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Ch 9: Urbanization

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you learn about community growth, safe waste disposal, current patterns of urbanization, and more. These lessons and quizzes on urbanization can assist you with preparing for an exam or getting caught up on missed class time.

Urbanization - Chapter Summary

These self-paced lessons on urbanization cover topics ranging from the environmental consequences of suburban sprawl to strategies for minimizing the effects of urban population growth. The rise of urban societies is another subject covered by these lessons. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List historical and modern trends related to cities
  • Recall issues associated with urban population growth
  • Discuss the consequences of urban land development
  • Explain how urbanization can lead to social and economic problems
  • Detail how developing secondary cities can counter urban migration
  • Describe the impact of sustainability on urban environments
  • List safe methods of treating and disposing of waste
  • Recount the role of private enterprises on managing the urban environment

All of the video lessons include a full written transcript in case you prefer text-based learning, and every lesson is accompanied by a quiz that you can use as a study tool. From the Dashboard, you can track your course progress or send a question to an instructor if you get stuck on a topic.

5 Lessons in Chapter 9: Urbanization
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

1. The Rise of Urban Societies & Current Patterns of Urbanization

People live in many different places: cities, suburbs, and the country. In this lesson, we'll look at historical and modern trends having to do with cities, including how the Industrial Revolution and urban renewal programs impacted urban populations.

Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

2. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.

Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

3. Urban Land Development and Suburban Sprawl: Environmental Consequences

In the past, most people lived in rural areas. There has been a shift in recent years towards urban and suburban living. Not only has this shift changed where more people reside, it has also had many environmental consequences.

Impact of Sustainability & Environmental Improvement on Urban Environments

4. Impact of Sustainability & Environmental Improvement on Urban Environments

While some of us love and thrive in the big city lights, some of us prefer the slower pace of the suburbs or country. Recently however, improvements to urban environments have made city living not only healthier but also more enjoyable.

Safe Waste Disposal & Treatment Methods

5. Safe Waste Disposal & Treatment Methods

This lesson will give you an insight into some of the ways in which waste can be safely disposed of and treated. You'll learn the concepts of segregation, drainage, and the basics of how sewage treatment plants work.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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