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(1) Title: Urbanization Name: Jordan Miller Course: SCI 275 Due Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010 Instructor: Elisabeth Solchick
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(2) As time passes and technology progresses, more and more people are leaving their farms and small town life behind in favor of areas with more modern technology and accessible features. Between 1900 and 1950 the population growth of modern cities grew from 13% to 29% and then 49% (3.2 billion people) by 2005 according to UN World Urbanization Prospects report. The occurrence of this movement and growth is called urbanization. By definition urbanization is the physical growth of urban areas as a result of global change. Urbanization is linked to advancements in modernization and industrialization in urban societies. One example of urbanization would be the settlers and farmers of the 19 th century spreading across the country in search for better opportunities, thus building bigger and more modernized cities and towns through advancements in technology. A great example of urbanization in a growing industrial city is the city of Chicago. Between 1880 and 1920, 605,000 immigrants and 790,000 Americans moved into the city. Chicagoans lifted their entire city ten feet to improve its drainage. They built the world's first skyscrapers and some of its first grain elevators. They remade American taste with the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. They competed with
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(3) Odessa as a grain port, Pittsburgh as a steel city, Cincinnati as a meatpacker, and London and Paris as a national railroad center.
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