- the act or fact of urbanizing, or taking on the characteristics of a city: Urbanization has led to more air pollution and increasing childhood asthma.
Origin of urbanization
Examples from the Web for urbanization
Future urbanization does not need to pose a choice between rural hopelessness and urban despair.Welcome to the Billion-Man Slum
August 25, 2014
Colorful inflated onion domes appeared to symbolize the birth of urbanization.Sorry Putin, the Sochi Opening Ceremony Was Totally Gay
February 7, 2014
Urbanization in China has brought hundreds of millions of people from rural locations to the bustling coastal metropolises.Inside China’s Mistress-Industrial Complex
Junheng Li, Bethany Allen, Ana Swanson
February 4, 2014
Rarely considered, however, is whether this form of urbanization creates a good place for people, particularly families.City Leaders Are in Love With Density but Most City Dwellers Disagree
September 16, 2013
What was it that reversed the process of urbanization that was going on in the mother country?Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660
Wilcomb E. Washburn
European trade and industry increased, and as these grew so also did population and urbanization.
London has been selected for a detailed study because in a peculiar degree it represents the extreme type of urbanization.Boy Labour and Apprenticeship
Reginald Arthur Bray
Thus the process of urbanization has been modified by one of suburbanization.
The effects of urbanization are more tangible and better recognized than those of agricultural land-use.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas
Artie L. Metcalf
Word Origin and History for urbanization
1888, noun of action from urbanize.
The process by which cities grow or by which societies become more urban.