Definitions in the Field: Urbanization

Definitions in the Field: Urbanization

Around 2007 the world passed an important milestone: more people living in urban places than rural ones. National Geographic Explorer and environmentalist Ma Junn tells us what urbanization is and how it's affecting his home of Beijing and the rest of the planet.


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Anthropology, Geography, Human Geography

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Produced by
Red Rock Films
Supervising Producer
Mary Stephens, National Geographic Society
Executive Producer
Vanessa Serrao, National Geographic Society
Ashley Holmes, National Geographic Society
Tyson Brown, National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society
Production Managers
Gina Borgia, National Geographic Society
Jeanna Sullivan, National Geographic Society
Associate Producer
Sam Sheline, National Geographic Society
Program Specialists
Sarah Appleton, National Geographic Society, National Geographic Society
Margot Willis, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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