Essential Question:

How does urbanization affect our world?

Region or Continent:

Asia

Focus Question 1:

How does urbanization affect our people?

Research:

  • In Asia many people move out of the cities to suburbs because farming and agricultural jobs are more abundant outside the city
  • Asia has five developing countries with more than 100 million people
  • Many Business workers move to the city or near the city because their jobs are in the city core
  • More and more people are moving to cities in Asia
  • Some people in major cities move to suburbs for better access to drinking water



Citation: Use MLA Format

"Kyoto Historic District, Japan ." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct.
2011. <http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2004/03/destinations-rated/
asia-text/5>.

Focus Question 2:

How does urbanization affect our natural resources?

Research:

  • Some people in major cities move to suburbs for better access to drinking water
  • The dramatic increase of cars in the area have increased the pollution levels and so much oil has been used



Citation: Use MLA Format



"Urbanization in India." South Asia. TheWorld Bank, 2011. Web. 15 Dec. 2011.
<http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT/
0,,contentMDK:21531567~menuPK:2246552~pagePK:2865106~piPK:2865128~theSitePK:22354
7,00.html>.

Focus Question 3:

How does urbanization affect our cities?

Research:

  • Cities in Asia have grown bigger due to people moving into the cities and creating business’s
  • less than 1/3 of India’s people live in cities and towns, these areas generate over 2/3 of the country’s GDP and account for 90% of government revenues
  • India’s towns and cities have expanded rapidly as increasing numbers migrate to towns and cities in search of economic opportunity.
  • The city of Seoul is the capital city in South Korea. Seoul has been at the center of South Korea's remarkable economic transformation over the last four decades.

Citation: Use MLA Format

McGee, Terry. "Urbanization Takes on New Dimensions in Asia's Population
Giants." Population Reference Bureau. N.p., Oct. 2001. Web. 16 Dec. 2011.
<http://www.prb.org/Articles/2001/
UrbanizationTakesonNewDimensionsinAsiasPopulationGiants.aspx>