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    • urbanisation
      • the increase in the percentage of people living in towns and cities
    • agenda 21
      • programme run by the united nations related to sustainable development  it is an action plan to be taken globally , nationally and locally by organisations of the UN, governments and major groups in every area in which humans impact on the environment
    • megalopolis
      • is a very larger urban area that contains several metropolitan centres
    • deindustrialisation
      • is the decline in manufacturing industry, and the growth in tertiary and Quaternary industry
    • Ethnic enclave
      • is part of a city in which the population is mainly from one ethnic group , often with its own religious beliefs and places of worship, together with shops and community centres
    • Hyper-urbanisation
      • where the increase in the urban population is happening so rapidly that the city cannot cope with the needs of the people
    • ecological footprint
      • a measure of the amount of land and water that a population needs in order to produce the resources that it consume s, and to absorb its waste , with existing technology
    • Sustainable development
      • the development that meets the needs of the present without compromisingthe ability of future generations to meet their own needs


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