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ag·gre·ga·tion

(ag-rĕ-gā'shŭn),
A crowded mass of independent but similar units; a cluster.
Synonym(s): agglomeration

agglomeration

Etymology: L, agglomerare, to gather into a ball
a mass or cluster of individual units. agglomerate, v.

agglomeration

(1) Aggregation.
(2) Agglutination.
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The idea of urban agglomeration combines two economic concepts: scale economies and externalities.
Another apparent trend was that the urban agglomeration centres accounted for 42.
The report notes that in 1990 there were just 10 megacities, defined as urban agglomerations with more than 10 million inhabitants.
This loan will enable the company to modernise water and wastewater infrastructure in twelve urban agglomerations of Bihor.
This will allow researchers to link estimates and projections of the population in urban agglomerations to various environmental characteristics, such as proximity to coastal areas, earthquake faults or climate zones.
More remarkable demographic growth has occurred in Sanaa and Riyadh, which ballooned from relatively small towns of about 100,000 and 400,000 in 1970 to large urban agglomerations of approximately 2 million and 5 million inhabitants, respectively.
The last three chapters look at the suburban expansion and the urban pattern that resulted from this process, such as the vast metropolitan regions and metropolitan corridors (chapter thirteen), the effects of globalization on western North America urban development, highlighting the transnational webs of economic and social ties (chapter fourteen), and the relation between these urban agglomerations and surrounding rural environments (chapter fifteen), seen now mainly as areas for recreation and leisure.
Montgomery's work attacks another myth: that most urban residents live in huge urban agglomerations, or megacities, with populations of more than 10 million.
JNNURM is basically a reforms driven programme and focuses on the build-up of basic infrastructure in our urban agglomerations.
The urban growth and sprawl and the environmental risks in Algerian is like the others urban agglomerations in the Africa or the Brazil.
Especially on the African continent, "the coming anarchy" of chaotic, anomic urban agglomerations has, we learn from Andrew Burton's book, long been in the coming--in this case in the minds of colonial administrators and, ironically, also a good number of the more "established" very contributors to the process of urbanization.
Some powerful retailers focus chain development on major markets where they establish their new formats while other players are moving away from the largest urban agglomerations to concentrate their investments in smaller markets.

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