Session 10. Defining and Investigating World Cities. Session 11. Defining and Investigating World Cities Sessions 10 & 11: WORLD CITIES UNIT 1: GOING GLOBAL. Learning Objectives To define a world city, million city and mega city
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To define a world city, million city and mega city
To describe the causes (push and pull) of rural-urban migration
Describe and explain the global pattern of megacities, including regional variations in growth rates
Sort the cards to match definitions and examples
List of largest cities: http://www.mongabay.com/igapo/cities.htm
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Urbanisation is the increase in the proportion of people living in towns and cities.
Urbanisation occurs because people move from rural areas (countryside) to urban areas (towns and cities). This usually occurs when a country is still developing.
The UN predicts that by 2030 60% of the world's population will live in urban environments.
Watch the following films.
Welcome to Lagos
As you watch take notes on:
exam questions on mega cities – you have 7 minutes to complete
What is a megacity? (1)
Using the photographs and your own knowledge, complete the table to contrast the characteristics of the two megacities shown
(a) Suggest why there is an urgent need to improve residential slums such as Dharavi. (10)
(b) Explain why many megacities are currently experiencing rapid rates of growth. (15)
Answer part B
You have 15-20 minutes!
Make notes under the titles ‘winners’ and ‘losers’, making notes on mini case-studies to add to your understanding of mega-cities.
2. Watch the Lagos clips and make notes as per the slide instructions