Causes of Urbanisation
What factors have led to the rise of
more and more people living in cities
Globally where do more people
live – rural or urban areas?
On your mini whiteboard…….Describe what the world map shows.
Hint: Don’t forget to be specific – refer to regions and countries.
Cut out the cards and sort them into 3
groups: social, economic and
Choose statements from each
category and add them to your
Do any overlap into 2 categories?
Now sort your cards into push and pull
Push Factor Pull Factor
Make a copy of the table above and add 4 push
and 4 pull factors.
Can you think of any other push and pull factors
that you could add to the blank cards?
Exam style questions
In the exam you may be asked to
describe trends on a graph or patterns
on a map.
On your mini whiteboard…
1.Describe the trends shown in figure A
on page 194. (4marks)
2. Study map B on page 194. Describe the
pattern shown on the map. (4 marks)
What problems may rapid urbanisation cause?
Annotate your photograph to show the problems of rapid urbanisation.
Hint: First describe the problem and then try to explain why this is a problem.
Describe the problems that rapid
urbanisation can cause (4 marks).
You have 4 minutes – 1 mark a minute!
Watch the first 2 minutes of this silent
clip and add a commentary to it. Try to
apply what you have learnt this lesson
about rapid urbanisation.
Dharavi Mumbai Clip (from 3.00)