Differences Between Urban and Rural Settlements

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The number of residents is increasingly more in an urban area. •The density of human-established structures is high in the case of an urban area. •Cities and towns constitute urban areas.
It is interesting to note that natural resources and artificial resources develop rapidly in urban areas or in other words it can be said that the areas characterized by natural growth of resources flourish into urban areas. Urban areas are subjected to a process called urbanization. Vegetation and fauna available in the areas are made full use of and hence the growth into flourished urban areas is made possible. •Urban areas are not totally dependent on natural resources. In fact, they would make full use of the natural resources if available. If natural resources are not available, then they rely on human findings and inventions in the areas of science and technology for development. •Urban areas on the contrary are troubled by pollution and traffic related problems. •Urban families are more mobile and, consequently, fewer close kin are readily available to provide support. •Urban dwellers know less about their neighbors and others in their environment and may teach their children to be more reserved and cautious in expressing their feelings. •Higher levels of parental monitoring are associated with better child and adolescent outcomes in urban, but not rural, families. This suggests that parents alter their parenting strategies to fit the environmental circumstances. •Urban families receive, give, and expect more help from friends than do rural families; they also expect less help from relatives. •An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. •Urban areas may be cities, towns or conurbations.

Unlike an urban area, a metropolitan area includes not only the urban area, but also satellite cities plus intervening rural land that is socio-economically connected to the urban core...
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