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Urbanization

The process of transition from a more rural to a more urban society.

(United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2007). State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential Growth. New York: UNFPA. Retrieved on July 3, 2008, from
http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/695_filename_sowp2007_eng.pdf.))

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Urbanization refers to the process of transition from a rural to a more urban society. Statistically, urbanization reflects an increasing proportion of the population living in settlements defined as urban, primarily through net rural to urban migration. The level of urbanization is the percentage of the total population living in towns and cities while the rate of urbanization is the rate at which it grows.

The process of urbanization is sometimes referred to as an "urban transition."
     
Urbanization

The process of transition from a more rural to a more urban society.

(United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2007). State of World Population 2007: Unleashing the Potential Growth. New York: UNFPA. Retrieved on July 3, 2008, from
http://www.unfpa.org/upload/lib_pub_file/695_filename_sowp2007_eng.pdf.))

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Urbanization refers to the process of transition from a rural to a more urban society. Statistically, urbanization reflects an increasing proportion of the population living in settlements defined as urban, primarily through net rural to urban migration. The level of urbanization is the percentage of the total population living in towns and cities while the rate of urbanization is the rate at which it grows.

The process of urbanization is sometimes referred to as an "urban transition."

Approved for glossaryposting by Ben Eisen on March 20, 2011


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