The High Levels Of Urbanization Are A Leading Threat Towards Livability By Creating Poor Social And Environmental Conditions

988 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Cityness consists of all the visible and invisible factors which make a city characteristic for what it is. Cityness is also defined by the level of connectedness, the actors which create a meaning for an environment using deep societal constructs, and urban factors, such as livability. The high levels of urbanization are a leading threat towards livability by creating poor social and environmental conditions. This section will explain the aspects of cityness that are of interest to the authors. Evans (2002), gives light to the linkage between the city and the state. Even if the state is seen as “cogs in growth machines”, Evans (2002), finds that seeking possibilities of a “state-society synergy” and identifying it would allow for a better understanding of livability. Additionally, this would open up a strategy for creating more sustainable cities, by finding such factors of livability, making it possible for these characteristics being passed on to other cities. This might take place by strengthening the bond between government and society, and providing better conditions for people in hopes that this would move the city towards improved livability. Sorensen and Okata (2011), find that urbanization in cities is quickly taking place, leading towards major problems with livability. Financially, cities do not have the means to balance between urbanizing a city and having money for providing services which maintain a standard of living in cities. Institutions may take a…

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