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Page history last edited by catrin treanor 11 years, 10 months ago

Urbanisation

 

It is expected that 60 percent of the world population will be urban by 2030.  Does this matter?

 

Key questions:

 

  • What is urbanisation?
  • What are the causes of urbanisation and how do they differ between MEDCs and LEDCs?
  • How and why has the pace of urbanisation varied between MEDCs and LEDCs?
  • What are the problems created by urbanisation in MEDC and LEDCs?  How can they be managed?

Scroll to the end of this page to find data for the world's largest cities in 1950, 2000 and projected to 2015

An interactive map of urbanisation - worth a look!

GCSE Bitesize: urban growth in LEDCs and the situation in MEDCs

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