the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings.
prerequisites for development
Early cities were quite small by our standards.
Problems limiting the growth of early cities:
Emergence of the modern city:
Locational patterns and functions of American
city that serves as a link between one country or region and others because of its physical situation.
set of manufacturing, processing, trading, or services activities that serve markets beyond the city.
These activities bring a net flow of income into the city.
economic activities that provide income from sales to customers beyond city limits.
economic activities that serve a city's own population.
an interdependent set of urban settlements within a specified region.
a settlement in which certain products and services are available to customers.
the functional dominance of cities within an urban system.
central place theory:
a theory that seeks to explain the relative size and spacing of towns and cities as a function of people's shopping behavior.
the minimum market size required to make the sale of a particular product or service profitable.