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Immigration Benefits And Promotes Urbanization

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Immigration benefits and promotes urbanization in New York and Vancouver from 1860 to 1920.
The period from the late 19th century to the early 20th century is important in the urban development history of Canadian and American. Urbanization is a historical process that contains urban development. Urbanization is a process of population concentration as well as a process that advanced production modes substitute backward modes. At the same time, it is also the process to adapt to the mode of production and to innovate lifestyle. Hence, urbanization is a dynamic process that many aspects of economics, society and culture comprehensively transform caused by the revolution of social productive forces.
The urban population boost resulted in various benefits. Immigration is a main propelling force to urbanization. It also propelled optimization of the urban population structure, shaped the characteristics of urban residence, and also formed civic multicultural style and features. In my opinion, immigration benefits and promotes urbanization in Vancouver and New York from 1860 to 1920.
Canada’s urbanization was inherently and closely related with that of Europe and North America. Local factors and communities’ elite played a significant role in the development of Canada’s cities (especially in western part). Vancouver is a representative of urbanization and immigration from 1860 to 1920. Norbert Magdonald noted that “prior to the arrival of the first train in 1887, the townsite
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