Urban History

This article talks about Urban History, which is a well-established and flourishing field of historical research. It focuses on the processes of by which existing populations concentrate themselves in urban localities over time, and on the social, political, cultural and economic contexts of cities. It is particularly useful for identifying the various problems and solutions faced by fast-growing megacities in the developing world. Urban history apparently deals with cities, or with city-dwellers, or with events that transpired in cities, with attitudes toward cities – which makes one wonder what is not urban history.