Smart cities concept

In the near future, more than two-thirds of the world’s population is expected to be living in cities and hence, with the aim of being proactive and finding innovative and sustainable solutions, governments have made smart cities one of their priority areas of research. Smart cities can be viewed as sustainable, inclusive and prosperous greener … Read more

Causes and effects of urbanisation

Urbanization refers to an increase in population in cities and towns versus rural areas. It is the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas. There are many causes of urbanization;reasons that make people move from rural areas to urban areas. These reasons include; industrialization,commercialization, social benefit and services, employment opportunities, modernization … Read more

Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl is a problem that will have severe consequences for all life if left unrestricted. The unrestricted development of the United States and the world is rapidly contributing to the degradation of our ecosystem. Moreover, if over development continues there will be massive human suffering. Air and water quality are in jeopardy and topsoil … Read more

Communities and Urbanization

George Murdock once said that a community is one of the two truly universal units of society organization, the other one being family (Schaefer, 461). We are all part of a community, and in many cases, we are a part of multiple ones. In chapter 20 of our textbook, we are looking at communities and … Read more