2 - World Urbanisation Intro

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2 - World Urbanisation Intro

  1. 1. Tokyo – A Massive Urban Area
  2. 3. World Urbanisation
  3. 4. <ul><li>The population of the world is increasing. </li></ul><ul><li>More and more of the people of the world are living in cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanisation = Increase in the % of the population living in cities. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Reasons for urbanisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Rural to Urban Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Increase </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Urbanisation is most rapid in cities in LEDCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Cities like Dhaka in Bangladesh, Delhi in India and Lagos in Nigeria are getting bigger with rapidly growing populations. </li></ul><ul><li>The number of MEGA CITIES (pop over 10 million) is increasing. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Describe the change in distribution of the largest cities in the world from 1950 and 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Urban Planet </li></ul>
  7. 8. Impacts of rapid growth on cities <ul><li>Size of city </li></ul><ul><li>Population structure of the city </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitation and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Waste disposal </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Services (schools and Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Social problems (crime) </li></ul>

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