Today we will prep for Thursday's Mock FRQ Exam.
You will find a bunch of helpful links on Mock FRQ Hints presentation. There is a copy being provided to each class that you will work on collaboratively for adding review details.
For additional course review material, please look at the information and links provided on the APHG Exam Review webpage
After today's MCQ we will take a look at a few urban challenges and how this is currently being addressed in redevelopment of cities as well as in the development of new cities ("Smart Cities" and in trying to focus on sustainable city design)
On Tuesday... we will look at 2 different phenomena occurring post-Industrialization in the U.S. and U.K. We see some cities experiencing urban decline with people moving to suburban areas; we also see a decline in suburbia with a renewed interested with returning to the urban areas. And we also see a shift in some creating new urban areas within suburbia. Today we will take a look at what is causing the ebb and flow of people from urban to suburban and back to urban areas. The where and why this is happening and what the future implications are is what we will explore today.
Later in the week on Thursday... we will also look at some of the other urban challenges facing many of the rapidly growing cities in other regions of the world. There is a document dropped in your APHG Folder called "Urbanized: Journey to Planet Earth". We'll watch the 25 minute video in class while you follow along answering the questions. There are additional helpful links at the bottom of this related to megacities, largest cities, and well-planned cities.
Use all of these cities as potential case-studies (hint, hint, hint...)
Helpful links for this week:Redlining: Gentrification:
HW: Case study of urban decline: syracuse
Today in class we will take a look at different models that have been created to explain the type of city layout often found in different regions of the world. It is important to note their features and the role that history and culture has played in the morphology of the urban landscape.
HW: STUDY FOR FORMATIVE FRQ ON CPT
Study for the Formative FRQ on Christaller's Central Place Theory (CPT).
Be sure you have read the article placed in your APHG Drop folder, have completed the questions document (also in your Drop folder) and have looked through the FRQ Hints slides.
Formative FRQ Hints - Christaller’s CPT
Today we will focus on Christaller's Central Place Theory (CPT) for looking at what services are located within urban areas, understanding Rank-Order Rules of cities and why we see clustering in some urban areas and not in others.
HW: Finish reading Fouberg CH. 9; study for Ch. 9 Vocab Quiz
Urbanization is an important unit of study in geography as on average 4 out of 5 people live in the urban area in Western Europe and North America and Japan... and in Australia, 9 out of 10 people... in developing Asia, 4 out of 10 people--but those statistics are rapidly changing with urbanization. More and more people around the world are moving from the rural areas, from an agrarian based society, to the suburbs and cities, in search of a better life, more economic opportunities and a higher standard of living. For too many, this mass migration is met with hardship and governments struggle to keep up with the influx of so many people as it stresses the existing infrastructure. For this reason, this is a short but significant unit. How do we rise to the challenges we face with modernization and urbanization? How do we meet the needs of an increasingly urbanized global population?
Today we'll take a look at when, where & why people began living in cities. We'll go over some of the APHG terms for this final unit of the course and we'll review some of the terms we've already learned this year and how they apply to the study of the urban landscape.
Helpful Links for today's class:
HW: Read Fouberg CH. 9 Key Issue 1&2
Key Issue/Question 1: When and why did people start living in cities?
Key Issue/Question 2: Where are cities located and why?