Urbanization in sustainable development goals. Modeling the Size of Cities

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press
The modern world is facing huge challenges. To post-pandemic issues were added global humanitarian, economic, logistical, and other problems caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. In this context, it is vital for all countries to maintain appropriate rate of sustainable development to protect the macroeconomic environment. The phenomenon of urbanization maintains a special place in sustainable development goals. The paper discusses the concept of urbanization as a social transformation and its connection to the country's development indicators. It also explains the Zipf's law for cities. The positive and negative effects of urbanization are analyzed.
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Conference Proceedings: "The World Economy in the Post-Pandemic Period: Implications and Challenges", Tbilisi, 2023, pp. 126-131