Summarize trends in urbanization. What are some important issues for people newly arrived in urban areas?
Conventionally, urbanization refers to the shift of populations from rural areas to urban places and the gradual increase in the population of those living in urban areas and the manner in which populations adopt to change. The current trends in urbanization today reflects the growing population of the world. The less developed countries are currently increasing at a faster rate compared to more developed countries. Urbanization therefore is resultant of natural increase in the population and rural to urban migration.