Changing Urban Environments-Urbanisation

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Where is urbanisation happening fastest?
In poorer countires
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What is urbanisation?
The growth in the proportion of a country's population living in urban areas.
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How much of the worlds population is living in urban areas?
More than 50% of the world's population are currently living in urban areas (3.4 billion people)
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Is the amount of people living in urban areas increasing or decreasing?
Increasing
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What percentage of the UK's population live in urban areas?
More than 80% of the UK's population live in urban areas.
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What percentage of Bangladesh's population live in urban areas?
Around 25% of Banglasdesh's population live in urban areas.
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Where is most urbanisation happening and what is happening?
Most urbanisation in the world today is happening in poorer countries and it is going at a fast pace.
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What is urbanisation caused by?
Rural-urban migration
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What is rural-urban migration?
The movement of people from the countryside to the cities.
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Where does rural-urban migration cause urbanisation to take place?
In richer and poorer countries.
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Name a reason why people in poorer countries move from rural areas to cities.
More jobs in urban areas. Industry is attracted to cities as of a larger workforce and better infrastructure than in rural areas.
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Name another reason why people in poorer countries move from rural areas to cities.
Often a shortage of services. People from rural areas believe the standard of living is better in the cities.
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Name a reason why people in richer countries move from rural areas to cities.
Redevelopment in the city areas.
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Name another reason why people in richer countries move from rural areas to cities.
People moved from farms to towns for work.
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What generation of people usually move to cities and why?
Young people move to cities to find work.
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Why does the proportion of the population living in urban areas increase?
People who live in the cities have children.
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What is another reason why the population living in urban areas increase?
Better healthecare in urban areas means people live longer.
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