Urbanization and the Development of Pre-Industrial Areas

  title={Urbanization and the Development of Pre-Industrial Areas},
  author={Kingsley Davis and Hilda Hertz Golden},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={6 - 26}
The process of urbanization, known to be intimately associated with economic development, deserves close attention if we are to understand the recent and future mechanisms of change in pre-industrial areas. Yet up to the present our comparative knowledge of cities and of urbanization is slight, particularly for underdeveloped areas. Considerable interest was shown in the subject toward the end of the last century in the works of Levasseur, Meuriot, and Adna Weber but since then, except for… 

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