Urban Environments

Urban Environments

Urbanisation

- the proportion of people living in built environments such as towns and cities

Reasons for urbanisation

pull factors:

better jobs

better access to education

better access to services

better access to medical care

improved water supplies

sanitary conditions

improved wealth; improved food supply

higher standard of lving

push factors:

lack of employment opportunites

population growth

lack of good education

civil wars

Social opportunities in urban areas

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ethnic and cultural diversity- providing a huge mix of different religions, foods and customs. 51% of Rio's population is white, 36% is multi-racial, 12% is black, 1% asian and 0.1% amerindian.

Education- Rio has a number of universitires and higher education institutions. It is…

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