Between 1960 and 2015, World urban population rose by about three bil-lion. Its daily increase, in these 55 years, was about 150,000 inhabitants. In part this rise was the effect of demographic growth within the cities themselves. For the main part it was, however, the consequence of migration from the ru-ral world; the biggest migration ever seen in the history of mankind. This urban transition started two centuries ago, after some millennia of stability of the cit-ies’ inhabitants between 5 and 10 percent of total population or very slow rise (Bairoch, 1988, p. 495; Vries De, 1984, p. 349). Then, from 1800 onward, the urban transition began in some western European countries. It was the first wave of modern urbanisation.
|Titolo:||The Urban Transition: Changes in Progress, in “TeMA, Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment”, 3, 2016, pp. 1-7.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|