the proportionate rise in the number of people living in cities in comparison to the number living in rural areas.
Growth in the proportion of a population living in urban areas. Source: PRB
The process by which an increasing proportion of a population lives in cities rather than in rural areas.
the process of transforming natural areas or agricultural areas into cities.
Taking the characteristics of a city.
a process in which there is an increase in the percentage of people living/working in urban places as compared to rural places.
the change of a landscape from a country to city setting
a condition in which rural people, forced off their land usually by landowners who wish to produce cash crops, flock to the cities looking for work
The concentration of development in relatively small areas (cities and suburbs). The U.S. Census Bureau defines "urban" as areas with densities of people greater than 1.5 people per acre.
The process whereby more people live and work in cities.
The movement of a population from rural to urban areas.
the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
Migration of people from rural to urban areas - this can lead to overpopulation and unemployment in urban areas.
the process by which a country's population changes from primarily rural to urban. It is caused by the migration of people from the country side to the city in search of better jobs and living conditions.
The long-term but increasingly intensifying shift of human populations from the country to the city. It is a process that has contributed significantly to the reduction of open spaces available for recreation as land was expropriated for the building of industrial infrastructure. As fields disappeared with no new playgrounds to replace them, it became harder to find places to hold outdoor sports, festivals, and other forms of public gathering, which shaped the development of popular culture in significant ways.
The gradual shift of a population from rural (country) living to city life.
MS = The process whereby a society changes from a rural to an urban way of life. It refers also to the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas. AN = specify geog if pertinent UI = D014507
transforming countryside into a part of the city; developing urban or dense populations in once-rural areas.
The massive shift of a nation's peoples from rural, agrarian communities to large urban areas, usually as a result of industrialization.
the conversion of land from a natural state or managed natural state (such as agriculture) to cities
Changing land use from rural characteristics to urban (city-like) characteristics.
An increasing concentration of the population in cities and a transformation of land use to an urban pattern of organization.
in general, the historical process describing the growth of towns in modern society, implying a change in the socio-economic and demographic structure of a population, an urban way of life and new settlement.
growth of cities; includes the shifting of the population from rural to urban areas
the growth of the city into rural areas
Urbanization or urbanisation is the increase over time in the population of cities in relation to the region's rural population. Urbanization has effects on the ecology of a region and on its economy. Urban sociology also observes that people's psychology and lifestyles change in an urban environment.