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GEO208 (2014-A-WINTER) Midterm Review Sheet(1).pdf

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Department
Geography
Course
GEO 208
Professor
Christopher Greene
Semester
Winter

Description
Midterm 01 Review Sheet  Date:  Thursday, March 06 th, 2014  Time:  02‐04pm  Place:  KHE 321C      Short Answer Topics – Answer 2 questions (2x15=30pts)  You will complete two of the following three questions. There is no set length for short answer questions. However,  strong answers are typically 0.5 to 1.0 pages in length. Demonstrating your understanding of the  material is more  important than answer length.      Meso‐ and Macro‐Scale Economic Trends      Week 01  Dicken 01, 02  Value‐Chain Characteristics and the Papaya Industry   Week 02  Dicken 03, Cooke (2004)  Innovation and Techno‐Economic Paradigms     Week 03   Dicken 04      Guided Essay Topics – Answer 2 questions (2x35=70pts)  You will complete two of the following three questions. There is no set length for guided essay questions. However,  strong answers are typically 1.5 to 2.0 pages in length. Demonstrating your understanding of the  material is more  important than answer length.     Characteristics of Innovations Syst em    s  Week 03  Dicken 04, Oinas and Malecki (2002)  Theories of Foreign Direct Investm e n t  Week 04  Dicken 05  State as Regulators of Historic Economic Activity     Week 05  Dicken 06, Commanding Heights        Sample Guided Essay Question  Question: The Brundtland Report (1987) set out the commonly used definition of  sustainability as, “Development which  meets  the  present  needs  without  compromising  the  ability  of  future  generations  to  achieve  their  own  needs  and  aspirations.” However, as discussed in class applying this definition to urban development is often problematic.   A. How is the Brundtland definition interpreted and applied as objectives of urban development? (11pts)  B. What form of  the city did we discuss that academics and planners interpreted as the “best” way to achieve  sustainability? Why is this surprising? (12pts)  C. What unexpected trend complicates achievement of urban sustainability in the developed world? (12pts)     Sample Answer: Puzzling out the meaning and implementing policies to achieve urban sustainability is problematic at  best. Although a commonly applied definition exists, that 
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