Urbanization

Urbanization refers to the gradual buildup of high human population density areas.

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It is associated with higher concentration of population.
Urbanization brings about higher concentration of population which can help to increase the effciency of utilization of energy and resources. Higher concentration of population due to urbanization may come with increased vulnerability to environmental risks.
It comes with increased proximity.
Urbanization brings about increased proximity of population which can help to improve the opportunities for housing, education and jobs. Increased proximity of population due to urbanization may come with more stress, environmental pollution and higher cost of living.

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