Latest News on Urbanization : March- 2020

Evolution and assessment on China’s urbanization 1960–2010: Under-urbanization or over-urbanization?

There has been a significant transformation in the urbanization and economic growth in post-reform China. The nature and degree of urbanization is a subject of some controversy. [1]

URBANIZATION AND STREAM QUALITY IMPAIRMENT

A study was conducted in the Piedmont province of Maryland to determine if a relationship exists between stream quality and the extent of watershed urbanization. During the first phase of the study 27 small watersheds, having similar characteristics but varied according to land use, were investigated. [2]

Landscape change and the urbanization process in Europe

Urbanization is one of the fundamental characteristics of the European civilization. It gradually spread from Southeast Europe around 700 b.c., across the whole continent. Cities and the urban networks they formed were always an important factor in the development and shaping of their surrounding regions. [3]

Forced-Urbanization: The Alienation of Urbanization in China

Aims: Forced-urbanization that deviates from the intended purposes can lead to the alienation of some societies, especially those that had been forced to migrate to urban areas. This holds potential threats to the sustainable development of the urbanized communities.  [4]

Ecological Consequences of Urbanization of Uyo Capital City, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Uyo existed as a village until the concept of urbanization came with the advent of colonization to West Africa. Before the creation of Akwa Ibom State in 1987, Uyo was a Local Government Headquarters. Today, it is the capital of Akwa Ibom State, and the largest modern city/urban centre in the state. [5]

Reference

[1] Chen, M., Liu, W. and Tao, X., 2013. Evolution and assessment on China’s urbanization 1960–2010: under-urbanization or over-urbanization?. Habitat International38, pp.25-33.

[2] Klein, R.D., 1979. Urbanization and stream quality impairment 1. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association15(4), pp.948-963.

[3] Antrop, M., 2004. Landscape change and the urbanization process in Europe. Landscape and urban planning67(1-4), pp.9-26.

[4] Cheng, H. (2015) “Forced-Urbanization: The Alienation of Urbanization in China”, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 6(3), pp. 126-135. doi: 10.9734/AJAEES/2015/16227.

[5] Akpan-Ebe, I. N., Udotong, I. R. and Ekpenyong, R. E. (2016) “Ecological Consequences of Urbanization of Uyo Capital City, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria”, Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 7(3), pp. 1-12. doi: 10.9734/JAERI/2016/19554.

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