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What is a World city?
A World City is a city that is a major centre for finance, trade, business, politics, culture, science information gathering and mass media. It is one that serves the whole world and can be considered an important multinational city
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What is Urbanisation?
Urbanisation is the process of urban growth that leads to a greater percentage of the population living in towns and cities. It is the movement of people from rural areas (countryside) to urban areas (towns and cities).
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What is Suburbanisation?
Suburbanisation can be defined as the outward growth of urban development which may engulf surrounding villages and towns into a larger urban agglomeration
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What is counter-urbanisation?
Counter-urbanisation is the migration of people from major urban areas to smaller urban settlements and rural areas. It does not lead to surburban growth, but to growth in rural areas beyond the main city.
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What is Re-urbanisation?
Re-urbanisation is the movement of people into the city centre or inner city as part of urban regneration.
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What is Gentrification?
Gentrification is a process of housing improvement and is associated with a change in neighbourhood composition in which low-income groups are displaced by more affluent people, usually in professional or mangerial occupations.
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What is rural-urban migration?
The movement of people from rural to urban areas.
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What is de-centralisation?
The processes by which the retailing industry in cities moves to more spacious out-of-town locations
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What is a donut city?
A term used in the USA to describe cities where de-population of the inner core and movement of businesses away from the city centre has left behind a 'hole' or inactive city centre.
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Urbanisation is the process of urban growth that leads to a greater percentage of the population living in towns and cities. It is the movement of people from rural areas (countryside) to urban areas (towns and cities).

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What is Urbanisation?

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Suburbanisation can be defined as the outward growth of urban development which may engulf surrounding villages and towns into a larger urban agglomeration

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Counter-urbanisation is the migration of people from major urban areas to smaller urban settlements and rural areas. It does not lead to surburban growth, but to growth in rural areas beyond the main city.

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Re-urbanisation is the movement of people into the city centre or inner city as part of urban regneration.

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