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Cities and Urbanization II (Key Concepts and Global Variations).docx

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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1HB3
Professor
Michael Mercier
Semester
Fall

Description
Cities and Urbanization II: Key Concepts and Global Variations Process of urbanization is relatively recent (10% to 50% in the last 200 years) Urbanization is fundamentally connected to economic and social/cultural change (including industrialization) Population size matters but there are seemingly arbitrary differences (Markham vs. Richmond Hill) • Some languages do not differentiate between towns and cities (ville) Urban area is a community that is defined as being “urban” (city, town, suburb) • Demographic criteria, economic criteria 2 • Canada: population > 1000, density > 499km • More general term City is a place of a certain size function and political status. Nucleated settlement is a distinct residential and a non-residential area with CBD (Central Business District). Suburb is a specialized and peripheral area o
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