Week 16: Urbanization in the Developing World

Grace Blackburn

Week 16: Ch.11; Urbanization in the Developing World

In 1950 there were just two cities that had populations that exceeded 8 million. Those were New York and London. A megacity is a large city, which has a population greater than 10 million persons. Primate cities dominate and distort development within their countries. Over-urbanization, or the presence of primate cities, is measured by comparing the size of the largest city with other large cities within a given country. In the developing world, the disparities between urban centers may be very great. Continue reading