Urbanization - Urbanization By Shaylee McCammon What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Urbanization By Shaylee McCammon What is Urbanization? • Urbanization involves the changing of rural lands into urban areas. • According to the Census, an area with 2500 people or more is considered an urban area. • People who are urbanized have jobs that do not work with the natural resources found in the area. What are Rural Areas? • Rural areas contain a lot of farm land and different industries that focus on cultivating the natural resources from the land. • They consist of A population that is 2499 or less. • In some cases they are highly populated by women because the men migrate to the cities to try and find work. (Africa) Problems of Urbanization • The suburban expansion often destroys the natural habitats of wildlife. EX: Parts of Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans are former wetland sites. • Reliance on vehicles has become a necessity which in turn creates higher air pollution. Problems Continued • Urban areas in developing countries have the worst air pollution in the world. the worst air pollution in the world....
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Urbanization - Urbanization By Shaylee McCammon What is...

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