of experience in one field of work cannot find a job in that same field, why must we continue to do things that make it worse? The whole point of growth is for it to be good for everyone and notjust good for some people. The lack of jobs is just one of the cons that comes alongside the urbanization of different communities or rural areas. The next effect that is brought by urbanization is the harsh conditions of air pollution. When thinking about these areas being built, it goes unnoticed most of the time that these projects can and are affecting our breathing air. “The urban environment is an important factor indetermining the quality of life in urban areas and the impact of the urban area on the broader environment. Some urban environmental problems include inadequate water and sanitation, lack of rubbish disposal, and industrial pollution” (Boyle, 2004). This shows us the environmental problems that urbanization can cause. These are everyday things that we as humans use to be able to live life correctly. We are not talking about something out of the ordinary but we are talking about water and air: the two most basic needs for a human to be able to live safely and healthy. There may be a need for people to have a place to live, but I believe that urbanizing is anextreme measure to take unless it is completely necessary. If each case was taken one by one and researched on how many living spaces are really needed, it would help in the construction of
3Burgosthose places and no longer have the need for urbanization. When thinking about how this social problem could affect the cleanliness of our water, the freshness of our air, and the well-being of humanity comes a deeper effect to the body.After reading how this can affect our bodies by going in deeper into the effects to the everyday person, the mind begins to wonder how real this can be. “Urbanization leads to many challenges for global health and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. New megacities can be incubators for new epidemics, and zoonotic diseases can spread in a more rapid manner and become worldwide threats” (Neiderud, 2015). Reading how major cities that become overpopulated by people and can cause it to become a disease riddled place sparks something in my mind. Living in Arizona makes it seem as though it is not a “megacity” in contrast to living in New York. Seeing videos of Time Square and all of the people walking the streets at the same time together gives off the sense of sickness running through them. Think about what would
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