Lecture 1 - LECTURE 1 CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS,...

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LECTURE 1 CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, CONCEPTUALIZATION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES & OUTCOMES
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KEY QUESTIONS FOR THIS LECTURE What is urbanization? What factors affect urban development? What are the outcomes and consequences of urban development?
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CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 1. URBAN : Origin of the word: from the Latin ‘ urbs ’ –walled town or city How do we define an urban settlement or a city? No specific definition rather a set of criteria Essentially defining what is ‘urban’ versus what is ‘rural’ Two ways of defining a city: 1) …………………; and 2) …………………
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Concepts cont’d… City as an entity: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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Concepts cont’d… Example: what define an “urban area” in Canada? 1. Minimum population concentration of 1,000 2. Population density of at least 4,000 people per sq km 3. Defined by social and economic integration, spatial continuity, and if large enough, subdivided into CTs 4. If urbanized core attains 100,000, it becomes a CMA
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Concepts cont’d… Variations in definitions of urban centers Country Pop Size France 2,000+ Portugal 10,000+ U.S. 2,5000 Japan 50,000 Norway 200+
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Concepts cont’d… City as a way of life: Example: quality of lifestyles Including: - - - -
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Concepts cont’d… URBANIZATION : The process whereby a society is transformed from rural to urban in character The relative concentration of population in towns
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEOGRAPHY 277g taught by Professor Arku during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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Lecture 1 - LECTURE 1 CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS,...

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