In a few words, describe what 'population and urbanization' means?
Urban areas are growing rapidly, due to population growth and migrations to cities. Urban development is often accompanied by changes in infrastructure and environment. Currently about 56% of the world's population live in cities. The urban population is projected to double by 2050 to nearly 9 billion people.
Population and Urbanization
Population: The total number of people in a given area or region. Urbanization: The process by which an increasing proportion of the population of a country or region live in cities and towns. Suburbanization- When people move from the cities into the suburbs creating urban sprawl. Counter-urbanization- When people move from the city to rural areas. Demographic Transition: The transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as a country or region develops from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economic system.
The world’s most urbanized region is Latin America and the Caribbean, with 77% of the population living in urban areas. The world’s least urbanized region is Africa, with only 40% of the population living in urban areas. The fastest growing cities in the world are all located in Asia, with the top three being Delhi, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
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How is urbanization affecting your community and school? (Minimum of 1 paragraph- 5-7 sentences)
Work together in pairs: What are the positive and negative impacts of population growth and urbanization on the environment?
Brain break: Draw a picture of a rural area and a city.
What percentage of the world's population lives in urban areas?
What is the projected rate of urbanization by 2050?
- 4.46 billion ppl
- 8.9 billion people
- 3 billion ppl
- 56 billiion ppl
What is the most urbanized region in the world?
- North America
- Latin America
What is the fastest growing urban area in the world?
What is the most common form of urbanization?