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Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

Unit 4: What Makes Cities Grow?
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The objectives of Unit 4 are:
  • present the causes of urban growth
  • lay out the stages of urban growth
  • define "natural increase"
  • explain the relation of migration, economic growth and population growth to urban growth
  • introduce "push" and "pull" factors as they relate to urban growth
  • outline some of the burdens that urban growth places on cities


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