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UrbanStudies.Info publishes information on the causes of urbanisation. 

Urbanstudies.info is a specialist website where you can discover inconvenient truths and critical insights as to how so many of us have ended up living in cities in such a short period of time. Urbanstudies.info is a platform where you can contribute your own critical opinions, data and insights on the causes (and impacts) of urbanisation.

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CONTRIBUTE YOUR RESEARCH ON THE CAUSES OF URBANISATION

Urbanstudies.info publishes your critical observations, opinions and research on the causes of urbanisation. This can be past, present and speculations on the causes of urbanisation. 

We welcome research from the four corners of earth and everywhere in between. We aim to publish work in Arabic, Chinese, English, Hindi and Spanish.

All formats accepted -film, articles, opinion pieces, photography, theses (any level) etc.

 

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The artist's work on this page is by Anton Schutte a photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

This film was made in Blikkiesdorp in Delft, Cape Town. 

Anton said; This is part of a series of films I plan to release with the aim of raising awareness of the living conditions of the majority of South Africans and Immigrants living in South Africa. 

Along the way hope to show you just how bad these living conditions are and
highlight the massive gap in living conditions across South Africa, I also hope to highlight the incredibly happy, friendly people who make the most of this terrible situation.

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LOCATE CRITICAL INSIGHTS ON THE CAUSES OF URBANISATION

 Urbanstudies.info is a searchable platform for information on the causes of urbanisation. 

It is important to provide a searchable database of critical insights from the four corners of the world that challenges the idea that urbanisation is natural, evolutionary or inevitable. 

Submit references - books, websites, theses, artworks, Holy Texts references, Dreaming Stories etc that you feel other people would benefit from being aware of.

 
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SHARE VIDEOS AND LEARNING MATERIALS

SHARE EXPLAINER VIDEOS ON KEY TERMS & THEORIES

 

 
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MAKE INFORMED DESCISIONS 

PERHAPS CITIES ARE NOT THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE ANYMORE? WHAT OTHER OPTIONS ARE THERE? 

 
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URBANSTUDIES.INFO PUBLISHES INFORMATION ON THE CAUSES OF URBANISATION

 

Urbanstudies.info was established and is run by Deepa Naik and Trenton Oldfield.

We are a husband and wife team who have worked together researching the causes of urbanisation through our not-for-profit organisation This Is Not A Gateway and its publishing arm; Myrdle Court Press.

We are independent and have no affiliations with any institutions though very much welcome opportunities to share our research and respectfully debate anyone. After our   

. We work from our home where we also home-educate/unschool our children. We are learning to re-live without everyday use of the internet, so please forgive us if there is a slight delay in us getting back to you. 

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UNDERSTAND THE URBAN INDUSTRY

THE URBAN INDUSTRY - ANALYZED, EXPOSED AND EXPLAINED

The Urban Industry (Naik & Oldfield, 2007) can be understood in similar ways to the Prison Industrial Complex or the Military Industrial Complex. 

The Urban Industry is mutually supporting economic, political, cultural and social investments that knowingly and unknowingly contribute to the processes causing urbanisation and the centralisation of humanity in to urban areas -often in large or mega cities.

Are you in The Urban Industry?

 
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MOST SEARCHES FOR INFORMATION ON URBANISATION OCCUR IN NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING NATIONS, CAN YOU HELP OR SUPPORT?

 

We would like to have all information on this website available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi and Spanish as a matter of urgency,

 It is important to include Bengali, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Oromo, Russian, Swahili and Turkish. This will be the next task.

Could you help with translating any of these pages, videos, diagrams etc? Could you donate so we can pay professional translators?