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A crowded mass of independent but similar units; a cluster.
Synonym(s): agglomeration
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(1) Aggregation.
(2) Agglutination.
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Urban agglomeration is why there are more jobs in and around big cities.
Pei Wu [13] studied the road network characteristics of urban agglomeration with some quantitative methods, such as the traffic assignment algorithm based on the path and the design algorithm of the integrated hybrid road network.
Regions that contain an urban agglomeration above 500,000 inhabitants had a per capita income that was approximately 21 per cent larger than the respective country average in 1995.
He said that regional connectivity in urban agglomeration can help to decentralize population growth.
2004), focusing our analysis on the urban agglomeration.
It will discuss how can Asia act decisively to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities as well as argue the possible role that contributory factors to urban agglomeration, viz., rising educational attainments, growth of the middle class and declining birth rates can play in helping improve the environment, if properly managed.
The average crime rate in the urban agglomeration centres at 321.8 (during the year 2008) was much higher than the national crime rate of 181.5," the NCRB report said.
Indeed the population of the Milan Urban Agglomeration is expected to decrease by a further 22 000 over the next ten years.
Vernon Henderson, NBER and Brown University, "Estimating Net Urban Agglomeration Economies with an Application to China" Discussant: Mary Amiti, International Monetary Fund
The first three cover the primary themes of the field: urban agglomeration; urban systems; and urban growth.
He sketches a dual process of urban agglomeration and social dissolution for much of central and eastern London.

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