Naglo razvijanje gradova na štetu sela, pojava u vezi sa koncentracijom industrije po gradovima.
(Alternate spelling: urbanisation).
Becoming urbanized; changing from a rural to an urban state.
Process by which the proportion of a population living in or around towns and cities increases through migration and natural increase as the agricultural population decreases. The growth of urban concentrations in the us and Europe is a relatively recent phenomenon, dating back only about 150 years to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (although the world's first cities were built more than 5,000 years ago.).
Urbanization has had a major effect on the social structures of industrial societies, affecting not only where people live but how they live, and urban sociology has emerged as a distinct area of study.