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Causes and Effects of Poverty and Urbanisation on a Global Community - Urbanisation and Poverty are two economic patterns that hold ongoing trends that some individuals may find troubling. Urbanisation refers to the rising number of people who occupy in urban areas. It mainly results in the physical expansion of urban areas. The United Nations estimated that half of the globe's population would settle in urban areas at the close of 2008.(International Herald Tribune)Thirty-five years from now, it is expressed that 64.1% and 85.9% of the developing and developed world respectively are going to be urbanised.(The Economist....   [tags: urbanisation, extreme poverty, beijing]
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Urbanisation in India - INTRODUCTION Urbanisation refers to peoples changing attitude towards social life and modernization. It is a process by which there is an increase in proportion of people living in urban area, leading to transformation of land for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. The basic reason for increasing urbanisation is increase in the number of people moving into cities, for jobs, higher education, and better future prospective and for much higher quality of life. It also allows an easy flow of information, more technological development....   [tags: social life, modernization]
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Benefits and Problems Associated With Urbanisation - What are the Benefits and Problems Associated with Urbanisation. In the years following the Industrial Revolution, the practice of urbanisation became much more prevalent. Urbanisation has lead to an increase in the population of cities while leading to a decline in rural population. The effects of Urbanisation can be both positive and negative, whether it is on the peoples, the society or the environment. The practice of urbanisation has brought with it, many arguments as to whether it is a positive or negative phenomena....   [tags: industrial revolution, massive population]
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The Importance Urbanisation in India - INTRODUCTION Urbanisation refers to peoples changing attitude towards social life and modernization. It is a process by which there is an increase in proportion of people living in urban area, leading to transformation of land for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. The basic reason for increasing urbanisation is increase in the number of people moving into cities, for jobs, higher education, and better future prospective and for much higher quality of life. Urbanization allows for easier flow of information, more resistance to anti-progressive forces like nobles or religious officials, and more technological evolution....   [tags: social life, modernization]
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Relationship Between Urbanisation and Climate Change - Index Topic Page no. Introduction 3 Rationale 3 Key Issues How climate change and urbanisation relate Local perspective National perspective Global perspective 4 Analysis 5 Conclusion 6 Learning Outcome 6 Bibliography 6 Acknowledgement 7 Association between Climate Change and Urbanisation Introduction Urbanisation refers to the physical progression of urban areas....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
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Urbanisation - Urbanisation Urbanisation is the increase in the proportion of people who live in cities. There is a great increase in the rate of urbanisation all around the world. During the nineteenth century urbanisation took place in the UK. However in developed countries like the UK, urbanisation seems to be slowing down. However in less developed countries urbanisation is taking place. Urbanisation has taken place all over the world. One of the major reasons for it is because there are better paid jobs in the city; so more people want the ideal lifestyle, a nice house and lots of money....   [tags: Papers] 524 words
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Explaining the Term Urbanisation - Explaining the Term Urbanisation Urbanisation is the process in which the number of people living in cities increases compared with the number of people living in rural areas. A country is considered to be urbanised when over 50% of its population lives in urban places. In the UK the movement of people from rural to urban areas followed the industrial revolution as people were needed to work in the factories in the CBD. It took place throughout the 19th and Early 20th Centuries in Europe and North America....   [tags: Papers] 1220 words
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Problems Due To Urbanization - Recently, as developed countries, many cities have become more suitable to live in with all facilities that people need in favor of a comfortable live style. Therefore, many people migrate from rural areas to urban areas in a process so called urbanization (Wikipedia, 2009). Urbanization has become one of the most important issues facing both people live and governments in most countries. An important term that has been suggested as a policy to solve the problems associated with urbanization is sustainable development....   [tags: Urbanization]
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The Effects of Rapid Urbanisation on Urban Areas - The Effects of Rapid Urbanisation on Urban Areas Urbanisation is the growth in the proportion of people living in urban areas compared to rural areas and has rapidly taken place over the last 200 years, particularly between 1800 and 1850, where there was a population explosion. Also, more recently, between 1950 and 1990, the proportion of people in the world living in urban areas increased by 20%. Currently the rate of urbanisation is much less rapid in MEDC’s than LEDC’s as a large majority of the population are already living in urban areas....   [tags: Papers] 774 words
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Investigating the Impact of Urbanisation in Santiago, Chile - Investigating the Impact of Urbanisation in Santiago, Chile Introduction I am looking at the effects which have taken place in Santiago due to urbanisation and also what their government has done to make it better. The urbanisation that has taken place in Chile’s capital city has the same causes, problems and advantages as many other cities. The main aspect to look at is the growth in population and the density of the city. This tells us how rapidly or slowly urbanisation has taken place over a period of time....   [tags: Papers] 619 words
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What gave rise to urbanisation in the mediterranean - “What gave rise to urbanisation in the Mediterranean region?” What is urbanisation. To ‘urbanise’ is to ‘make (a rural area) more industrialized and urban’ , urban meaning ‘of or living in a city or town’ . Marja C.V. Vink argues that “The word urbanization was used for the first time in Spain a little more than one hundred years ago” to show the “quantitative and qualitative growth if cities” . The degree of urbanisation is quite different when comparing towns or cities of antiquity to the modern understanding of an urban centre; however, essentially it is the same process....   [tags: essays research papers] 2334 words
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Urbanisation and Changes in Scottish Leisure, Religion and Education - Urbanisation and Changes in Scottish Leisure, Religion and Education In the 1880s people in Scotland were just as likely to live in a town or city as they were to live in the countryside. However by 1939 this had radically changed and most people were now urban dwellers. The process of urbanisation during this time is thought by many historians to have "affected the lives of ordinary people in all sorts of ways" (Sydney Wood). In particular there was notable changes in leisure, religion and education....   [tags: Papers] 1115 words
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The Implications of Rapid Urbanization - Urbanization is the process of human migration from rural areas to towns and cities, thus rapid urbanization means that the rate at which the migration from rural to urban takes place is hurried that a country has no time to plan for their existence at the cities. The situation differs from country to country as the number of cities and rural areas in the countries are different. Another possible reason for the difference is the development nature of the countries; some countries are developed, others are developing while others are considered least developed....   [tags: Urbanization]
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The Effects of Urbanization - Urbanization Urbanization is the gradual constant increase in the population of people in urban areas or rather cities. Urbanization is mostly associated with the rural-urban migration phenomenon that takes place when people move in large numbers from rural areas into urban areas in order to seek a better life quality (R.Faridi, 2012) (Tellnes P, 2014). As much as that can be said it is the only way that the population increases, people may also move from other their own urban areas to other more urbanized areas if they chose to do so....   [tags: population growth, agriculture]
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The Negative Effects of Urbanization on People and their Environment - The Negative Effects of Urbanization on People and their Environment As our world becomes increasingly globalized, numerous people travel to urban areas in search of economic prosperity. As a consequence of this cities in periphery countries expand at rates of 4 to 7 percent annually. Many cities offer entrepreneurs the potential for resources, labor, and resources. With prosperity cities also allow the freedom to of a diversity of way of life and manners (Knox & Marston, 2012). However, in the quest to be prosperous, increasing burdens are placed on our health and the condition of our environment....   [tags: Environmental Management, Urbanization]
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Why Does Urbanization Occur? - Urbanisation is the process which has led to an increasing proportion of a country's population living within urban areas. It is impossible to say exactly when the process began, but in Britain it was around the time of the industrial revolution. Many people moved from rural to urban areas in search of regular employment. The MEDC's around the world are all urbanised now, with annual growth rates of urbanisation still increasing, but sustainably. LEDC's however are still rapidly urbanising. In this essay I am going to look at all the factors that cause urbanisation and evaluate why it is occurring....   [tags: World Cultures] 808 words
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Geography: The Urbanization of Bangkok - City characteristics: Bangkok was just a city, until General Chao Phraya Chakkri, the founder of the ruling Chakkri dynasty, took over the throne as Rama 1. After General Chao Phraya Chakkri was crowned Rama 1, he strategically moved the Capital from the west to the east bank of the Chao Phraya River to make it harder for the Burmese to invade and to have a better trading post with other western countries. Thereafter, Bangkok grew modernised and grew rapidly during the 1960's. Today Bangkok is now the central of politics, economy, education, media and the modern society....   [tags: tourism, population, urbanization]
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The Urbanization of Poverty - The majority of poor people are those who experience chronic -- and even multigenerational -- poverty (Iceland, 2003). In the United States many of the chronically poor live in urban environments. These environments, characterized by high concentrations of poor high concentrations of people of color and concentrated disadvantage, have been characterized as areas of moral as well as economic failure. In this paper, I will contend that conditions in these regions serve to hold individuals in poverty and to perpetuate multigenerational poverty through diminished human capital and reduced social capital....   [tags: Urban Enclaves of Poverty]
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Urbanization in Africa - Urbanization is the movement from a rural society to an urban society, and involves a growth in the number of people in urban areas. Urban growth is increasing in both the developed but mostly in the developing countries. Urbanization is associated with the problems of unemployment, poverty, bad health, poor cleanliness, urban slums environmental deprivation. This causes a very big problem for these developing countries and who are some of poorest countries. Africa urbanization is not as big as most developing countries but is on the rise for it outbursts in city growth lately....   [tags: Development, Urban Trend] 1087 words
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Agriculture and Urbanization - Mark Luccarilli gives a concise review of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods that is published in Terrain.org Issue No. 5 in autumn of 1999. Throughout his review he mentions many times that Benton MacKaye’s original ideas for the Appalachian Trail have not been implemented and that the trail itself could be considered a failure by MacKaye’s terms. Luccarilli acknowledges the fact that the United States, as a whole has failed to create a middle ground incorporating agriculture and nature, and he also explicitly states that, “The notion of a pastoral city may strike us as utopian folly at its height” (Luccarilli 2)....   [tags: garden cities]
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Urbanization and Crime - With a 10% increase in crime rate since 2009, budding city St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador) soared 19.2% above the national average and in 2010 placed as seventh in Canada’s overall crime rated cities (Brennan, 2011). The level of crime relative to suburban or rural areas has recently become an accepted theory in criminology. Regardless of the data source used, crime statistics consistently reflect that urban crime rates are substantially greater than crime rates in non-urban areas. More so, population size has been shown to be an important predictor of crime rates across cities, not only in Canada, but all over the world....   [tags: Social Studies]
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Urbanization in Jamaica - I. Introduction Often misconstrued as an idealistic destination, Jamaica is a very stratified entity when it comes to the have and have not’s. The institution of slavery has shaped the physical landform of the country and inadvertently created fragmented and informal communities. This is further reiterated by the continuous division of garrisons “shantytowns” and gated communities prevalent within the urban fabric. The structural readjustment of the government in efforts to alleviate debt has reinforced the ideology of privatization and splintered urbanism....   [tags: haves, have nots, garrisons, shantytowns]
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Mesoamerica and Complex societies - which theory played the biggest part in transformation. Why did it occur in Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica went through a radical transformation since the adaptation of agriculture from their hunter-gather societies into reformed Mayan city states under the control of political hierarchies. The authenticities of these leaders was determined by surplus of goods, particularly maize which was a significant part of their culture and religious connections to the Mayan gods, goddesses and deities. This transformation initiated from Pre-Olmec Period to the Late Classic Maya Period....   [tags: Transformation, Theories, Urbanization] 790 words
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The Relationship Between Urbanization and Industrialization - The industrial Revolution, starting in late 18th century, had a significant urbanizing effect. Industrialization is the basic driving force of urbanization and urbanization, cities, are the important land for industrialization. Industrialization and urbanization are just like brothers that grow and develop together and developed each other (Lexicon Universal Encyclopedia, 1997). Industrialization is the initiator of urbanization and urbanization is the inevitable result of industrialization. The inventions of railroad tracks, automobiles, telephones, airplanes and electricity are a part of industrialization and the growth of cities, urbanization, during the late 1800s and early 1900s....   [tags: american history, industrial revolution]
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The White Tiger: Challenges of Urbanization - Recent years have witnessed a large number of Indian English fiction writers who have stunned the literary world with their works. The topics dealt with are contemporary and populist and the English is functional, communicative and unpretentious. Novels have always served as a guide, a beacon in a conflicting, chaotic world and continue to do so. A careful study of Indian English fiction writers show that there are two kinds of writers who contribute to the genre of novels: The first group of writers include those who are global Indians, the diasporic writers, who are Indians by birth but have lived abroad, so they see Indian problems and reality objectively....   [tags: Indian English fiction writers, Aravind Adiga]
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Urbanization Problems and Sustainable Development - Cities all over the world are developing. As war ended in 1942, a significant number of people move to the city because they want to improve life. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and should be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know the definition of sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Urbanization in the Kurdistan Region - Introduction Urbanization: The process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary). Sustainable development: The ability of an activity or development to continue in the long term without undermining that part of the environment which sustains it (Scottish Natural Heritage, 1993). The process of urbanization and the population growth across the world has been increasing over the last 40 years, and it is expected to happen in the developing countries' urban areas....   [tags: Sustainable Development] 2284 words
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Urbanization & Applied Anthropology - Urbanization is the process of life for many and the desired way of life for many others. Human beings both inhabit urban and rural areas today all over the world. Many people may be disappointed with the development of an increasing number of urban areas. Many peoples once rural areas are now swallowed up directly as cities sprawl outward. The effects of urbanization both positive and negative get examined in the following paragraphs. In addition, who is most effected by urbanization and who plays a role in preventing and/or properly planning development will also be revealed....   [tags: Anthropology ]
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Sustainable development, a new way of urbanization - Introduction Urbanization, which is becoming a buzzword during the last few decades, is enlarging at a booming speed. It is predicted that 93 percents urban growth will occur to the year 2020, in the developing world (Elliot J.A, 1999). Generally speaking, more than half of the people around the world have been moved to cities, which led to a series of “matters” connected with people’s life that changed in a dramatical way. In this period, sustainable development, another buzzword during the past few years, came into people’s view and gradually became the mainstream of society development....   [tags: Electricity Consumption, Desertification]
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Population Growth: The Problems Created By Urbanization - As the world continues to evolve, it is evident that population growth is one of the leading issues humans face. The 21st century world has displayed how science, medicine, and technology have been able to sustain human life, while also creating a human birth boom. Although many of these advancements are positive, they also bring forth many challenges that society must learn to face. The rise of megacities such as Mumbai, India are key examples of how urbanization in search for better opportunity has led to many problems such as poverty, poor living and health conditions, and extreme depletion of resources within the environment....   [tags: poverty, poor living, overpopulation]
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Global Climate, Coastal Cities, and Urbanization - Over the years, climate has been changing creating sea levels to rise and more people are moving to the cities looking for jobs and opportunities leading to land in urban areas to subside. Because of this, the world’s coastal cities are at an increasing risk of dangerous (economically and physically) flooding. Cities on the coast have different defenses to help prevent flooding but these defenses are geared towards today’s current state. With the rise of sea levels these defenses will no longer be applicable and the city will flood....   [tags: Climate Change, Sea Levels, Flooding]
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Impacts Of Urbanization - Many villagers and small town dwellers want a living in big cities. With some expectations, they make a movement from villages to big cities. This migration from rural areas to big cities is called urbanization. There are two kinds of factors why rural people seek for urban life. The first one is urban pull factor. They dream for higher wages, better housing and utilities, better school and hospital, more jobs opportunity, and more experience that they can get it all from a living in big cities as they think....   [tags: essays research papers] 396 words
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Communities and Urbanization - COMMUNITIES & URBANIZATION Introduction George Murdock once said that a community is one of the two truly universal units of society organization, the other one being family (Schaefer, 461). We are all part of a community, and in many cases, we are a part of multiple ones. In chapter 20 of our textbook, we are looking at communities and urbanization. It discusses urbanization and how communities originate. It also looks at the different types of communities....   [tags: essays research papers] 2594 words
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Sustainable Development Policies Can Reduce Urbanization Problems - Cities all over the world are developing. This urbanization process is causing a number of problems and can be met by sustainable development policies. In the beginning, it is important to know what is the reason for urbanization. Most people move to the city because they want to get a better life. Another important term is a sustainable development. There are some definitions for sustainable development, but simply they say that sustainable development is a development which using resources now and preserving them for future generations (Adams, 1999, p.137)....   [tags: Sustainable Development Essays] 1304 words
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urbanization in third world countries - Urbanization and its effect on third world living conditions Urbanization is the spreading of cities into less populated agricultural areas. Most people would not think that this is necessarily a problem. They would say that it is good that the “developing countries” were becoming more developed. With urbanization comes factories and more jobs, so the people can make more money and be happier. Right. The problem is that these people must sacrifice their traditional lifestyles, for this new “Urbanism”(the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings Knox 234)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Urbanization & Habitat Loss in the Fraser Valley as a Threat to Biodiversity - We don’t often stop to consider the impact that simply living our human lives has on the other species that once called our neighbourhoods their home. The Fraser Valley, “one of the most important and complex ecosystems in the country” (Thom, p. 171), has been dramatically altered to make a more convenient landscape for housing and farming. In this process, critical habitat has been destroyed and many species that were once abundant have disappeared from our area (Cuthbert p. 24). Urbanization is ongoing and is thought to be the most significant threat to the incredible biodiversity found throughout British Columbia, and particularly the population-dense Lower Mainland (Harding, p....   [tags: Flora&Fauna, Salmon Lifecycle]
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Problems Generated by Industralization and Urbanization in Ontario Province - Justification In Ontario province, Industrialization and Urbanization have generated a lot of problems. One such problem is Water Pollution, related to mining and industries, road salt, in drinking water, by vehicular emissions etc. The presence of mercury has also been noted in lakes and rivers. The Chlor-alkali plant of pulp and paper industry used mercury to produce chlorine, but now such plants are not working and the level of mercury in water bodies has been dropped since that time. [1] Mining affects the environment by water pollution as discharge of acidic drainage, metals, cyanide and suspended particles in water bodies....   [tags: canda, water pollution, drinking water]
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Urbanization and Human Influence - Urbanization and Human Influence It is estimated that by the year 2000, half the world population will live in urban environments (Porter and Brown, 1996). The US Bureau of the Census defines an area as being urbanized if a central city and its closely settled surrounding territory are of a certain size with 50,000 people and density of at least 1,000 people per square mile (Knox, 1994). A component of the definition denotes that human influence is a main aspect of urbanized areas in the process of urbanization....   [tags: Environmental Geology Essays]
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Consensus vs. Urbanization - Consensus vs. Urbanization The process of modernization contains many elements, which work together in many ways. The two elements that I will be discussing are consensus and urbanization. Consensus is when a group or groups of people come to an agreement with each other. Urbanization is the development of cities. Consensus makes the social forces stronger. Social forces strengthen with higher levels of consensus because more people are agreeing with each other. The social forces can now begin to agree on the things they want and most likely get the things they want....   [tags: Papers] 761 words
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Sub-urbanization in America - Sub-urbanization in America AHousing is an outward expression of the inner human nature; no society can be understood apart from the residences of its members.@ That is a quote from the suburban historian Kenneth T. Jackson, from his magnificent piece on suburbanization Crabgrass Frontier. Suburbanization has been probably the most significant factor of change in U.S. cities over the last 50 years, and began 150 years ago. It represents Aa reliance upon the private automobile, upward mobility, the separation of the family into nuclear units, the widening division between work and leisure, and a tendency toward racial and economic exclusiveness.@ Overall it may represent the change in att...   [tags: Papers] 3293 words
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To What Extent Can the Problems of Urbanization be Met by a Policy of Sustainable Development - Introduction With the development of urbanization, an increasing number of social problems have emerged. These problems will decelerate the urban development, however, there are many ways in which sustainable development can reduce the impact of these urbanization problems. “Sustainable development seeks to improve the quality of human life without undermining the quality of our natural environment” (Adams, W.M. 1999). Actually, sustainable development can partly solve the urbanization problems, for it can reduce the impact of the problems such as traffic jam, housing shortage and severe pollution, but it is difficult to completely solve these problems in a short time....   [tags: Urban Population, Pollution]
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China in Transition - Table of Content Chapter One 3 Summary 3 1.0 Current Economic Situation of China 3 1.1 Current Policy 3 1.1.1 One Child policy 3 1.1.2 Urbanization 4 1.3 Exports 5 Chapter Two 6 The analysis of the process for China in transition 6 2.0 The Analysis of China Current Economic Situation 6 2.1 Urbanization 7 Source of Money 8 Price of Real Estate 8 Household Registration System 9 2.2 Exports 9 2.3 The Human Capital Analysis 10 Future discussion 11 References 12 Chapter One Summary 1.0 Current Economic Situation of China As one of the largest countries, china may attract a lot of attentions from the westerner and major countries in the Asia....   [tags: urbanization essays]
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The Important of Cities in Roman Provinces - Urbanization is defined as the “act of making urban in nature or character (Urbanization). An understanding of urbanization is central to understanding the components behind the Roman rule of Italy, and the process of bringing together different cultures. The operations, particularly of the elite, of the Roman society are essential in the understanding of urbanization as well. Cities then were not what they are today, in regards to economic assemblies. The Roman cities were as much an arena for social and political interaction, as they were for economic exchange....   [tags: Urbanization, Roman History]
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Wendell Berry and Fredrick Turner's Views on Human Relationships with Nature - Wendell Berry and Fredrick Turner’s Views on Human Relationships with Nature Many of the readings that we have studied in class have discussed the idea of human beings and our relationships with nature. The different authors we’ve studied and the works we’ve analyzed share different views of this relationship – a very interesting aspect to study. Human relationships with nature are truly timeless – nature can have the same effects on humans now as it did millions of years ago. Two of the works in particular which offered differing views on this relationship were “Entrance to the Woods” by Wendell Berry and “The Invented Landscape” by Frederick Turner....   [tags: urbanization, contemporary literature]
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Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science - Systematic Learning for Sustainability Science: A Framework for Practice I. Introduction The urgency of global problems including growing income inequality, climate change, threats to water security, loss of species and the intensification of urbanization suggest that the aspirations for sustainable development that were laid out in the late 1980s and early 1990s have largely not been met (Röckstrom et al. 2009; Gross, 2012). Failures in conventional science to address these pressing problems and better serve society have led to calls for practicing a different kind of science (Lubchenko, 1998; Gallopin et al....   [tags: urbanization, climate change, ]
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Food Security in the Developed and the Developing World - In 2020, a massive problem known as food shortage will show up, this will in turn affect food security (Metro, 2011). Food security defined as “Everybody having a sufficient access to food for a healthy diet and efficiently not having anxiety about where their next meal is coming from.” (Global Food Security A, ND). Over the last decade, food crisis has become a real issue facing the world. In fact, world population is expected to rise by 15% by 2050(Global Food Security A, ND). This will negatively affect food security....   [tags: Urbanization]
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How Urbanization Led to the Development of New Forms of Political and Social Organizsations in the Middel Ages - Urbanization in the Middle Ages led to the development of new forms of political and social organisations. Do you agree with this contention. Discuss in relation to communes and guilds. The urbanization that occurred during the Middle Ages, particularly in the low countries of Europe and northern Italy during the eleventh and twelfth centuries brought together large numbers of people in close proximity, fostering communal bonds which manifested themselves in the development of the medieval commune and the merchant and craft guilds....   [tags: history, sociology, medieval Europe]
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New Urbanism: A Step Forward - After the end of the Second World War American cities saw the development of suburban communities. These large planned communities moved a large number of people from the dense urban areas and spread them out on the outskirts of that same city. As the people moved away from the city the business followed as well. The distances that these communities are from the city is dependent on how long people are willing to travel for and by how efficiently an automobile can move individuals from one place to another....   [tags: Urbanization]
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The First Industrial Revolution - Part A. The two most significant social consequences of the First Industrial Revolution (c. 1780-1850) are urbanization and child labor. Because people moved from rural areas into cities, the living conditions changed for the worse and with the invention of the steam-operated power loom in 1785, children were able to operate this simple machine and produce textiles for the exploding population ("Begins," n.d.). The Industrial Revolution began as the development of iron making and the use of refined coal triggered the invention of machine-based manufacturing of textiles ("Industrial Revolution," n.d.)....   [tags: Urbanization, Child Labor]
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Christians and Environmental Stewardship - Christians, the world over, have been given the important task of stewardship of God’s creation. The problem is, Christians and non-Christians alike have become so driven to make money that concern for the earth and it’s well-being have fallen by the wayside. As Rich Deem states, “As Christians, we should be doing everything Jesus commanded, including taking care of our families and all the resources He has given to us.” (Deem, 2009) This phenomenon has been going on since the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Resource Depletion, Urbanization]
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Urban Planning - In a contemporary era the ideal project goes from the design of a spoon to a city. The indissoluble link between every component of the city and the city itself it is now clear and studied. You cannot add another actor to a play without changing the plot. All the elements are mingled to each other as the people are mingled to them. The attention of people needs and habits has to mould the each project of every scale. The interesting difference between a limited architectural project and one in an urban scale is the triple interaction between the architect, the client and the multiple users....   [tags: Architecture, urbanization]
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Ethnic Migrant Workers - Discussion and Analysis Urbanization and migration are responses to globalization, and globalization further acerbates urbanization and migration (Guo & Zhang, 2010). These processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown....   [tags: Urbanization, Mmigration, Globalization]
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Urban City Stereotypes - Stereotypes of urban cities commonly reflect the portrayal of minorities which they are seen as poor and criminals in comparison to the middle and upper Caucasian class. Such stereotypes are an effect of environmental racism. However, to divert from the spread of negative and racist stereotypes, the local government must reflect a better city. In this paper, I am going to explain the benefits of new regionalism in relation to urban cities and minorities. Having influence from Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield, minorities need attention from their local government to better their lives....   [tags: Urbanization] 1905 words
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American Urbanization - With the population of America growing exponentially during the 19th century, migration from the country to the city became increasingly popular. As more and more people called the city their “home”, a Pandora’s Box of problems arose. Everything from overcrowded housing to unsanitary living conditions plagued the cities with new diseases during this time. To warn the people of these problems, author’s such as Washington Irving, Walt Whitman and Edgar Allen Poe helped make Americans more conscious about moving to the city....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1178 words
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Urbanization-Subdivisions and Suburbs - Growing up in Northern Toronto, it had never occurred to me that the neighbourhood I was living in was planned long before my neighbors or I decided to move and build this a community. As I grew older and I started to notice new “areas” being built I noticed that from afar those hundreds of houses were being built and organized in preparation for hundreds of families. Personally, I am interested in the development of subdivisions and the suburbs due to my family owning a property around the area of Lake Simcoe....   [tags: modern suburbs, communities]
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The Comparisons Between Two Innovative Urbanizations; Mesoamerica and Sumer - Sumer and Mesoamerica are primitive urbanizations that have independently developed in their religion, architecture, government, ect. and it makes each one unique. From the Tigris and Euphrates River in 3500 B.C.E., the place of Sumer had begun and has developed to what we know today as Iraq. Also, the place of Mexico, which begun along the Gulf Coast of Mexico in 3000 B.C.E. Both of these primary urbanizations are important to the world around us because it explains why and how the places interact the way they do now, in the present....   [tags: World History]
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Beautiful Ravenswood - Beautiful Ravenswood Enabling roads Grand River Ave. retraces one of the seven or eight significant Indian trials that led to De’troit as the French called it, the city on the straits. It travels ZZZ miles from the City center through the Northwestern suburbs towards Brighton, Howell and ultimately parallels the Grand River before it flows through Michigan’s state Capital of Lansing. By the 1840’s The Old Grand River Indian trail was but a muddy, mucky pair of ruts that was often impassable for months out of the year....   [tags: Urbanization] 1145 words
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Modern Metropolis - Changes shape life, sometimes they make it better, and sometimes they just let it be more intense. People definitely need a good dose of courage to change, especially when an innovation modifies permanently their lives. However, nowadays one can profit by many opportunities in every field, and this, perhaps, make changes inevitable. As an example for that, people can choose between a vast panorama of places where they would like to live and relocate their lives. According to Penelope Trunk’s experience, “Three years ago, I made a decision to move from New York City to Madison, WI based purely on research....   [tags: Urbanization]
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Urban Population, Megacities, and Motivation - Urban Population, Megacities, and Motivation The social phenomenon of urbanization and emergence of megacities in the world’s inhabitation pattern is proved to be an effect that co-exists with human. The biggest launch of the early centuries was caused by the Industrial Revolution and in the latest years, Globalization, established a new basis to the issue. It has been observed to have had a most rapid growing rate in the 20th century due to mainly internal migration of native people from rural areas to cities, that in combination with the global growing birth rate and technology revolution has brought this effect to the proscenium of more economically developed countries and developing cou...   [tags: Urbanization Housing Big Cities Economy Essays] 805 words
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Water Is Irreplaceable - Every language has a word for water; no living thing exists without water. It soothes the spirit, sustains the body, and its beauty inspires art and music. Employed by cultures around the world in rituals and ceremonies, water bathes us from birth to death. Water is essential to life as we know it. And as it cycles from the air to the land to the sea and back again, water shapes our planet—and nearly every aspect of our lives (AMND). Its force and abundance are the backdrop of our lives....   [tags: Water, urbanization, crisis]
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Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall - Tearing Down a City to Build a Shopping Mall I exited US Highway 101 South at Madonna Road, squinting into the sun through the windshield of a friends borrowed truck. As I neared the Central Coast Plaza that includes Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers, I wondered what was to become of the Dalidio farmland, just south of the shopping center. 130acres of farmland sit just ten yards from the center, separated only by the newly paved Dalidio Road. I thought about how neat it is that we can have agriculture in such close proximity to large scale retail and both can prosper....   [tags: Urbanization Argumentative Papers]
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The High Price of Urban Sprawl - Urban sprawl is a social pattern describing the way cities continue to grow outward uncontrollably. People who do not want to live in an urban atmosphere often seek refuge in suburban areas that have access to metropolitan areas. As more people follow this trend the suburban areas slowly become developed and new areas must be sought for people to inhabit. This leaves some city workers commuting in trains, cars, or even buses for hours. Urban sprawl is not the luxury that it seems to be but actually a social pattern with a great deal of costs....   [tags: Urbanization Urban Essays]
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Keep San Luis Obispo Unique - Keep San Luis Obispo Unique When I began looking at colleges two years ago, I was attracted to Cal Poly in large part due to San Luis Obispo’s unique small town charm. The downtown area boasts distinctive shops and restaurants, a treat for any visitor. This is coupled with majestic mountains and lush agricultural land to create a stunning city contrasting in size and facade to other California cities such as San Francisco and Santa Maria. I recall mentioning to my future roommate over the summer that I hoped San Luis Obispo would never become too developed....   [tags: Urbanization Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 1336 words
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The Great Levittown Impact - The Great Levittown Impact The third listing for the definition of sprawl in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is as follows: “to spread or develop irregularly”. Unfortunately, this is the pattern, or lack thereof, with which America’s development is following. Every single day the world population rises, and these new babies have to live somewhere. Due to the fact that the birth rate is larger than that of the death rate in America (http://www.bartleby.com/151/a24.html), new homes and communities must be developed to accommodate all of the incoming people....   [tags: Urban Sprawl Urbanization Essays]
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Flower Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay - My static image is on the poem ‘Flower-Fed Buffaloes’ written by Vachel Lindsay. Urbanisation is one of the dominant and important themes, which is supported by the idea of nature and man. Therefore, my static image is based on this theme. Urbanisation is the process associated with the development of civilisation and technology in a rural area, in which is shown in this poem. ‘Flower-Fed Buffaloes’ is about the rapid extinction and disappearance of not only the buffaloes in America, but also Native American tribes, as a result of urbanisation (shown in the poem through objects like locomotives)....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Native American] 1051 words
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Life in a Modern Metropolis - One of the mainly electrifying essentials of contemporary period is the urbanisation of the globe. For sociological reasons a city is a comparatively great, crowded and lastingly community of diverse people. In metropolitan areas urban sociology is the sociological research of life, human interaction and their role in the development of society. Modern urban sociology creates from the work of sociologists such as Max Weber and Georg Simmel who put forward the economic, social and intellectual development of urbanisation and its consequences....   [tags: Modern urban sociology]
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Planning Community for Halstead - I am an independent planning advisor commissioned by the Sevenoaks District Council to provide recommendations for the future development of Halstead. This report will take into account not only the local issues but also the wider context of housing and development in the UK. Halstead is located 14 miles from London within its Green Belt. It has good communications, both rail and road, and is 28 minutes away from Gatwick Airport. Due to the current shortage of housing in the UK, there is a lot of pressure on the south east of England, especially places around London, to build housing as well as industry....   [tags: Community] 2375 words
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Places as a Source of Inclusion and Exclusion for Specific Communities - Identities exist in every social sphere of our society; they vary according to sex, race, nationality, race or ethnicity, and are formed through relations of individuals and groups in different places. However, there are tensions within these, thus reinforcing or challenging inequalities. They are also a subject of a changing social context, and their inclusiveness and exclusiveness contribute to a making of society. This essay will look at places where social interactions happen, and relate them to identities of people....   [tags: relationships, communities, neighborhoods]
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England in The 14th Century: The Most Significant Social Changes - ... In the early part of the fourteenth century, prior to the advent of the disease, women were in general confined to the home, with very little hope of formal employment. However, this marginal economic status of women was turned on its head by the Black Death. The population decrease caused by this left the potential labour force was greatly diminished, thus leading to a complete change in the interaction between the supply and demand for labour. Due to this, woman began to be absorbed into town much more readily than they had been previously, for employers had far fewer options, where they were then given access to paid employment in a number of industries....   [tags: social changes, black death, bubonic plague] 1045 words
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From An Ontic Community To The Age Of Mobilisation - Charles Taylor’s argument is based on the theory of secularisation which assumes three premises. First, there is the ground floor which holds the empirical premise according to which there is a retreat of traditional religion. By traditional religion, Taylor means an enchanted world where there is a clear distinction between the sacred and the profane. The traditional religion is characterised by an ontic, hierarchical community who believes in a greater order where everything has its own place....   [tags: Charles Taylor, Theory of Se] 1025 words
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To Investigate The Urban Heat Island Of Guangzhou - ... Guangzhou has a total area of 7,434km2 and over half (3,843km2) is urban (Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou, 2012). Studying such a large city will give me a lot of variance between rural and urban areas and much to contrast in terms of land use. Zhujiang New Town is the current central business district (CBD) of Guangzhou and which I will call the urban core. Zhujiang New Town includes many landmark buildings such as: Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou New Library, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Customs Office, Guangzhou International Finance Centre, and the Canton Tower....   [tags: Southern China, Air Temperature, Climate]
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The Land Use Patterns Typical of a Sub-Urbanized Village in the U.K. and the Way in Which the Patterns are Changing - The Land Use Patterns Typical of a Sub-Urbanized Village in the U.K. and the Way in Which the Patterns are Changing Suburbanisation is the increased movement of people, services and industries from the centres and inner urban areas outwards, towards and onto the edges of the built-up area taking over land that was previously rural. A suburbanised village has grown as a result of being populated by those who have moved out of urban areas. As this occurs in villages in the UK so the conversions of old barns and shops takes place....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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