UN Cyberschoolbus - HomeUN Cyberschoolbus - Home
Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

Unit 2: A Brief History of Urban Expansion
Objectives Summary Text Activities

The student should be able to:
  • understand that urbanization is an ongoing process
  • gain a historical and global perspective on the evolution of cities
  • identify the three distinct phases of urban expansion
  • identify and explain the conditions that led to the development of cities at different points in history
  • understand that the largest cities of the world have always been significant cities
  • understand that urbanization is a global phenomenon and is not an issue in one part of the world

TEACHING UNITS   MENU   1 2 3 4 5 6

UN Cyberschoolbus - Home comments and suggestions: cyberschoolbus@un.org Copyright © 1996- United Nations