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URBAN DESIGN QUESTIONS

1. acknowledged as the oldest city in the history of settlements


a. Babylon
b. Eridu
c. Constantinople
d. Mohenjo-Daro
2. acknowledged as the oldest continually inhabited city in the world
a. Babylon
b. Eridu
c. Damascus
d. Athens
3. the largest city of the Yellow River Valley of China
a. Anyang
b. Gheijin
c. Sunru Ghin
d. Beijing
4. the first noted urban planner because of his design of the city of Miletus
a. Vitruvius
b. Hippodamus
c. Damascus
d. Paleo
5. the first city that signified the rise of the church, with the church being an integral
part of its urban design
a. Rome
b. Constantinople
c. Madrid
d. Versailles
6. the military towns of Spanish settlements
a. laws of the indies
b. pueblo
c. presidio
d. missions
7. designer of the European Planned City of Savannah in Georgia, USA
a. Frederick Law Olmstead
b. Col. Frank Nicholson
c. Charles Fourier
d. James Oglethorpe
8. the best representation of the speculators town of the settlements in early
America
a. Charleston
b. Williamsburg
c. Philadelphia
d. New York City
9. Leader of the Reform Movements during the Industrial Revolution
a. Robert Owen
b. Ebenezer Howard
c. James Oglethorpe
d. Soria Y Mata
10. Author of Tomorrow: a Peaceful Path to Social Reform and main proponent of
the Garden Cities
a. Robert Owen
b. Ebenezer Howard
c. James Oglethorpe
d. Soria Y Mata
11. The first garden city designed by Raymund Unwin and Barry Parker
a. Welwyn
b. Hampstead
c. Letchworth
d. Windsor
12. Designed the Garden City of Welwyn
a. Unwin and Parker
b. Ebenezer Howard
c. Louis de Soisson
d. Clarence Perry
13. world fair in Chicago in 1891, setting off the City Beautiful Era
a. the Columbian Exposition
b. the White City
c. World Cities Expo
d. City Beautiful Movement
14. designed the reconstruction of Paris using the principles of the city beautiful
movement
a. John Nash
b. Daniel Burnham
c. Charles Buckingham
d. Baron Hausmann
15. designed Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil during the City Beautiful era
a. Albert Meyer
b. Edward Lutyens
c. Le Corbusier
d. Lucio Costa
16. Frank Lloyd Wrights project proposal that would allot one acre of land to each
American family
a. Le Contemporaine
b. Unite D Habitation
c. Broadacres
d. Acreville
17. Proposed the Linear City that would serve as a satellite to the city of Madrid
a. Jose Marseilles
b. Diego San Andres
c. Soria Y Mata
d. Geoffrey Selecios
18. Proposed the Arcology Alternative or 3D city
a. Soria Y Mata
b. Paolo Soleri
c. Frank Lloyd Wright
d. Kiyonori Kikutake

19. Proposed the first Floating City as an alternative to land reclamation


a. Soria Y Mata
b. Paolo Soleri
c. Frank Lloyd Wright
d. Kiyonori Kikutake
20. Believed that planning should first start at the micro level and thus designed the
neighborhood unit
a. Clarence Perry and Clarence Stein
b. Ebenezer Howard
c. Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sulliven
d. Louis Kahn
21. Urban Planner and Designer famous for his words Make little plans, they have
no magic to stir mens blood
a. Le Corbusier
b. Daniel Burnham
c. Parsons
d. Ebenezer Howard
22. acknowledged as the icon of middle class suburbanization during the 1950s
a. projects 1 to 8
b. Philam-life Homes
c. Forbes Park
d. Quezon City
23. largest in land area among Metro Manilas 12 cities
a. City of Manila
b. Kalookan City
c. Quezon City
d. Muntinlupa City
24. among Lynchs elements of the city, these are defined as lateral references that
are not coordinate axes
a. paths
b. edges
c. nodes
d. districts
25. among Lynchs elements of the city, these are defined as intensive foci from
which the observer is traveling
a. paths
b. edges
c. nodes
d. districts
26. the third level of Ian Bentleys responsive environments; important in terms of
physical form and activity patterns
a. permeability
b. legibility
c. robustness
d. richness
27. according to Ian Bentley, responsive environments that focus on details, with a
wide vocabulary of visual cues possess
a. legibility
b. variety
c. visual appropriateness
d. personalization
28. the shape of urban cities formed by two corridors of intense development
crossing the center
a. radiocentric
b. rectilinear
c. articulated sheet
d. linear
29. economist who developed the sector model of urban growth and development
a. E.W. Burgess
b. Homer Hoyt
c. Chauncey Harris
d. James Vance
30. the urban model of growth and development that presents the emergence of self-
sufficient sectors
a. concentric zone model
b. sector model
c. multiple nuclei model
d. urban realms model
31. density control method that regulates the proportions between the built area of
the building and the lot area
a. number of occupants per square meter
b. number of occupants per floor
c. floor area ratio
d. floor space index
32. urban design control that allows builders and developers more space if they
provide desirable features such as plazas, arcades, and other open spaces
a. flexible zoning
b. incentive zoning
c. cluster zoning
d. land use planning
33. a general term to describe the idea of consciously renewing the outworn areas of
towns and cities
a. historic preservation
b. urban renewal
c. adaptive reuse
d. urban gentrification
34. a mixed use community with an average 670 meter distance of a transit stop and
commercial core area
a. transit oriented development
b. traditional neighborhood development
c. planned unit development
d. new urbanism
35. a group of architects, planners, and urban designers formed to educate citizens
worldwide of the benefits of new urbanism
a. the Council for New Urbanism
b. the Congress for New Urbanism
c. the New Urbanism Movement
d. the Association of New Urbanists

36. according to the theory of New Urbanism, neighborhoods must have a


discernible center within a five minute of walk of all dwellings, and equivalent to
a. 200 to 300 meters
b. 300 to 500 meters
c. 600 to 700 meters
d. approximately 1 kilometer
37. minimum width of sidewalks, according to New Urbanism principles
a. 1.20 meters
b. 2.00 meters
c. 2.50 meters
d. 3.00 meters
38. designed Seaside, which signified the start of the New Urbanism movement
a. Peter Katz
b. Peter Calthorpe
c. Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
d. David Sucher and Daniel Solomon
39. run down industrial area in San Jose, California redeveloped by Peter Calthorpe
a. Laguna West
b. Jackson-Taylor
c. Kentlands
d. Windsor
40. Architect and Urban Designer who worked on the design of Shanghai; author of
Designing Cities.
a. Edmund Bacon
b. Jane Jacobs
c. Camillo Sitte
d. Peter Wong
41. pioneer of city center pedestrian shopping areas in America
a. Patrick Abercrombie
b. Walter Griffin
c. Victor Gruen
d. John Nash
42. the study of the classification of types and uses of soil for site analyses
a. geology
b. geomorphology
c. physiography
d. hydrology
43. rocks produced by crystallization from a liquid
a. igneous rocks
b. sedimentary rocks
c. metamorphosed rocks
d. none of the above
44. the allowable bearing capacity, measured in psf, of massive crystalline bedrock,
e.g. granite and gneiss
a. 20,000
b. 30,000
c. 80,000
d. 200,000

45. the allowable bearing capacity, measured in psf, of stiff dry clay
a. 5,000
b. 8,000
c. 15,000
d. 25,000
46. the approximate size of one sand particle
a. 0.50 mm
b. 0.75 mm
c. 1.00 mm
d. 1.25 mm
47. the rate of at which water penetrates the soil surface (usually measured in cm or
inches per hour)
a. drainage
b. infiltration
c. percolation
d. permeability
48. the rate at which water within the soil moves through a given volume of material
(measured in cm or inches per hour)
a. drainage
b. infiltration
c. percolation
d. permeability
49. angle at which soil can be safely inclined and beyond which it will fail
a. angle of incidence
b. angle of repose
c. right angle
d. 45 degree angle
50. angle of slopes considered gently rolling and moderately buildable
a. 0 to 5%
b. 5 to 10%
c. 10 to 15%
d. 15 to 20%