Chapter : 3. Work, Life & Leisure - Cities in Count. World

Characteristics of The City

Characteristics of The City
(i) Ancient towns and cities were larger in scale than other human settlements. They could develop only when an increase in food supplies made it possible to support a wide range of non-food producers.
(ii) Cities were often the centers of political power, administrative network, trade and industry, religious institutions, and intellectual activities. They sported various social groups such as artisans, merchants and priests.
(iii) Cities themselves varied greatly in size and complexity. They were either densely settled like modern day metropolises which combine political and economic functions for an entire region and support very large populations, or they were smaller urban centres with limited functions.
(a) Industrialization and Rise of Modern City in England :
(b) Marginal groups
(c) Housing
(d) Cleaning London
(e) Transport in the City

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