§2.2 De spreiding van wereldsteden

2.2 World: The spread of metropolises
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2.2 World: The spread of metropolises

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- Herhaling §2.1
- Leerdoelen
- Uitleg §2.2
- Scrollverhaal Lagos

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What are the 4 characterisics of a city?

Slide 3 - Open question

bestuurscentrum van land

10 miljoen inwoners

geen grote rol in wereld
 belangrijk op wereldniveau

Slide 4 - Drag question

Which difference do you see between the location of cities in rich and in poor countries?
In rich countries the cities are spread out over the country. In poor countries they are quite often at the coast
Urban network
– A group of cities linked in many ways within a country

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How are cities soread out?
In the poorest countries you can often find a primate city. 
This is a city that is much larger than the number two city of that country.

  • Example:  Bangkok in Thailand 
(8 million inhabitants) is 16 times bigger than the number two city in Thailand. (270.000 inhabitants). 

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How can you explain the distribution of cities?
Absolute location: 
  • flat fertile areas
  • Crossroads of former trade routes
  • location of raw materials

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How can you explain the distribution of cities?
  • Characteristics of the location of a place relative to other places. e.g:
  • middle of the country, or the coast
  • good connections with other cities
  • Brussels 'spider in the web'

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How can you explain the distribution of cities?
the past
  • During colonial times they formed the link of the colony to its western motherland
  • Why? Export to motherland
  • LAter the population of former colonies migrated to the cities looking form work. 

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How does the urban pattern change?
  • You can see how much of the population of a country lives in cities by looking at the degree of urbanisation.

  • The annual growth of the degree of urbanisation is calles the urbanisation pace.  --> in developing countries this is higher.
  •  Since 1970 millions of people have been migrating from the rural areas to the city (urbanisation), especially in Asia and Africa
  •  These are mostly young people who are looking for a better future in the city. Besides the large settlement surplus, natural population growth is therefore the main reason why the urban population in less economically developed countries is growing so fast.


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Les: 15 september
Maak de volgende opdrachten van §2.2:
1 + 2.

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