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World Urbanization today:

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

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.

the functional dominance of cities within an urban system.

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.

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.



Questions about the video on Sao Paulo, Brazil.