In one word, what is urbanisation?
Urbanisation is the process of a population shift from rural to urban areas. It is caused by increased job opportunities, better infrastructure, and increased access to educational and healthcare facilities. Urbanisation can lead to overcrowding, pollution, and poorer quality of life in urban areas.
Urbanisation: The process of people moving from rural areas to live and work in cities
Infrastructure: The physical structures and facilities needed for a city to function, such as roads, bridges, and public transportation
Urban planning: The process of shaping and managing the physical structures of a city to ensure efficient and safe use of resources
Did you know?
The world's population living in urban areas has tripled since 1950 and is expected to double again in the next 40 years. The average density of people living in cities is around 3,000 people per square mile. In some cities, such as Tokyo, more than half of the total land area is covered by roads and other infrastructure.
Work together in pairs: What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of urbanisation?
How has urbanization impacted the social and economic aspects of communities?
What is urbanization?
- The process of suburban areas expanding
- The process of rural areas becoming more developed and populated
- The process of urban areas becoming less developed and depopulated
- The process of cities being abandoned
Which factor commonly drives urbanization?
- Agricultural development
- Environmental preservation
- Job opportunities
- Access to natural resources
What is the term for the movement of people from rural to urban areas?
- Urban sprawl
- Rural flight
Which region has the highest rate of urbanization in the world?
- North America
What are some challenges associated with rapid urbanization?
- Housing shortage
- Strain on infrastructure
- All of the above
- Traffic congestion