Presentation on theme: "Changing Urban Environments Why are the world’s cities growing so fast? How are cities changing? Are cities in the poorer countries of the world places."— Presentation transcript:
Changing Urban Environments Why are the world’s cities growing so fast? How are cities changing? Are cities in the poorer countries of the world places of hope or despair? How can urban living be made more sustainable?
Definitions Urban and rural What makes a settlement rural or urban? Urban growth Are rich countries or poor countries more urban? (evidence) Urbanisation
Urbanisation is a global phenomenon How does the rate of urbanisation in rich countries compare to that of poor countries? Why does urban growth occur? Why does urbanisation occur?
Defintions What are “megacities”? What are conurbations? What is a “millionaire” city? What do you notice about the number of very large urban areas in rich countries compared to poorer countries?
Urbanisation in richer countries Started in the 19 th century The time of the Industrial Revolution Factories needed people People moved from the countryside and from overseas looking for work in the factories As more and more people arrived more houses and services were provided and towns grew. Have a look at Middlesbrough’s population growth.
Urbanisation in poorer countries What do you know about the rate of natural increase in poorer countries? What do you know about the overall level of development in rural areas of many poorer countries? What do you know about migration in poorer countries? When did the rapid urban growth begin in the poorer countries?