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Urbanization

  • By: Anni Greve
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

For the first time in history, the majority of people worldwide live in towns or cities, a 21st-century global phenomenon referred to as the arrival of the “urban millennium.” At the beginning of the 20th century, less than 5% of the ...

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