Title : Urbanization, migration and social transformations in Casablanca's history

The main reason behind the Moroccans' migration from villages to coastal cities in general and to Casablanca in particular is policies of French colonizer. The colonial order caused the peasants to bankrupt forcing them to search for a decent living out of their villages and lands. Besides, the centralization of most investments in Casablanca was one of the reasons which of it a destination for immigrants from various regions of Morocco. The arrival of immigrants towards Casablanca contributed to its rapid economic growth, but it caused several social and environmental problems such as spread of shantytowns and pollution.