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Unformatted text preview: LEC12 Nov 1 st 2010 The Urban World Ch. 11 What is URBAN?? City- large town, created by charter why do cities exist? 1. cultural artefact/cultural creation 2. place of commerce/xchange 3. a place to be experience 4. microcosm of society (ex social economical classes) ALSO: Why do cities look the way they do? (why do poor ppl tend to live near the city centre) What forces shape/condition our cities? Why has the 21 st century been termed ‘the urban century?’ • URBANISM: the way of life, attitudes, values & patterns of behaviour fostered by cities • URBAN FORM: morphology or physical structure of the city (LAYOUT, ARRAGNEMENT OF LAND USES, DENSITY) • URBANIZATION: the process whereby a society is transformed from ru ral to urban in character • UBRAN GROWTH: process whereby cities/towns become more densely populated and/or spatially expansive (INCREASE in density OR in area) GLOBAL URBAN SCALE-by 2030, 60% of world’s pop will be living in cities-“ MEGA CITY” populat ion 10 mill...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ECON 1B03 taught by Professor Hannahholmes during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.
- Winter '08