Activity: Growing cities

Satellite images depict the growth of cities over time.

Word Bank

suburbs • urban • sprawl • megatropolis • settlement

While you watch

As you watch the clip, note down the following:

  • Three cities that have grown in size in the last 40 years
  • Two facts about Shenzen, in China
  • One question you would like to know the answer to, based on the clip

Quiz Time

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Exam-style question

Describe some of the effects of urban sprawl on the environment.

Curriculum Connection

Geography | Urban environments | Settlement in urban areas | Urban change and regeneration

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