Urban Environment - Challenges of Urban Growth

Key points on the challenges of urban growth.

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Challenges of Urban Growth

  • providing adequate housing becomes more difficult
  • basic services are needed in higher amounts
  • slums begin to form
  • squatter settlements expand
  • living conditions become unhygienic
  • clean water and electricity become limited
  • roads become congested
  • higher demand for raw materials
  • pollution levels rise
  • life expectancy falls
  • death rates rise
  • health levels become worse
  • increased risk of road accidents
  • open sewers cause rat infestations
  • spread of disease
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