Study figure 1, page 114. What is the message of the cartoon?. Getting going…. The next few lessons are about urbanisation. Complete the “New Urbanisation” sheet to help identify what you already know. What is driving urbanisation?. By the end of today’s lesson you will:
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What is the message of the cartoon?
The next few lessons are about urbanisation.
Complete the “New Urbanisation” sheet to help identify what you already know.
By the end of today’s lesson you will:
Understand the global patterns of urbanisation and how this had changed over time
Know the two key reasons why cities are growing.
The increase in the proportion of a region or country’s population living in urban areas.
This may occur as a result of rural-to-urban migration and/or natural population increase in urban areas.
Urbanisation – a definition
Urbanisation, particularly in LEDCs, is caused by population growth and rural to urban migration. E.g. Bangladesh, rural to urban migration contributes to 60% of urban growth.
City Growth: territory size shows the proportion of extra people that will start living in urban areas between 2002 and 2015.
Where is urbanisation happening?
Describe what this map tells you about global patterns of city growth? 4 marks
Million cities: cities with over a million inhabitants
Megacities: cities with a population of over 10 million and with global significance (i.e. those that are well connected and “switched on”)
1900 - Europe had over half of the world’s largest cities; year 2000 – Europe had 10% of the worlds largest cities. (ref fig 3 p115)
In pairs, on mini white boards:
Describe and explain what figure 3 (page 115) shows about the global distribution of the world’s largest cities. (6)
In 100 words write a summary outlining the key learning points from this lesson/