Flashcards in Challenges of an Urbanising World Deck (15):
The increase in the percentage of people living in towns and cities, causing them to grow.
A very large city with a population of over 10 Million people.
The largest city in the country which dominates it's economy, politics and often infrastructure.
Socio economic process
Change which is related to people and jobs, money or trade.
Jobs where people work for regular pay, have employment rights and pay taxes.
Unofficial work, often without regular pay, have employment rights (or payment of taxes).
Clarke Fisher Model
A model that shows change in employment structure through time.
The damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
The decline of industrial activity in a region or economy.
The outward spread of the built up area, often at a low density, compared with the older parts of the town.
Central Business District; The central area of a city, where land use is dominated by department stores, specialist and variety goods stores, offices, cinemas, theatres and hotels.
The actual location of a settlement on the earth, composed of the physical characteristics of the landscape specific to the area.
The location of a plate relative to its surroundings and other places.
A run down and often overcrowded urban area with poor quality housing and services.