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In contrast to other parts of the world, Asian urbanization is unprecedented. Asian cities are growing rapidly despite threats of climate change on urban sustainability and the inequitable distribution of health threats. The prosperity of a nation is intimately linked with the prosperity of its cities. In this chapter, urbanization is correlated with development and expenditure on development with the intent to examine the circular relationship between urbanization and development. Data variables were obtained from World Bank and published sources within the United Nations. Using three different statistical techniques, this chapter concludes that urbanization is linked with underdevelopment of rural areas, which causes unprecedented migration from rural to urban areas.

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Dutt, A.K., Costa, F.J., Tettey, C. (2016). Socioeconomic Correlates of Asian Urbanization. In: Dutt, A., Noble, A., Costa, F., Thakur, R., Thakur, S. (eds) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9786-3_7

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