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Chapter 9 Part 1  Urban : The buildup of the city and surrounding suburbs  Urbanization : Movement of people from rural to urban areas.

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2 Chapter 9 Part 1

3  Urban : The buildup of the city and surrounding suburbs  Urbanization : Movement of people from rural to urban areas

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7  Agricultural villages  10,000 years ago  The first urban revolution:  Agricultural surplus  Social stratification (leadership class)

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9  Mesopotamia, 3500 BCE  Nile River Valley, 3200 BCE  Indus River Valley, 2200 BCE  Huang He and Wei River Valleys, 1500 BCE  Mesoamerica, 200 BCE

10  Greek cities (by 500 BCE)  Greeks highly urbanized – 500 cities and towns on the mainland and on islands – Acropolis (buildings on a height of land) and an agora (open public space) in each city

11  Roman cities – A system of cities and small towns, linked together by hundreds of miles of roads and sea routes – Forum: acropolis and agora combined – Extreme wealth and extreme poverty

12 Roman Empire

13  Europe  Middle Ages (500–1300)  Little urban growth, even decline  Asia ( _  Centers along the Silk Road  Urban growth in Korea, Japan  West Africa  The Americas

14  Movement to cities 1. Second agricultural revolution 2.Industrialization


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