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What is Urbanization? - Definition & Examples

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According to the U.N., in what year did the percentage of the world's population living in urban areas surpass 50%?

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1. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in what time period did the percentage of the country's population living in urban areas surpass 50%?

2. What percentage of the total land area of the U.S. is classified as urban?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and lesson cover urbanization's focus on demographic shifts and land development. In addition to specific cases of urbanization, there are examples of how trends are tracked and reported.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The topics you'll be quizzed on as part of this assessment include the following:

  • Urbanization milestones
  • World trends
  • China's urban growth
  • Assessments of urbanization

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access and use the knowledge you've gained on urbanization
  • Interpreting information - show you can read an overview of urbanization and understand the main concepts
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to describe current world trends in urbanization

Additional Learning

The lesson What is Urbanization? : Definition & Examples is a comprehensive review that covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the concept of urbanization
  • Describe how urbanization affected the city of London
  • Compare urbanization trends in different countries
  • Understand the relationship between land development and population growth
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