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  • verb Alternative spelling of urbanize.

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  • verb make more industrial or city-like
  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon


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  • The poor of these countries may in fact be worse off under globalisation than they were before, particularly in the sense that people need to urbanise to get to these factory jobs, instead of remaining on land they may actually own.

    WHAT IS HUMANE WORK? » Sociological Images 2009

  • "To develop the people, you do not have to urbanise them," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • However Asia contains almost half the world’s megacities and continues to urbanise rapidly.

    Chapter 8 2000

  • "For example, Johannesburg can rapidly urbanise globally and capitalise on its gold and diamond mines by competing in financial markets with a network of cities."

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • As these countries urbanise, energy demand increases, and traditional bulky fuels (such as wood and charcoal, which require energy-intensive forms of transportation), food, and other materials consumed in urban areas must be transported across greater distances.

    Chapter 8 2000

  • "To develop the people, you do not have to urbanise them," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • South Africa needed to urbanise and experience another industrial revolution.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1992

  • There were families wishing to urbanise, single men who had their base in rural areas, and non-South Africans from countries such as Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1992

  • Others point to the low level of mortgages on Chinese property and the underlying demand for property in a country that will urbanise 200m people in the next 20 years and argue that the bull market has a long way to run yet. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011

  • Protests by farmers against land acquisition have re-emerged as a factor that could disrupt plans to industrialise and urbanise India rapidly.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion 2011


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