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Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

Unit 1: What is a City?
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The objectives of unit one are to introduce students to:
  • the various definitions of the city
  • the concepts of "urbanization" and "urban growth"
  • the complexity of cities and their significance at the end of the 20th century
  • the fact that by the 21st century over half the world population will be living in cities
  • the city as both the key to progress and the doorway to disaster for our current civilization

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