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  • verb Present participle of urbanise.


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  • The explosion in mobile phone use is changing the way Brits consume, but in Turkey, where half of the estimated 79 million citizens are under 30, it is offering new vistas to a rapidly urbanising population.

    Turks look to mobile technology to change bazaar cash customs 2011

  • So, week by week, we travelled through the mills, workhouses and lodging rooms of urbanising England; the accounts of effluent-bubbling streams, smog-laden skies and overcrowded tenements.

    If we have no history, we have no future | Tristram Hunt 2011

  • "As the fastest urbanising continent in the world, Africa is not only confronted with the challenge of improving the lives of slum dwellers but also the challenge of preventing the formation of new slums," said Joan Clos, executive director of UN-Habitat.

    Africa warned of 'slum' cities danger as its population passes 1bn John Vidal 2010

  • Why are Goan villagers angry - was the topic of Father Bismark Dias film, a Roman Catholic priest from Goa, who takes a bold stance in supporting the villagers 'movements in various parts of the fast-urbanising (and land-speculating driven) central coast.

    Social activism breaks new grounds in India with Goan People���s Film Festival 2008

  • That is, they forcibly concentrate formerly nomadic tribal peoples in an artificial “town” for years, urbanising them and exposing them to the seductions of the market – and of course, removing on-the-ground support from the rebels.

    Blood,Water & Oil : Fallacies Of The Darfur War 2007

  • The top three areas in South Africa that were urbanising most rapidly and were severely affected by the housing shortage were

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2005

  • "If the minister had realised that South Africans are urbanising, and that the efficient government of the Western Cape was drawing people away from rural areas and from those provinces where incompetent ANC governments are incapable of delivering to the poor, he would have known that the Skuifraam Dam project should have been started two years ago," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • Africa, as the world's most rapidly urbanising region, must take concrete commitments to prevent a worsening of its urban problems, he argues.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • From the perspective of the Afrikaner petty bourgeois intelligentsia - whose domain was the Dutch reformed churches and its educational institutions - this process held out the prospect of the urbanising

    The National Question in Post 1994 South Africa. 1994

  • Among them were a discredited hostel system and no alternative State-rented accommodation; a wrecked rural economy and little chance of survival without urbanising; hostile

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1992


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