The Effects of Urbanization

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Urbanization Urbanization is the gradual constant increase in the population of people in urban areas or rather cities. Urbanization is mostly associated with the rural-urban migration phenomenon that takes place when people move in large numbers from rural areas into urban areas in order to seek a better life quality (R.Faridi, 2012) (Tellnes P, 2014). As much as that can be said it is the only way that the population increases, people may also move from other their own urban areas to other more urbanized areas if they chose to do so. In its initial phase, urbanization was mostly influenced by people wanting better jobs than those they had on the country side, so people moved to more modernized places as agriculture was now being less…show more content…
The downfall of urbanisation is that it cause more problems for the city as it adds to the population of the city and in most cases this increase was not planned for, and therefore leads to whole lot of development plans failing and having to change in order to try and cope with the constant increase of the population in the city (Davis, 1955). With people moving from rural settlements to urban area, in most cases they do not have enough resource to survive in the city and they forced to find alternative sources to try and get their basic needs like shelter and food, and that is why an increase in informal settlements and other illegal dwellings that get erected (R.Faridi, 2012). Urbanisation also accounts for irregular planning that takes place in city expansions. When a city plans to have certain expansion programmes and sets the timeline for the developments to start, the problems comes in when all of this urbanisation is taking place and now all the focus has to put into trying and finding solutions and accommodations for all these people coming into the city and now the city has to make decision here and there as to how to solve this irregular expansion of the city (Davis, 1955). This when all the high rise buildings come into play as not that much land was available or not enough land was set out for residential purposes, and now this another form of trying to solve the problem before it escalates
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