URBANIZATION AND ITS EFFECT ON JORDANIAN CITIES: A Case Study of Irbid, Jordan
- Safaa Alwedyan
- ( paper pages. 129-156 )
Cities are the
product of the urbanization process, and urbanization is the social process
that leads to the creation of cities. Thus, the relationship between cities and
urbanization is a cause-and-effect relationship. The present study aimed to
analyse the nature and characteristics of urbanization by providing useful
insights into the social effects of increased size, density, and social
heterogeneity of population on urban life. This was done
through analysis of the Louis Wirth’s theory of urbanism and applying it
to the cities of the societies of developing countries, such as the city of
Irbid in Jordan. To address the specific research aim, the author used the
descriptive quantitative approach. The study was
conducted using 383 households within the seven areas of the city of Irbid as
the study population. The study outcomes indicated that the urbanization
process in the city of Irbid had an impact on the indicators related to size,
density, and population heterogeneity.
"URBANIZATION AND ITS EFFECT ON JORDANIAN CITIES: A Case Study of Irbid, Jordan"
The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies,
65 (1): 129-156.