Identify major patterns and trends in urbanization globally from the twentieth century to the present. What particular areas and cities are growing rapidly and give at least one example, from one of these societies, about how this has changed the ways of life of certain urban migrants. How has urbanization influenced the urban-rural divide in the U.S. and elsewhere and what do you see as the key potential environmental problems resulting from such trends?
Your writing should begin with an overview of your opinion and summary of data supporting it and rely on evidence from this week’s readings and any other pertinent course materials from this week, stated in a clear and organized manner. The writing should be approximately the equivalent of one page double-spaced with citations of our relevant sources to provide evidence for your argument.