Overview: This purpose of the week 13 discussion board is to examine population and urbanization. Answer prompt 1. Then select and answer one prompt from prompts 2-5. Refer to Chapter 15 to answer the prompts.
Instructions: Respond to prompts in paragraph form (200-400 words)
Prompt 1: Describe 3 topics from Chapter 15 that you found interesting. Three topics I found interesting in Chapter 15 were invasion, succession, and gentrification.
Prompt 2: Define demography and explain the three processes that produce changes in populations.
Prompt 3: Discuss Malthusian, Marxist, and neo Malthusian perspectives on population as well as demographic transition theory.
Prompt 4: Explain how cities develop through preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial stages.
Prompt 5: Identify the best-case and worst-case scenarios regarding population and urban growth in the twenty-first century, and discuss how some of the worst-case
scenarios might be averted.
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