Flashcards in Challenges of an urbanising world Deck (12):
a city with at least 10 million inhabitants
Define 'world city'
a city with a dominant role in global processes
Define 'urban primacy'
the most important city in a country, which dominates the rest if the country
the region around a city
What are growth rates in megacities fuelled by ?
Define 'rural-urban migration'
when people change where they live from rural areas to urban areas
Define 'international migration'
when people move to live in another country
Define 'internal migration'
when people move from one part of a country to live somewhere else within that same country
Define 'natural increase'
the difference between the number of births and deaths in a year
Define 'formal employment'
jobs that pay taxes and provide job security and legal protection. They are hard to get in developing countries
Define 'informal employment'
jobs that are not regulated, workers don't pay taxes and are not protected by law. They are easy to get for new arrivals in a city. e.g street sellers, shoe shining