Urbanization Of Urban Population Growth

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1. Introduction
The century is witnessing a greater migration of the world’s population into urban dwellers. This movement of people into major towns and cities of the world is caused by rapid sprawl and it is observed in developed and developing countries. The increasing population observed is inevitable; therefore the solution to urban problems depends essentially on effective planning, infrastructural management and development. Usually, unplanned population growth is associated with population demands that supersede infrastructure and service capacity, leading to the degradation of the environment. (Asoka et al., 2013).
Urbanization is very important, but development is carried out at the expense of deforestation, destruction of biotope, fragmentation of ecosystems, shrinking of the open space among many other things. A city should be a complex system that entails several interactive sub-systems, it should be affected by various factors including governmental land policies, population growth, transportation infrastructure, market behavior to mention just a few. In spite of their regional economic importance, urban population growth has a substantial impact on the neighboring urban ecosystem (Yuan, Sawaya et al. 2005).
Land use and transportation systems can be considered as the two most vital subsystems determining the long term urban form and structure. Meanwhile, urban growth is one of the most important topics in urban studies, and its main driving forces are…
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