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Name a City in America with a lot of Urbanization.

One of your answers could have been: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Washington DC and New York.


What is "Urbanization"?

Urbanization is a population shift from rural to urban areas. Basically, People moving from smaller towns/villages into Big cities.


Give some Advantages/Disadvantages to Urbanization.

Poorer countries receive more urbanization as people come from rural areas and come to the cities looking for jobs. Cities in China is a very good example of this.


As of 2008, How much of the World's population live in an Urban Area?

Half the World's population lived in Urban areas by 2008 according to the United Nations.


What is the world's biggest Metropolis?

Tokyo, Japan.