What is another word for urbanization?

Pronunciation: [ˌɜːbɐna͡ɪzˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Urbanization is the process of a rural area developing into an urban area. The term urbanization is often used as a synonym for the growth and expansion of cities. However, there are several other words that are synonymous with the word urbanization. One such word is urban growth, which refers to the increase in the size and population of urban areas. Another similar word is urban development, which encompasses all the physical, economic, and social changes that occur in an urban area. Urbanization is also sometimes referred to as urbanization of poverty, as it is often accompanied by social and economic inequality. Other synonyms include city expansion, metropolitanization, and urban change.

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What are the opposite words for urbanization?

The word "urbanization" could be described as the process of becoming more urban or city-like. Therefore, its antonyms could be words that describe the opposite; becoming more rural or natural. Some possible antonyms for urbanization might include de-urbanization, ruralization or suburbanization. De-urbanization is the process of moving away from cities to more rural areas, while ruralization refers to the development of rural areas. And suburbanization describes the expansion of suburbs around a city. These antonyms of urbanization represent the opposite of the trend towards urban living that has been a hallmark of modern civilization for centuries.

Usage examples for Urbanization

There will be no end to construction work, and consequently the urbanization of the Earth's surface will continue until the ground disappears entirely.
Nakashima, Tadashi
There is no mistaking the fact that the country before urbanization was reality, and that the country after urbanization has become the kind of reality we now have.
Nakashima, Tadashi
If We Do Not Halt urbanization, There Is No Future for Humanity or the Earth There is no problem with turning the entire planet into country, but we must not turn it all into cities.
Nakashima, Tadashi

Famous quotes with Urbanization

  • "Why, Stephen, if I am right, it means that the Machine is conducting our future for us not only simply in direct answer to our direct questions, but in general answer to the world situation and to human psychology as a whole. And to know that may make us unhappy and may hurt our pride. The Machine cannot, not, make us unhappy. "Stephen, how do we know what the ultimate good of Humanity will entail? We haven't at disposal the infinite factors that the Machine has at ! Perhaps, to give you a not unfamiliar example, our entire technical civilization has created more unhappiness and misery than it has removed. Perhaps an agrarian or pastoral civilization, with less culture and less people would be better. If so, the Machines must move in that direction, preferably without telling us, since in our ignorant prejudices we only know that what we are used to, is good—and we would then fight change. Or perhaps a complete urbanization, or a completely caste-ridden society, or complete anarchy, is the answer. We don't know. Only the Machines know, and they are going there and taking us with them." "But you are telling me, Susan, that the 'Society for Humanity' is right; and that Mankind lost its own say in its future." "It never had any, really. It was always at the mercy of economic and sociological forces it did not understand—at the whims of climate, and the fortunes of war. Now the Machines understand them; and no one can stop them, since the Machines will deal with them as they are dealing with the Society,—having, as they do, the greatest of weapons at their disposal, the absolute control of our economy." "How horrible!" "Perhaps how wonderful! Think, that for all time, all conflicts are finally evitable. Only the Machines, from now on, are inevitable!"
    Isaac Asimov

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