Chapter 7: Urbanization and migration
The forces of urbanization and migration have shaped the development and reform process in China, India, and Japan. This is because modern industries tend to develop in urban areas, pulling residents from rural areas to rapidly growing cities. Problems associated with rapid movement of people tend to arise as the infrastructure of cities often remains insufficient to support all human activities for some time. Studies of megacities and the urbanization and planning processes have arisen as a result. We now turn to the phenomenon of urbanization in the context of the reform process.
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