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.
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!