Has Urbanisation developed too fast

Urbanisation has transformed vastly throughout history. Ancient societies, such as China were the first exhibitors of the population trends. Over the last 100 years many developing and developed countries have experienced these rapid urbanisation growth trends. At the turn of the 20th century only 13% of the world’s population were urban dwellers. Presently over 3 […]

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Rural urban migration in the developing world

The world’s cities are undergoing an urban revolution. Population rates are soaring in mainly developing or underdeveloped cities. Consequences of this population rise will affect the people living in the cities and their standard of living. More and more people are moving to cities from rural areas for many different reasons and this is what […]

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The Issue of Urban Development

The utilization of land and urban development are a topic of great environmental importance and concern, as these are issues that affect us all in a myriad of ways. In order to counteract this problem we must implement sustainable systems of development that are not destructive to humanity and the environment (Clean Water Action Council, […]

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Urbanisation of Modern India

An inescapable and only too visible trend is the rapid urbanisation of India. Existing cities are growing rapidly (and haphazardly) in all directions, those that cannot (like Mumbai) are growing vertically, and many villages now resemble towns. Current estimates of “urban” population are in excess of 300 million, and likely to reach 600 million by […]

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Urbanisation in India

Urbanisation in India was mainly caused after independence, due to adoption of mixed system of economy by the country which gave rise to the development of private sector. Urbanisation is taking place at a faster rate in India. Population residing in urban areas in India, according to 1901 census, was 11.4%.[1] This count increased to […]

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Outline the process of urbanisation and describe its effects

Urbanisation is the growth in the proportion of a country’s population the lives in urban as opposed to rural areas. Urbanisation first occurred in MEDCs during the industrial revolution that took place in Europe and North America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since 1950, urbanisation has been rapidly occurring in LEDCs and nowadays, […]

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