Defining urban settlements
Urban growth has caused adjacent metro areas to overlap
Legal definition of a city
The term city defines an urban settlement that has been legally incorporated into an independent self-governing unit. In the United States, a city surrounded by suburbs is sometimes called a central city.
Overlapping metro areas
366 MSA's and 576 uSA's together are known as CBSA's. Recognizing that many MSA's and uSA's have close ties, the census has combined some of them into 125 combined statistical areas.
Rural to Non-rural
The difference of rural to non rural areas in Europe.
Minneapolis's urban settlements
It shows the areas of population and urban settlements
Urban settlements of the US NorthEast
Factors influencing site of a Settlement
How can communities in informal urban settlements be part of the solution?
With the rapid growth of urban settlements, many urban residents live in suburbs, beyond the boundaries of the central city. In the United States, the central city and the surrounding built up suburbs are called urbanized area.