Urbanization Trends and Challenges in Developing Countries

Authors

  • Prof. Xuan Wang The Chinese University of Hong Kong Author

Keywords:

Urbanization Trends, practitioners, community engagement

Abstract

Rapid urbanization is a prominent global phenomenon, particularly pronounced in developing countries. This paper explores the trends and challenges associated with urbanization in these regions, shedding light on the multifaceted nature of this transformative process. The study employs a comprehensive review of literature, statistical data, and case studies to analyze the dynamics of urbanization and its implications for social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The trends in urbanization reveal an unprecedented migration of populations from rural to urban areas, driven by factors such as industrialization, job opportunities, and improved amenities. This mass migration poses both opportunities and challenges for developing countries. On one hand, urban centers become hubs for economic growth, innovation, and cultural exchange. On the other hand, they face significant challenges related to infrastructure development, housing, healthcare, and education. Infrastructure strain is a critical challenge, as the rapid influx of people often outpaces the ability of cities to provide basic services such as water, sanitation, and transportation. Inadequate housing and the proliferation of slums become prevalent issues, leading to social inequalities and heightened vulnerability to health risks. The strain on healthcare and education systems further exacerbates disparities, hindering the overall well-being of urban populations.

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Published

2020-01-23

How to Cite

Urbanization Trends and Challenges in Developing Countries. (2020). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 3(1), 8-14. https://ijbmv.com/index.php/home/article/view/43

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