Practical applications precede the conceptualization and even the study of the interaction in the society.
There are different interactions in a community, as the world develops and become increasingly modern in the addition of different technologies, the complexity of the processes and interaction continuously intensifies. One of the most prevalent pattern and path of development of communities is urbanization.
Upon the development of communities and civilizations, the concept of urbanization emerged. In the study of the concept of urbanization, there are different impressions that are taken into consideration. These factors include the physical components, the environmental components, the inhabitants and the interaction among these components. With these components the level of development in predominant aspects such as the economic and the technological facets are measured (De Vries, Hayami and Van Der Woode 1995).
Urbanization can then be attributed to the development of the community towards economic growth and social sustainability. The concepts of modernization, industrialization, etc. can be correlated to the definition of urbanization. Another aspect of designation of urbanization is the economic income of a community, which can be defined depending on the standards set by the nation. In relation to such notion, urbanization and its classification is limited within national boundaries. The qualitative level of comparison can be undertaken for the international trend of urbanization, but assessment on the basis of level of development or different communities or cities in two different countries requires in-depth study and increased level of vigilance. This can be attributed to the differences in criteria used (De Vries, Hayami and Van Der Woode 1995; Munford 1956).
For the purpose of the study, the qualitative characteristics, effects and dynamics of urbanization are the main focus. The main aim is to present the positive effects of urbanization on the population that inhabits the community and the environment as well. Modern urbanization is the concentration of the research that was conducted. This is due to the fact that it is considered as a major force in growth and development of the community and the country as well.
The Present State of Urbanization
Urbanization is one of the prevalent trends in the development of the society. The most important consideration in the study of the dynamics of urbanization is the effects that can be attributed to the process. Such concern is considered as a controversial area due to the diverging opinions of the public regarding the consequence of the continuing process of urbanization and the related factors that are continuously developing such as modernization and globalization.
Although urbanization can be considered as a negative factor based on the outcome that may have occur simultaneously with the rapid process of the development of the community and society, there are also substantial positive effects of the said process.
The trend in urbanization can be recognized in an increasing number in the international community. Based on studies regarding the tendency and the pattern of development, almost half the civilizations and community in the world are now described as urban. Specifically, the figure reaches 48% of