With this it has impacted Belize both positively and negatively. Firstly, it has positively impacted Belize through the increase of population. After the end of slavery Belize’s population count was under four thousand people, in the early 1900s, Belize had grown nearly to 40,000 inhabitants, and in 2000 approximately 249,000 people, and presently it has a population of 380,010 people which shows that it have significantly grown over the years. Also, with immigration it has introduces different religions, languages, and systems, etc. For instance, the Mestizos, Mayas and Garinagou religion is Roman Catholic.
The quality of housing did not help, but worsen the overcrowding issue, being one of the biggest reason why this was such a big problem. Cities grew a huge amount in a very short period of time. This can be seen when the city of Manchester went from 17,000 to 70,000 people in a period of 50 years. Because there were so many people cramped in the cities, enormous amounts of human waste were produced, with nowhere to be disposed. Cess pools overflowed, and waste was everywhere, making diseases the product of such filthy conditions.
In London, the population was approximately 1 million people, and that is almost double the population prior to the Industrial Revolution. The idea of urbanization encouraged new industries and these became the wealth of the nation. Although the cities seem to be good and terms work and employment, sanitation and these areas was a problem. Diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera and typhoid spread like a wild fire in contaminated area. The unsanitary nature also had a bad effect on the life expectancy of the people living in the
That then led to the influx of rural citizens to the more developed urban areas, resulting in urbanization in form of the rural-to-urban migration. It is noted that the London city has expanded, from the population of 2 million in 1840 surging to 5 million in 1880 (E J Hobsbawm, 1999), and the industrialization hence urbanization in the western European countries gradually spread to North America and the third world countries. This best exemplify the correlation, that the 18th century Industrial Revolution acted as a vital pushing force, leading the world towards urbanization. However, to be specific, there was already an apparent difference between First Worlds and Third Worlds at
Rapid population growth can make it difficult for countries to raise standards of living through economic growth because the more people there are, the greater the need for food, health care, education, houses, land, jobs, and energy. Singapore being one of them, is a well-developed country with a high population. Singapore population has grown tremendously over the years, despite its land area being so small. Singapore focus heavily on increasing the population growth by bringing workers from different parts of the world to work in the same country. Singapore also put its focus on increasing the population by encouraging locals to have more babies.
“At the beginning of the twentieth century, only 16 cities in the world-majority in advanced industrialized countries contained a million people or more. Today, almost 400 cities contain a million people or more and about seventy percent of them are found in the developing world” (Cohen, 2006:64). Many urban areas have experienced rapid growth over the last 20years, as a result of increasing population growth and transformation of the world’s economy by a combination of rapid political and technological change. About half of the world’s total population resides in urban areas. Cities concentrate poverty, but they also represent the best hope of escaping it.
1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction In the recent past, increasing trends were seen in unprecedented urban growth, industrial and physical development in most part of Asia. Cities (urban areas) have so far absorbed their growing numbers in settlements with a varying quality of living and that has consequences on the complex uses of land with the complexities of the constructions. As a result, urbanization and industrialization have also changed the way humans relate to land (Ploeger and Stoter, 2005). According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, in year 2013 Malaysia’s population is estimated to be 29,620,200 has more than tripled since it was formed in 1963. As the result, more complex buildings and facilities were built to cater
The massive increase in the percentage share of urban population in class I cities from 26.0 in 1901 to 68.7 in 2001 has often been attributed to faster growth of large cities, without taking into consideration the increase in the number of these cities. Undoubtedly, the faster demographic growth is an important factor responsible for making the urban structure top-heavy. Reports about the growth rates for different categories of towns during 1970s and subsequent decades. One can note that the class I cities have experienced a distinctly higher growth rate than lower order towns except those in class VI. Indeed, the latter do not fall in line with the general pattern of urban growth in other size categories as they are governed by factors exogenous to the regional economy.