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Global Geography 12 (GGS12)

Urbanization
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Introduction to Global Geography and the World
The "Mega City"
Our Planet at Risk
Global Resources
The Four Laws Of Ecology
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Population
Gaia Hyphothesis
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Urbanization is defined as three different things: "The proportion of a country's population who reside in urban areas; the movement of people from rural areas to urban settings; the physical expansion of towns and cities into rural areas."

Year
Approximate Pct.
1800
2.5
1825
4.0
1850
6.0
1875
9.0
1900
14.0
1925
20.0
1950
29.0
1975
40.0

2000

55.0

This is a chart of the Rising Global Urbanization

In urban countries the population density is very high, the size of the building lots are extreamly small. The types of jobs (primary, secondary, tortiary) are high portion-non primary jobs. Their methods of transportation are public and private, the amount of available open space is low portion of land without roads or buildings. The shopping opportunities are necessities, and some luxury items. There are many medical opportunities, there are general practitioners, specialists and hospitals etc. Educational opportunities are public ans post secondary schools. Other services such as laywers & accountants are available if needed. Recreational opportunities include minor sports programs, cultural events, movies, bars, and night clubs. Municipal taxes are higher, public services such as sbowplowing, road maintenance, street lights, side walks, fire hydrants, sewers and water are available. The crime in urban areas are high and mostly stolen properties. The types of pollution are industrial, water, air and noise, the only smell is air pollution.

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Projected Urban Populations in Billions

All definitions and most pictures were taken from the Global Connections, Geography for the 21st century textbook

Quote taken from http://www.oceansonline.com/gaiaho.htm

Created for Mrs.Bainbridge, By Emily Morash