Recent Examples of urbanization from the Web
Admittedly, this data includes the statistical artifact of Madison County having been recently included in the Indianapolis metropolitan area designation, but the underlying story is one of accelerating urbanization in just a few places.
Party officials believe that urbanization will raise the country’s standard of living, thus boosting domestic consumption and rebalancing China’s export-reliant economy.
With continuing rapid urbanization, there will be an argument for building up.
Texas' coastal waterfowl habitat continues to shrink with urbanization, declines in rice agriculture and other land-use changes, making the region able to support fewer wintering waterfowl.
Expecting that the Louisiana Purchase would spur urban expansion, Marigny had his parcel subdivided for urbanization in 1805, hiring French engineer Nicolas de Finiels to design a plat.
The Alabama sites are among 25 cultural heritage sites -- that present compelling conservation opportunities or face daunting threats, such as human conflict, natural disaster and rapid urbanization --included on the 2018 Watch List.
Rapid immigration, urbanization, and industrialization fueled anxieties about shifting social and gender norms.
The two trends are related, scientists conclude, as urbanization and widespread use of chemicals such as road salt do serious damage.
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Did You Know?
The word urbanization started appearing in print way back in the 1880s, which says something about the growth of American cities. The expansion of Los Angeles was an early example of uncontrolled urbanization. Urbanization is often seen as a negative trend, with bad effects on quality of life and the environment. But apartments require much less heat than houses, and commuting by mass transit rather than cars can reduce pollution and energy use, and cities offer improved opportunities for jobs (and often for education and housing as well), so city growth doesn't make everyone unhappy.
First Known Use of urbanization
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Definition of urbanization for English Language Learners
: the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more and more people begin living and working in central areas
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