World Cities Definitions

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Urbanisation
The growth in the proportion of a country’s population that lives in urban areas opposed to rural areas. Also describes the actual process of moving from rural to urban areas.
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Suburbanisation
Process of population movement from central areas of cities to the outskirts, often engulfing surrounding villages/rural areas.
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Counter-Urbanisation
The migration of people from major urban areas to smaller towns, villages and rural areas. Often called ‘Leap frogging’ the greenbelt.
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Re-Urbanisation
The movement of people back into urban areas, particularly the inner city or CBD. People want to move in because there are better job opportunities closer to the city with better services; reduces commuting times as inner city high paid jobs can have
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Urban Decline
A process whereby a previously functioning city (or part of a city) falls into disrepair and decay. It may feature deindustrialization, depopulation, economic restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political
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Urban Regeneration
Urban renewal is a program of land redevelopment in areas of moderate to high density urban land use. May involve relocation of businesses, the demolition of structures, and the relocation of people
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Gentrification
Gentrification is a term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district's character and culture. The term is often used negatively, suggesting th
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Millionaire City
Cities with more than 1 million people. E.g. London, Paris, Berlin.
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Mega City
Cities with more than 10 million people. E.g. Moscow, Mumbai, Istanbul.
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World City
Cities which have a global influence due to the financial, cultural and political input. E.g. New York, London and Tokyo.
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Process of population movement from central areas of cities to the outskirts, often engulfing surrounding villages/rural areas.

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Suburbanisation

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The migration of people from major urban areas to smaller towns, villages and rural areas. Often called ‘Leap frogging’ the greenbelt.

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The movement of people back into urban areas, particularly the inner city or CBD. People want to move in because there are better job opportunities closer to the city with better services; reduces commuting times as inner city high paid jobs can have

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A process whereby a previously functioning city (or part of a city) falls into disrepair and decay. It may feature deindustrialization, depopulation, economic restructuring, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, political

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