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Wednesday, November 14 The Development of Cities The A city is a place where a lot of people who do not produce their own food are permanently based based In 1800, only 3% of the world’s population lived In in cities in Today, over 41% of the world’s population lives in Today, a city city Super-Cities Super-Cities A metropolis is a central city surrounded by smaller cities and their suburbs cities St. Louis A megalopolis is an overlapping area consisting of at least two metropolises The United States has 20 There are 19 in the world Interestingly, most megacities are located in Least Interestingly, Industrialized Nations Industrialized A megacity is a city with over 10 million people megacity is The Process of Urbanization The Urbanization refers to two processes: Urbanization refers Masses of people moving to cities Cities having a growing influence on society U.S. Urban Patterns U.S. 79% of Americans live in cities There are 274 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in There the United States the ...
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