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URBANIZATION IN THE 21TH CENTURY: URBAN GROWTH WITHOUT LIMITS

Keywords: Doxiadis , ecumenopolis , megalopolis , megacity , urban agglomeration

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Recently, the most spectacular result of urbanism has been the enormous growth of urban agglomerations with more than 10 million inhabitants. As of the 20th century megacities have been examined by researchers from a variety of approaches while governments have been concerned about their limitless growth. In the middle of the 20th century new terms were coined in an effort to express the limitless growth of urban agglomerations. In this study we examine the current status of two of these: Ecumenopolis and Megalopolis.

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