What are the necessary preconditions behind the rise of cities?
the Agricultural Revolutions
Rise of Cities
Single-Factor and Multiple-Factor Models for the Rise of Cities
Technical (e.g., irrigation)
How do know when you are in city?
Think about what amenities a city has that a town does not.
Trouble with counting populations
First world and Third World patterns
Term coined by Joel Garreau to describe peripheral areas of the city where people now increasingly work, play and live. Functionally similar to older center cities, but less dense and planned around the automobile.
Can you think of local edge cities?
Problems? Most of them are linked to transportation.
Edge City Landscape (fig)
Edge City Landscape: New York City (fig)
The Ecology of Urban Location
Where cities are located are key indicators of their original purpose.
Each city’s original purpose is a product of its location and the possibilities afforded by that location.