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• Urban geography seeks to explain the distribution of towns and cities
and the socio-spatial similarities and contrasts that exist between
and within them.
Cities contain areas of residential space, transportation lines,
economic activities, service infastructure, commercial areas and
• Cities also exhibit common problems to vary degrees, including
inadequate housing, econimic decline, poverty, ill health, social
polarization, traffic congestion and environmental pollution.
← Global Trigger Factors
• The Economy
o Economy forces are regarded as the dominant influence on
o Changes which are integral to economic change also influence
the pattern of urban growth and change.
o Are among the most direct influences on urbanization and
o Cities reflect on the political ideology for their society
o Macro-scale social changes can have a significant impact on
the character of towns and cities
Embraces social difference and celebrates variation in urban
environments, whether expressed in architectural or social
• The Environment o Impacts of environmental change on patterns of urbanization
and urban change are seen at a number of geographic scales.
• A term used to describe a complex of related process that has served
to increase the interconnectedness of social life in the modern world.
o Economic globalisation: seen in arrangements for production,
exchanges, distribution and consumption of goods and
o Political globalization: seen in arrangements for concentrat