Danilov I. A.

The far eastern fragment of global spatial and geographic trend of urban settlement

Global urban settlement in historical time was experienced two spatial and geographic spread trends:
1) agricultural trend when civilizations emerged and developed in the large rivers valleys in the latitude band of 230 – 400 N;
2) industrial trend was accompanied by the formation of the common global economy.
In both cases outermost geographic limits of spatial spread were the coasts of Pacific Ocean. In addition, urban settlement is developing thank to social consolidation of Mankind from sustainable inter-tribe union to conglomerate of internation societies (empire) till today. Both social and geographic trends of the global urban settlement can determine the status and role of any society is assimilated into civilizational process. The pacesetting role of many Far Eastern countries in the world economy, culture and politics indicates an alteration in the established in the recent past statuses. Indeed, the social and geographic trend is accompanied by migration of the center of total civilizational area: from Schumer through Eastern Mediterranean and Rome. Thank to Age of Discovery there were appeared industrial cities and societies in the Pacific region. The states located on the band of Pacific Ring, firstly in the Far East of Eurasia, claim on the role of a new center and a leader of a new stage of the global urban settlement. Today the outward expansion is completed. The next step is inner expansion. Also the social trend in the next stage leads all local societies to creation of the common planetary community – The Humanity.

Keywords: center of total civilizational area, conglomerate of societies, global urban planning system., global urban settlement, глобальное городское расселение, конгломерат обществ, социально-географический тренд, социально-территориальная идентичность., центр общего цивилизационного ареала