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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Urbanisation

    The world is urbanising rapidly. In 2008, the number of people living in cities exceeded those in the country side. Urbanisation per se is often a positive development, as urban areas tend to be more productive than rural areas…yet rapid urbanisation can outreach the capacities of cities to absorb and cater for an ever growing number of inhabitants (Matuschke 2009). India is not an exception to the general urban scenario in the world. It is becoming more urban albeit regional variations across the country. It has grown as the second largest urban system after China. With its huge urban population residing in 7935 towns (Census of India 2011), the country’s urban population has grown to over 377.1 million (31.16 percent). With urbanisation,…

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  • Strengths And Disadvantage Of Urbanisation

    Urbanisation takes place when people travel from rural areas to a more urbanized area in hopes of finding a better lifestyle. Urbanisation can also take place in a rural areas due to an economical and financial development. Urbanisation itself involves many life changes when people decide to move from rural areas to urbanized areas. People experience differences in their lifestyles and go through major changes in areas of their lives such as their jobs, education, and living condition. All of…

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  • Rapid Urbanisation In Zambia

    Lusaka in Zambia and Lagos in Nigeria are two cities facing similar issues due to rapid urbanisation. However these cities are dealing with the issue differently. Both cities have a strong colonial background which has influenced the city today (Gandy, 2006; Rogerson, 2008). Both cities economies have not grown as fast as the population and the people have responded differently to this issue (Hampwaye, et al., 2007; Ilesanmi, 2010). Each city has a different approach to how they are going to…

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  • Urbanisation In The 19th Century

    “Urbanisation is not about simply increasing the number of urban residents or expanding the area of cities.” – Li Keqiang, Premier of People’s Republic of China (Independent, 2012) In nineteenth century, England has faced an enormous and rapid growth of urban population. In-migrants, people from rural areas of England and Wales, were moving to larger, industrial cities, such as London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester. In one century, the population of London, for example, increased from…

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  • Timothy Beatley: The Dualist Approach To Urbanisation

    Over the past few decades, urbanisation has been developing exponentially across the world with more than half of the human population making their way into cities. Cities, as products of urbanisation, become magnets for people looking for job opportunities, excellent infrastructure and efficient transport facilities. However, the sprawling nature of expanding cities has taken its toll on surrounding landscapes, with wild plants and animals being replaced with concrete buildings and paved…

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  • Does Urbanization Affect Global Pollution?

    Does Urbanisation affect Global Pollution? By Mia Knudsen, 10.i What is urbanisation? Urbanisation is the process of increase of population in urban areas. As a country develops urbanisation increases due to people being attracted to the benefits of living in an urban area. These benefits include job opportunities, better standards of living, better healthcare, and better schools. 90% of the UKs population is currently living in urban areas like towns or cities. (BBC Bitesize, 2014) Along with…

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  • Peripheral Urbanization And Third World Development

    Urbanisation is the process by which an increasing proportion of a national population lives in towns and cities (the ratio is an indicator to compute the level of urbanisation). In other words, more people migrate from rural to urban areas. The First World, by definition, is the capitalist industrial market economies involving counties like United States, France and the United Kingdom. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the First World was so-called ‘developed countries’ as a synonym. The…

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  • Urbanization In Mumbai Case Study

    Mumbai, similar to several other large cities across the world has been undergoing the process of urbanization which has lead to massive spatial restructuring of the city. The urbanisation process has to be understood as one of the many consequences of Globalization and not as a process functioning on its own. The nested economic interest of underlying the process of globalisation include increase in the inflow and outflow of foreign capital in the country, shift from manufacturing to service…

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  • Urbanization In Tamil Vaddu Case Study

    The level of urbanization can be defined as the proportion of the total population that is living in urban centers. In India, Tamil Nadu is one of the fastest growing urbanised states compared to the other. Urbanisation is an integral part of the development process and it increases the employment opportunities for people. Because of which more people migrate to urban centres. The Percentage of migration in Tamil Nadu was 24.04 in 1991 census and it has increased to 25.36 in 2001 census.…

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  • Role Of Demographic Transition

    Introduction As the title and the author indicated, the role of demographic transition may not be attached much weight comparing with economic transition in recent researches that discussed and analyzed different factors of the modernization process in the world (Dyson, 2001). In this circumstance, Dyson, a professor from population studies, composed this article to argue the central position of the demographic transition, and to emphasise its neglected role which usually been underestimated in…

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