CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER1 EXPLORINGTHECITY WhyStudytheCity?

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CHAPTER 1  EXPLORING THE CITY
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Why Study the City? Authors argue that due to rapid urbanization, urban  life is now the norm for most residing in Western  society. And is quickly becoming so in the rest of the world. Due to the unprecedented population growth, cities  harbor the best and the worst of human existence.
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Continue  Consequently, to understand the city is to  understand ourselves, our culture, the impact of a  global economy and the world
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Deciding what is “Urban” Most people interpret the term urban as being  characteristic of, or pertaining to the city. Despite this seemingly simple definition, the 195  countries with urban areas use a range of criteria,  including administrative function, economic  characteristics, functional nature, and population  size and density to define these areas. Difficulties with cross-national comparisons aside,  the world’s urban population is increasing  everywhere and estimates indicate that by  2050  two- thirds of the world’s population will reside in urban 
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The Urban Landfront  Urbanization trends reveal that the while urban 
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CHAPTER 1 - CHAPTER1 EXPLORINGTHECITY WhyStudytheCity?

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