Definition: The movement out of cities to the surrounding areas in many MEDCs.
Five Reasons for Counter-Urbanisation
- Growth in transport and communications mean people no longer need to live near where they work. Motorways and increased car ownership have led to commuting. The growth of IT (faxes, e-mail, video conferencing) means people can work from home
- Government policies can encourage movement out of cities
- New business parks on out of town greenfield sites mean people no longer have to travel to city centres to work and prefer to live on the outskirts to be nearer…