why do we get urban change?

the reasons for urban growth and urban decline (decay)

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urban growth

  • access to new resources
  • opening up new markets
  • local enterprise
  • TNC investment
  • Government support
  • high rates of natural increase
  • favourable image and popular perception
  • rural to urban migration
  • globalisation
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urban decline (decay)

  • natural disaster
  • change in physical geography
  • exhaustion of local resources
  • de-industrialisation
  • loss of investment and confidence in an area
  • political and civil unrest
  • poor image
  • urban to rural migration
  • fall in natural increase
  • globalisation- increased competition
  • immigration leading to segregation
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