By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet. Although it sounds amazing there will only be two billion people more than we are today. Comparing to the 3 billion people who dwelled the planet at the beginning of the 20th century the growing population rate will have diminished significantly. In spite of this last fact humans will be consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. The majority of people will live in urban areas, but these areas won’t look as the cities as we know them.
Urbanization doesn’t only destroy the family support system; it also creates new social support systems for people to fall on. Individuals can depend on support
The socio-economic factors are very important in the promotion of a denser form, as they play an important role. For the idea of the compact city to be successful, social and economic considerations need to be given equal weight to environmental concerns, and the compact city needs to be controlled and managed appropriately. There is a belief that urban managers should adopt a realistic and balanced approach, and the compactness should include the intensification in a wider variety of settlements, including sub-centers and suburbs, which could be connected by efficient transport links. 220.127.116.11 Social Aspect Many authors discuss the social effects of urban sprawl (Hillman, 1996; Kelly-Schwartz et. al., 2004; Duany et.
Humans keep building and producing without slowing down or much less stopping. Humans tear through habitats without a second thought. As more people come into the world more people are expected to come to urban areas and already 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2050. That is a big leap from now because now only 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. All the urban areas and cities growing are causing animals to move into human communities.
Urban Agriculture The world population is increasing at a rapid rate, currently at 7.2 billion and according to the UN, the population is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Population growth means increasing food demand, reduction in agricultural land and various environmental implications. Urbanization is also growing at a rapid rate, especially in the developing world. Coupling urbanization and population growth, world food demand and need increases and that’s where Urban Agriculture comes in. Urban Agriculture is defined as ‘the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through intensive plant cultivation and animal husbandry in and around cities’ (Urban Agriculture
Increased urban warmth is not only discovered in the near surface air, but also through all layers of the city (Roth and Chow, 2012). Many studies have been carried out on the relationship between urbanization and climate change. Koo et al (2007) also analysed urbanization effect in climate change over Korea using KMA weather data of 1968-1999. Results showed that urban effect was assessed by 28.7% for temperature growth. Roth and Chow (2012) conducted a historical review of 20 studies since the 1960s to investigate Singapore’s urbanization effects on thermal environment, and found that urban development had clear influence on air and surface temperature models.
The concentration of population in urban areas and the subsequent urbanization are world-wide phenomena. The various effects of urbanization have been studied since the 19th century and were often considered a problem that could be, and should be, controlled via planning and policies. This kind of approach has its roots in physicalism, a concept that urban problems could be solved by shaping the physical urban environment (Batty & Marshall, 2009). Ever since the 19th century, with the rise of Urbanism as a science (Soria y Puig, 1999), planning and policies aimed at manipulating the physical environment were seen as the solution to controlling the effects caused by urban growth. However, as urbanization is of great complexity, affecting the
Urban- The entire built up area and its population include it the suburbs but excluding the rural areas. It helps by showing us how humans organize their living places. City- A grouping of buildings and and people that serves for a center of politics, economics, and culture. It helps us to see how people interact with
Urban Informality Understanding the Nature, Role and Dynamics of the Urban Informal Economy Introduction The developing world is becoming urbanized at a very rapid pace. Every day, cities undergo new additions and new patterns emerge within their boundaries. Hence, cities have played a critical role in our lives; they serve as engines of economic growth, centers for productivity and social development. In most cities in developing countries, unprecedented population growth coupled with unplanned developmental activities has resulted in the urbanization of these cities. Many of these new additions evolve informally or in an unplanned manner.