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Urbanisation and the functions of cities in the European Community

Urbanisation and the functions of cities in the European Community

a report to Commission of the European Communities Directorate General for Regional Policy (DG XVI).

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Published by Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool .
Written in English


Edition Notes

On cover "Michael Parkinson ... [et al.]".

ContributionsParkinson, Michael, 1944-, Liverpool John Moores University. European Institute of Urban Affairs., Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Regional Policy.
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Urbanization occurred rapidly in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States for a number of reasons. The new technologies of the time led to a massive leap in industrialization, requiring large numbers of workers. New electric lights and powerful machinery allowed factories to run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Social control in urban community is essentially formal in nature. Individual’s behaviour is regulated by such agencies as police, jails, law courts etc. Secularization of outlook: In cities ritual and kinship obligations are diluted. Caste and community considerations yield to economic logic. This results in secularization of outlook.

Later, adjacent cities built printing press and by , major cities in western Europe including those in Italy, Spain, England, and France had their own printing press. They spread through cities because most of the literate populatoin, middle class or aristocrats, lived in cities.   Urbanization & Overuse of Resources. At the center of Ur, as with all of the cities in ancient Mesopotamia, was the great temple which was the locale of ceremonial, commercial and social functions. Religious activities, such as festivals, were the main social gatherings of the time and these occasions were often used to distribute surplus food and supplies to the populace of the city.

The dense urban cores of many European and East Asian cities, for example, enable residents to make between one third and two-thirds of all trips by walking and cycling. At the other end of the spectrum, the dispersed urban forms of most Australian, Canadian, and American cities, which were built more recently, encourages automobile dependency. Today, urbanisation too often means urban sprawl, the urbanisation of poverty, and increasingly segregated and unequal cities. One essential tool to ensure the provision of basic services in new urban areas is strategic urban planning.


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