Urbanization Index - Is This More Important Than Its Stories?It is now common knowledge that the story of human development is one of urbanization. The best-known urbanization myths are those about China and Japan. In fact, urbanization has a lot of variation; we can study it further by having an idea of urbanization stories in the United States.
We can study the urbanization stories in the US by examining its map. Generally, maps are an effective means of informing people about the most important features of a country. However, maps have limitations and will be limited to depicting the geographical location only.
Hence, most people try to get more information about the cities. However, maps cannot be used for viewing cities at their best. These days, urbanization stories are very important since people are very interested in them. The best urbanization stories in the US are the ones that include geographical details and what the effects of urbanization on the cities.
One thing that is a disadvantage of urbanization stories is that some of them are written with the point of view of the developed countries and some are written with the view of the developing countries. A good example of this is the story about Denver in the USA.
Another disadvantage of urbanization stories is that the development of the city affects not only the population but also the environment. One of the most important ideas of the US is 'green cities' which means that the governments are keen to create environment-friendly cities. However, this depends on the position of the urbanization story in the urbanization index of the US (the average index).
An index is a measure that compares the developing and developed countries and it is based on various criteria. Urbanization indexes are usually developed by considering what urbanization development happens in the developed countries and the amount of money allocated for the same in the developing countries.
The urbanization index of the US is constantly being updated by several research institutes. The US government publishes these urbanization indexes as part of its series of indicators that tell the world about the best and worst parts of the US.