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Cities in the Developed and Less Developed World Chapter 14 Chapter 15
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Urbanization A country is considered urbanized when more than half the population lives in urban areas. 1850 – The United Kingdom became the first urbanized country Due to the industrial revolution
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Cities in the Developed World Western European Cities “Some of the most pleasing cities in the world.” A blend of ancient, Medieval and early modern history, combined with bold modern building designs and planning innovations
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Colonial Imperialism Many of the large European cities were the capitals of vast colonial empires and grew as the wealth generated expanded the economies of these cities. British, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
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As the population of most European countries ages and declines, the large cities and metropolitan areas are experiencing little or no growth. Possible that no European cities will be among the world’s top 25 by 2010.
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