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University of Toronto Scarborough
Charles H

Chapter 4: Contemporary Urbanization & Environmental Dynamics -the first urban revolution began over 6,000 years ago with the first cities in Mesopotamia -these new cities were reflections of concentrated social power -the first urban revolution, independently experienced in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, was a new way of living in the world -the second urban revolution began in the 18 century with the linkage between urbanization and industrialization th -we are now in the third urban revolution which began in the mid 20 century -the third urban revolution has increased urban populations, development of megacities and the growth of giant metropolitan regions -services have become the cutting-edge of rapid urban economic development -urban landscapes are revalorized and devalorized at an often bewildering pace -there were major environmental resonances of this dramatic shift Urban Dynamics -the first trend is that the world have become increasingly urban -there has been a major demographic and social shift with important consequences for environmental quality -currently s of global population growth occurs in the urban areas of developing countries -significant amounts of development loans and funds ending up concentrated in urban areas -development projects that were focused in cities included water and sanitation systems, electrical systems, and the buildings of roads -the net result was the encouragement of massive rural to urban migration -in many developing cities, the population growth often exceeded the formal coping capacity of the city www.notesolution.com
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