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URBANIZATION

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French Equivalent: Urbanisation

Definition:
Urbanization:

1. increase in the proportion of a population living in urban areas;

2. process by which a large number of people becomes permanently concentrated in relatively small areas, forming cities.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, March 17, 2003