What is urbanization? definition and meaning

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** urbanization **


An increase in a population in cities and towns versus rural areas.
Urbanization began during the industrial revolution, when workers moved
towards manufacturing hubs in cities to obtain jobs in factories as
agricultural jobs became less common.

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what is urbanization

Urbanization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Urbanization **

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Global urbanization map showing the percentage of urbanization per country
Guangzhou, a city of 12 million people, is one of the 8 adjacent
metropolises located in the largest single agglomeration on earth, ringing
the Pearl River Delta of China.
Mumbai is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous
city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of
approximately 20.5 million.

*Urbanization* is the increasing number of people that live in urban areas.
It predominantly results in the physical growth of urban areas, be it
horizontal or vertical. The United Nations projected that half of the
world's population would live in urban areas at the end of 2008.^[1] By
2050 it is predicted that 64.1% and 85.9% of the developing and developed
world respectively will be urbanized.^[2]

Urbanization is closely linked to modernization, industrialization, and the
sociological process of rationalization. Urbanization can describe a
specific condition at a set time, i.e. the proportion of total population
or area in cities or towns, or the term can describe the increase of this
proportion over time. So the term urbanization can represent the level of
urban development relative to overall population, or it can represent the
rate at which the urban proportion is increasing.

Urbanization is not merely a modern phenomenon, but a rapid and historic
transformation of human social roots on a global scale, whereby
predominantly rural culture is being rapidly replaced by predominantly
urban culture. The last major change in settlement patterns was the
accumulation of hunter-gatherers into villages many thousand years ago.
Village culture is characterized by common bloodlines, intimate
relationships, and communal behavior whereas urban culture is characterized

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbanization

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