Urbanization·the spatial concentration of people and economic activity is arguably the most important social transformation in the history of civilization since man changed from being a nomadic hunter-gatherer and adopted a settled, subsistence agricultural way of life. While the timing and speed of urbanization have varied and are varying between countries, regions, and continents, the urbanization process has taken hold everywhere. It has proven to be an unstoppable and a mostly desirable phenomenon. Cities are the foundation of modern civilization; they are the engine room of economic growth and the centers of culture, entertainment, innovation, education, knowledge, and political power
|Title of host publication||Urbanisation and Sustainability in Asia: Good Practice Approaches in Urban Regional Development|
|Editors||Brian Roberts, TH Kanaley|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Publisher||Asian Development Bank and Cities Alliance|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
Roberts, B. (2006). Overview: Urbanisation and Sustainable Development. In B. Roberts, & TH. Kanaley (Eds.), Urbanisation and Sustainability in Asia: Good Practice Approaches in Urban Regional Development (pp. 1-8). Asian Development Bank and Cities Alliance.