Contemporary Urban Environments

  • Globally, the numberand proportion of people living in urban areas has increased dramatically since 1945. In 1950, 30% of people lived in urban areas. In 2014, just over 50% lived in towns or
  • In the developed world, the majorityof people live in cities, but the urban population has only increased slightly since 1945.
  • This is due to urbanisation which beganmuch earlier in the developed world than in the developing world during the Industrial Revolution, many people moved to cities in search of work in mills and
  • Although, people are still movingto cities, such as London and New York, similar numbers of people are leaving these cities.
  • In the developing world, most peoplecurrently live in rural areas, but this is changing
  • In many developing countries and emerging economies, old citiesare growing in size