Urbanization has the potential to usher in a new era of well-being, resource efficiency and economic growth. But cities are also home to high concentrations of poverty. Nowhere is the rise of inequality clearer than in urban areas, where wealthy communities coexist alongside, and separate from, slums and informal settlements.
Jun 19, 2008 · Urbanization in China on an unprecedented scale June 19, 2008 - While China’s urbanization began almost 4,000 years ago—in fact, Neolithic villages had begun to appear in river valleys a thousand years before that—the country is now urbanizing on an unprecedented scale. By the end of the 1940s, China had 69 cities.
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Jul 03, 2017 · Rapid urbanization is making people more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new UN report that highlights diverse initiatives worldwide that are bolstering the resilience of cities, towns and villages.
For rapid urbanization to provide opportunities to all, carefully considered urban planning and good governance with effective regulatory frameworks are required. The inability of governments to provide appropriate infrastructure and public services is at the core of many urban challenges in developing countries.
Urbanization is not merely a modern phenomenon, but a rapid and historic transformation of human social roots on a global scale, whereby predominantly rural culture is being rapidly replaced by predominantly urban culture. The first major change in settlement patterns was the accumulation of hunter-gatherers into villages many thousand years ...
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