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Urbanisation

The increase in the percentage of people living in towns and cities, causing them to grow.

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Megacity

A very large city with a population of over 10 Million people.

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Primate City

The largest city in the country which dominates it's economy, politics and often infrastructure.

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Socio economic process

Change which is related to people and jobs, money or trade.

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Formal Employment

Jobs where people work for regular pay, have employment rights and pay taxes.

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Informal Employment

Unofficial work, often without regular pay, have employment rights (or payment of taxes).

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Clarke Fisher Model

A model that shows change in employment structure through time.

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Deprivation

The damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.

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Deindustrialisation

The decline of industrial activity in a region or economy.

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Suburbanisation

The outward spread of the built up area, often at a low density, compared with the older parts of the town.

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CBD

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.

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Site

The actual location of a settlement on the earth, composed of the physical characteristics of the landscape specific to the area.

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Situation

The location of a plate relative to its surroundings and other places.

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Slum

A run down and often overcrowded urban area with poor quality housing and services.

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Sustainable city

A city that provides a good quality of life for all its residents without using up resources in a way that means future city residents will have to accept a lower quality of life.