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World Urbanization today:




urbanism:
the way of life, attitudes, values, and patterns of behavior fostered by urban settings.



primacy:
condition in which the population of the largest city in an urban system is
disproportionately large in relation to the second? and third?largest cities in that system.

centrality:
the functional dominance of cities within an urban system.

megacity:
very large city characterized by both primacy and has high centrality within
its national economy.

informal sector:
economic activities that take place beyond official record, not subject
to formalized systems of regulation or remuneration.

overurbanization:
condition in which cities grow more rapidly than the jobs and
housing they can sustain.


shock city:
city that is seen as the embodiment of surprising and disturbing changes in
economic, social, and cultural life.

urban ecology:
the social and demographic composition of city districts and neighborhoods.

squatter settlements:
residential developments that take place on land that is neither owned nor rented by its occupants.


 

 

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