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Urbanisation Menu
What is Urbanisation?

What causes urbanisation?
Million Cities
Urban Problems in MEDCs
Case Study - Inner City Redevelopment - London's Docklands
Urban Problems in LEDCs
Case Study - Rio de Janerio
Case Study - Favela
Self Help Schemes

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A view of Rio de Janeiro

Urbanisation first occurred in MEDCs during the industrial revolution. People were attracted to urban areas (pulled) from rural areas to work in factories. They were also pushed as developments in technology led to mechanisation on farms.

Nowadays, the rate of urbanisation in LEDCs is greater than in MEDCs. As LEDCs are developing more people are migrating to urban areas.

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