The Effects Of High Density Urban On Urban Areas Essay

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Nearly 52% of the world’s population resides in urban areas; this number is constantly increasing as rural areas are unable to meet basic human needs. For instance, it is more probable that are urban areas are supplies with better health care services, education, employment and food supply and entertainment. Urbanization is defined as a population shift from rural to urban and suburban areas. The effects of high density urban living are cumulative and become hazardous over time as the demand for resources outweigh supply. Urban areas have grown by two tangible measures; natural increase and immigration. We have already discussed the reason for the natural increase from rural to urban, and the second reason for this large increase is immigration (1). Non-native citizens migrate to major cities often with multiple people and colonize a specific area; this is especially seen in New York City.
Urbanization also refers to shift in urban life style as it relates to industry, architecture, employment and social public services (2). In less developed countries such as China or Mumbai, poverty and small living quarters is the norm for urban living. Poor people populate areas known as slums and shantytowns which have a higher concentration of air and water pollution, and lack clean drinking water, electricity, and roads (1).
From 1800 to 2000 the United States has experienced a population shift in three ways, first migration from rural areas to large cities, second, migration from…

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