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Noun1.urbanisation - the condition of being urbanizedurbanisation - the condition of being urbanized  
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.urbanisation - the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urbanurbanisation - the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
social process - a process involved in the formation of groups of persons
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When the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to undergo large-scale urbanisation in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the process transformed its economy and society.
Rapid urbanisation in India poses enormous challenges, from managing congestion and pollution to ensuring that growth is inclusive and equitable.
IANS New Delhi India should not replicate foreign urbanisation models like that of China which may lead to"inequitable and unbalanced"urbanisation, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Thursday.
South Africa should use urbanisation as a tool to push development and combat poverty by providing adequate housing opportunities and ensuring people have access to basic services, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
Pakistan's development agenda includes transformation of these areas into creative, eco-friendly, commerce-friendly, sustainable, smart cities through improved city governance, effective urban planning, efficient local mobility infrastructure (mass transit systems) and better security to make urbanisation an important driver of growth.
Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report.
The volume is the outcome of the European research project oUrbaChina: Sustainable Urbanisation in China -- Megatrends towards 2050,o from 2011 to 2015.
Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa announced the move after chairing the meeting of the ministerial committee for urbanisation and infrastructure in Gudaibiya Palace.
Its population has undergone rapid urbanisation over the last 50 years, changing from being mostly rural at the time of independence in the 1960s to the point that the share of urban population as a percentage of total population was estimated at about 40% in 2010, with an average growth rate of 5% per year.
The conference titled 'Challenges of Urbanisation in Arab Gulf Countries' continued at German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) on Saturday, with a number of presentations on urbanisation and sustainability in Oman.
The massive urbanisation was aggravating the problems that must be curtailed by creating modern facilities and employment opportunities to the villagers at their doorsteps.
Urbanisation and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.