Locating Property Value - Testing Bid Rent

The suburbs are actually a Ponzi scheme

Homes from around the world pics

Sprawl is on the decline

Hate Freeways?

Concentric Zone in real life

Unit 9 Outline:

I. Patterns of Urbanization

A. Global patterns
  • Increase in # and %
  • Where are the cities? How has this pattern changed over time?
B. MDCs v LDCs
  • How is urbanization different in MDCs from LDCs?
C. What is a city?
  • definition by Louis Wirth
  • other definitions (ie. urbanized area, MSA, micropolitan statistical area, megalopolis...

II. Models

A. What do they show?
B. Who developed them, when?
C. Strengths and weaknesses? (can these models be used today?)
D. How do cities in different parts of the world look/work similarly or differently than in North America?
E. Squatter settlements
  • What is the location of squatter settlements?
  • What has contributed to their formation?
  • What are the consequences of the growth of squatter settlements?

III. Rank size rule

A. What is the rule?
B. When rule is present or absent, what does it tell us about the country?
  • What are the effects (positive and negative) of a primary city on a country's economic development?

IV. Basic v. NonBasic industries

A.What is the difference between the two?
B. How will these activities effect the growth/decline of a city?

V. Inner city problems

A. Causes of inner city problems
  • definitions of redlining and filtering
  • public housing in the United States (compared to public housing in other areas of the world)
B. Urban renewal and Revitalization
  • What is urban renewal and gentrification?
  • What factors have led to urban renewal and gentrification?
    • economic factors (changes in Charlotte's economic sectors and base?)
    • demographic factors (changing composition of households?)
    • government policy (effects of government incentives?)
    • sense of place (amenities and lifestyles)

VI. Suburbanization

A. How did the following contribute the acceleration of the suburbs?
  • transportation
  • housing production
  • landscape preference
  • social/demographic trends