Urbanisation moves a population from rural areas to cities. How is this changing the face of rural settlements over time?
- Urbanisation is the rapid increase in urban population as people move from rural settlements into towns and cities.
- Traditional rural settlements are found along main roads, reflecting the importance of transport to farming, fishing and forestry industries.
- The farming, fishing and forestry industries have been changed by technology, altering traditional ways of life.
- Cities are expanding at an alarming rate, putting pressure on urban planners to allow growth into the greenbelt areas and the rural-urban fringe – this is called urban sprawl.
Hundreds of thousands of people move from rural environments into towns and cities every day.
This process known as urbanisation.
Rapid increase in urban population
Causes massive growth of urban areas
As a result, the rural way of life is changing.
Traditional Rural Life
Historically, rural life was associated with primary industries such as farming, forestry …
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