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GEO 106 Study Guide - Final Guide: Radburn Design Housing, Gilded Age, Demographic Transition

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GEO 106
Philip Coppack
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1. Know what the time-space constraints are.
2. Know what time-space paths, prisms, and cubes are.
3. Know what time-space convergence is and what effect it has had on distance decay curves and places.
4. Know what discretionary and obligatory time are, and how they have changed over historical time, and how they relate to
home and community based activities.
5. Know what is meant by the arrow of time rand the boomerang of time.
6. Know the various types of time, such as linear direct, as they pertain to different cultures
7. Know what the Global Village is.
8. Know what the roles of spatial interaction are.
9. Know how Ullman’s model of spatial interaction works.
10. Know what gravity models are, what the basic parts of the formula do, and the basic roles of the three models outlined in
11. What happens as networks get better connected?
12. Know what place utility is based on.
13. Know what the “Field of Dreams” effect is.
14. Know the differences between least cost to build and least cost to use transportation systems.
15. Know what diffusion is, the different ‘actors’ involved at various stages, and the characteristics of the different types.
16. Know what the issues with defining “urban are.
17. Know what effect fertility rates and the number of women in the child bearing cohort have on population growth.
18. Know what is meant by an aging gender bound world.
19. Know the general trends in population and migration for the world since the mid-1960s.
20. Know the general trends in population and migration for Canada over the past 150 years.
21. Know how much energy pre-urban and modern urbanite humans required.
22. Know the various names and characteristics of different sized cities, and some of their names.
23. Know which areas of the world had the largest cities over the past 2,000 years.
24. Know what is meant by the “new city state”.
25. Know the difference between urban growth and urbanisation.
26. Know what is meant by the urbanisation process, including its stages, their characteristics and names, and periodicity in
the urbanisation process.
27. Know the two eras that gave rise to the industrial revolution, including their names and the fundamental changes brought
28. Know the characteristics of the major economic, demographic, and urbanisation changes that meshed together to stimulate
economic and urban development, and how synchronisation is an important factor.
29. Know the major characteristics of demographic transition, urbanisation, and economic change.
30. Know how city form has evolved over time, and what technologies gave rise to these changes.
31. Know to what The Citys Countryside refers.
32. Know what the Garden City Movement was, and what the Radburn Plan had to do with it.
33. Know how to interpret bid rent diagrams, and what the assumptions of Von Thunens model were.
34. Know what does social geography does, and what its major research approaches were.
35. Know what social area analysis is, including its major criticisms, and spatial patterns.
36. Know what factorial ecology is, how it works, and what encouraged it.
37. Know how the assimilation model works.
38. Know what Rees model is and how it works.
39. Know what contributes or constrains from quality of life, and quality of life and social geography have in common.
40. Know what the issues are in trying to analyse quality of life.
41. Know what did Charles Booth, Ebenezer Howard, and the Equality Trust did.
42. Know what the Gap Theory Model says.
43. Know what is meant by the gilded age.
44. Know the contributions of the Trondheim and Manchester riots studies were.
45. Know what the Toronto three cities study found.
46. Know what the Wellbeing Toronto study is.
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