An Overview of Urbanisation Flashcards

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What is urbanisation?

Urbanisation is the process by which cities grow or societies become more urban, leading to significant social, economic and environmental changes.

What are the main causes of rural to urban migration?

The main causes of rural to urban migration include the increase of industry in NEEs and LICs, and new industries increasing employment opportunities in urban areas.

How do HICs, NEEs and LICs differ in their urbanisation rates?

HICs experience slow or declining urbanisation; NEEs experience rapid urbanisation with investment in cities; LICs experience very rapid urbanisation with massive movement towards urban centres for employment opportunities.

What are megacities and how many existed in 2023?

Megacities are cities with more than 10 million people living there. In 2023, there were 33 megacities.

What is urban sprawl?

Urban sprawl is the rapid expansion of cities and towns, usually involving the growth and increase of residential housing, creating new suburbs.

Describe the urbanisation pathway.

The urbanisation pathway describes the stages of development from mainly agricultural lifestyles to high urbanisation with industrialisation, followed by a move towards service industries and urban sprawl.

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