Urbanization

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Urbanisation

Urbanization is the expansion of a city or metropolitan area, namely the proportion of total population or area in urban localities or areas (cities and towns), or the increase of this proportion over time. Wikipedia.

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Urbanisation cartoon
  1. What is urbanisation?
Urban/rural population for less and more developed regions
  1. Describe the forecasted change in the amount of people living in urban areas in developing countries?
  2. Use the ‘City Population’ website and ‘Classification of Countries by World Bank’ to complete this table for the twenty largest cities in world.
CityPopulationCountryContinentCountry classification by World Bank
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  1. Use the table you produced to tally that counts the number of the twenty largest cities that are found upon each continent.
  2. Use the table you produced to tally that counts the number of the twenty largest cities that are found in each of the World Bank's income classifications.
Review

Review

  1. Using the three tables/tallies you produced – make four reasoned statements about the global distribution of urbanisation and any links to levels of development.