Category Archives: Urban Studies

What We Study in Urban Geography: Meaning and Scope

Geography is the study of the physical and human/social environments of the Earth, while urban inquiry focuses on the people and processes of cities and towns — which now account, for the first time in human history, for a majority … Continue reading

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March of Urbanization: A Temporal Overview

Cities  can be traced back to the river valley civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley and China. These settlements were largely dependent upon agriculture surplus in initial days. With the growth of population the city size increased and the economic … Continue reading

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Urban Systems in India: Definitions

Urban areas have been recognized as “engines of inclusive economic growth”. Of the 121 crore Indians, 83.3 crore live in rural areas while 37.7 crore stay in urban areas, i.e approx 32 % of the population. The census of India, 2011 … Continue reading

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First Urbanization In India: Indus Valley Civilization

The story starts with Migration of Homo-sapiens into India and it is an old story. According to currently accepted theory homo-sapiens originated from Africa around 150,000 years back. From there they migrated to rest of the world. After the end … Continue reading

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