Chapter 7: Cities and Urban Landscapes

Enduring Understandings

  • The form, function, and size of urban settlements are continually changing.
  • Models help to understand the distribution and size of cities.
  • Models of internal city structure and urban development provide a framework for urban analysis.
  • Built landscapes and social space reflect the attitudes and values of a population.
  • Urban areas face economic, social, political, cultural and environmental challenges.

Inquiry Questions

  • When and why did people start living in cities? What role do cities play in globalization?
  • Where are cities located and why?
  • How are cities organized, and how do they function? How do people shape cities?

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