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Chapter 7 Homework: Land Use Patterns

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A city is defined as a place with relatively high population density . The conventional measure of urban density is the total population of a metropolitan area divided by the amount of land in urban use, including residential areas, industrial districts, commercial areas, roads, schools, and city parks. Answer Key: density, density Question 2 of 10 1.0 Points

Innovations like cable cars, electric trolleys, and subways decreased commuting costs and increased the feasible density of cities. Answer Key: radius Question 3 of 10 1.0 Points

The principle city is defined as the territory of the municipality at the center of the metropolitan area. The subcenters , the rest of the metropolitan area, is defined as the land area covered by the other municipalities. Answer Key: central, suburban area Question 4 of 10 1.0 Points

As a city's population increases, the city can grow up by building taller buildings, or it can grow out by occupying more land. People concerned about urban sprawl suggest that there is too little "up" and too much "out." Answer Key: sprawl Question 5 of 10 1.0 Points

urban subcenters started out as low-density manufacturing areas near a transport node (airport, port, or marina) and grew as they attracted other activities. Answer Key: Mixed-industrial Question 6 of 10 1.0 Points

Many subcenters are highly specialized, indicating the presence of large agglomeration economies. Additionally, firms in subcenters interact with the center, and the value of access to firms in the center is reflected in high land prices near the center. Answer Key: localization, higher Question 7 of 10 1.0 Points

The technology of building construction including the emergence of steel framing and elevators decreased the cost of building high-density housing and tall office buildings. Answer Key: cost

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The Industrial Revolution generated innovations in intercity transportation that allowed the wider exploitation of comparative advantage, leading to increased trade and larger trading cities. Answer Key: transportation Question 9 of 10 1.0 Points

Between 1950 and 1990, the amount of urban land increased more than twice as fast as the urban population because high income makes people demand larger lots, and a low construction cost allows them to move to the suburbs where land is relatively cheap.  Answer Key: income, travel Question 10 of 10 The density elasticity is defined as the rate at which population density decreases with distance. 1.0 Points

Answer Key: gradient