World Cities Key Words

The expansion of a metropolitan or suburbans are into the surrounding environment
Urban Growth
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The increase in the proportion of people living in towns and cities
Urbanisation
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An extended town are consisting of the built-up area of a central place and any suburbs linked by a continuous urban area
Agglomeration
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An urban area with a population of over one million people
Millionaire City
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An urban area with a population of over ten million people, and a population density usually over 2000 person/km^2
Mega City
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An urban area which is known for its role and influence in finance, trade, business, politics, culture, information gathering and diffusion, publishing and mass media, and all associated activities
World City
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The movement ofpeople from large urbanised areas to small urban areas of rural areas
Counter-urbanisation
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The movement of people and activity back into the city
Re-urbanisation
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The movement of people from the inner city to the outer city or suburbs, causing the urban area to grow in size
Suburbanisation
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The deterioration of the city, often accompanied with a reduction in population size, decreasing economic activity and unemployment
Urban Decline
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The process of a city deteriorating, into disrepair and collapse
Urban Decay
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When the standard of living reaches below that typical 20th century standard, causing hardship and suffering
Urban Deprivation
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A regeneration scheme in which property and land is acquired by agreement or compulsory purchase for redevelopment
Property-led
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A regeneration scheme in which several investors/interested parties work together to redevelop an area
Partnerships
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A regeneration scheme in which improvements are as a direct result of a major sporting event or team
Sports-led
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A process by which older, often rundown housing areas become desirable once again after individuals have upgraded them
Gentrification
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The clustering of shops of similar types (eg clothes) in a single location
Cumulative attraction
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The clustering of non-related shops/services near offices/industry
Linkage
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The increase in the proportion of people living in towns and cities

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Urbanisation

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An extended town are consisting of the built-up area of a central place and any suburbs linked by a continuous urban area

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Card 4

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An urban area with a population of over one million people

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An urban area with a population of over ten million people, and a population density usually over 2000 person/km^2

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