TY - CHAP A1 - Wolfgang Loibl A2 - Ghazal Etminan A3 - Ernst Gebetsroither-Geringer A4 - Hans-Martin Neumann A5 - Santiago Sanchez-Guzman ED1 - Mustafa Ergen Y1 - 2018-03-21 PY - 2018 T1 - Characteristics of Urban Agglomerations in Different Continents: History, Patterns, Dynamics, Drivers and Trends N2 - People living in rural areas migrate to urban areas to secure better qualities of life, education, and health facilities and also because they believe that urban settings offer more livable conditions. These appealing features have led to rapid population growth in urban areas, which has resulted in problems that need to be solved through different urban planning and design approaches. In conjunction with this book, a supplemental resource, which both provides and proposes solutions based on innovative approaches to urbanization problems that emerge from urban agglomeration, has been created. This resource supplement shall also serve as a guide to future urban development efforts. In effect, this book will play an important role in compensating for the limited number of resource books on urbanization. This book is intended to be a reference source for scientists and students interested in the subject. BT - Urban Agglomeration SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73524 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73524 SN - 978-953-51-3898-3 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-19 ER -