Try this 14-question GCSE quiz to see how much you know about megacities, urbanisation, rebranding, and representation.
If you haven't already done it, work through the Shenzhen case study on the PowerPoint to find out more about urban processes. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge!
A small human settlement
A small human settlement with additional services
Two or more small human settlements combined together
A large human settlement
High levels of traffic
High levels of employment
High levels of diverse employment
High levels of poverty
Making one item from composite parts
Collecting raw materials from source
Providing goods or services to others
Developing technology rich solutions to problems
What the area looks like in a book or on the television.
How people have felt when they visited the area in the past.
How people feel when others talk about an area.
The perception of an area, informed by past experiences and the interactions in that place, as well as other representations.
What the city sounds like when you are there
The layout of the streets in a city
The design and construction of buildings, streets and features in a city
The design of buildings in a city
Increasing air pollution and water pollution from factories
Increasing disposable income
The increase in people living in cities due to rising migration
The increase in crop production due to improved farming methods in the area
The increase in air pollution due to increasing numbers of factories in the area
As one industry grows, it creates income or work for other businesses, so overall economic output and employment grow further.
Increasing employment diversity
Increasing life expectancy