Origin_and_Growth_of_Urbanization

Origin_and_Growth_of_Urbanization - economic, social. •...

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Urbanization – a process involving two phases: The movement of people from rural to urban places, where they engage in primarily non- primary occupations: and The change in lifestyle that results from living in cities.
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Urbanization – involves both a change in people from rural to urban; And , a change in land use from rural to urban. Important variable of urbanization: Population density Economic function Land use Dominance of manufacturing, service, trade and commerce.
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The process of urbanization is still occurring at a rapid pace in various places, especially developing countries. Advancing technologies made and makes urbanization possible, and to a certain extent helps to determine the pace of urbanization.
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Urbanism – generally refers to all aspects of the urban way of life; political,
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Unformatted text preview: economic, social. • Urbanism represents a revolutionary change in the whole pattern of social life. • Urbanism is not a process of urban growth, but rather the end result of urbanization. • Urbanism suggests that urban life is dramatically different in all respect from the rural way of life. • As people leave the countryside and move to the city (urban place) their lifestyles and livelihoods (should) change. • City – a political designation referring to a place, generally larger than a town, that is legally incorporated as a municipality. A settlement of any size may call itself a city, whether large or small. • Cities exert power and influence in all societies once they are established. • Cities are developed to create wealth and are the expression of the creation of wealth in societies....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2009 for the course ISS 320 taught by Professor Houranni during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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