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Term Urbanization

Refers to a group of residential buildings that generally is located in a previously rural environment, usually on the outskirts of a city. Urbanization is the process of transforming rural land for urban use as a consequence of an urban center’s economic, demographic and spatial pressures.

Urbanization is also defined as the movement of a population from rural to urban areas in search of new opportunities.

See anthropic activity.


Topic  Environmental pollutionUse / land cover