Urban Population Growth and Compact Development


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Which of the following terms describes illegal settlements in cities that are created when people move onto unoccupied land and build their own houses or shacks?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a result of the increased abundance of cars in cities?

2. What is urbanization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are problems associated with city growth, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of them. You will also need to know about urbanization to be successful on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be prepared to answer questions about:

  • Problems associated with the growing size of the human population of the city
  • Definition of urbanization
  • Ways compact development makes cities more livable
  • Result(s) of increased number of cars in cities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human population growth in cities
  • Making connections- use understanding of the concept of human population growth and inadequate housing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define urbanization and recognize the term or phrase for illegal city settlements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the result(s) of more cars in cities

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about the problems and solutions for the increase in urban population growth, review the corresponding lesson titled Urban Population Growth and Compact Development. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identifies the problem with urbanization
  • Presents city population statistics and predictions dating from the mid-1800s through 2050
  • Describes the problem of insufficient sewage systems
  • Explains compact development and its benefits