Urbanisation first occurred in MEDCs during the industrial revolution. People were attracted to urban areas (pulled) from rural areas to work in factories. They were also pushed as developments in technology led to mechanisation on farms.
Nowadays, the rate of urbanisation in LEDCs is greater than in MEDCs. As LEDCs are developing more people are migrating to urban areas.
Cities are growing at a rapid rate, as is population in many LEDCs. If you are carrying out research on the topic or pursuing a related subject for university or online degrees, you may find urban areas around the globe are expanding at amazing speed. This is an interesting issue to study because it is a situation in constant evolution, influenced by numerous factors like globalization.
If you are a geography teacher you might be interested in contributing to the site, or using some of our resources in you class. Teacher or student, feel free to ask your questions and get involved in our discussions. Share your view on urbanisation and other topics, how you feel your city is changing and developing. Thanks for your visit!