Urbanisation

Over time, areas of land in countries can change from being rural to urban. Rural areas are where our farms are, where food and other produce for our country are made. Urban areas are the places where people have moved, maybe to find jobs in factories or other areas of work. As they move in, they build houses, roads and everything else needed for a city to work. The area then grows and grows.

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From Rural to Urban

What happens to an area as it becomes urbanised? What kinds of developments take place and how does it affect the population, the environment, the economy and the social structure?