities
x The purposes of urban centres and their subsectors will be evaluated
x Cities consist of a social space
x Housing is the prime component in urban social development
x City governance determines how it functions in relation to all other levels of government
x Urban: permanent settlement of a concentrated, dense population. The social mass is entirely
heterogeneous (Wirth 1938); cities consist of the basic and fundamental cultural institution
(Mumford 1961); places of intense social interaction and exchange between strangers (Bunting
and Filion 2010)
x Essentially a city is a concentration of people and activities in a specific location
x Proximity, density and diversity are the key elements defining the activities
x Urbanization explains the shifting balance between the urban and rural areas; proportion of the
population living in urban areas and how it affects policy factors
x Counter urbanization is the balance [population]shifting towards rural areas
x Rural population growth gets higher than the urban one you get counter-urbanization
x The urban hierarchy is organized by size
x Metropolitan areas are large, fast growing urban areas (at the top of urban hierarchy)
x Suburbanization: shifting population balance between suburban portions of the metropolitan
area
x Urban areas are defines using population (ex, minimum size, density),
www.notesolution.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
GGR124: Lecture 1 N Course revolves around the macro study of cities in the contemporary and historical context N North American urban layout is based on the Greek and Roman models N The city is a system: urban system N The micro approach (the individual city) consists of studying the internal relationships between the various elements of cities N The latter view regroups the social, economical end infrastructural factors that interact with each other N ^L2}2ZZ]_ N Urbanization concepts will cover the methodology of urban geographical study N Urban growth and evolution will delve into the progress of cities N The purposes of urban centres and their subsectors will be evaluated N Cities consist of a social space N Housing is the prime component in urban social development N City governance determines how it functions in relation to all other levels of government N Urban: permanent settlement of a concentrated, dense population. The social mass is entirely heterogeneous (Wirth 1938); cities con
More Less
Unlock Document


Only half of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit