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Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

Unit 2: A Brief History of Urban Expansion
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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


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