Geography

Urban problems


The swelling of cities has serious economic and social consequences in developing countries, especially in developing countries, due to the rapid urbanization process and the lack of urban infrastructure (transport, energy, water, sewage, health and housing systems). ) to cater to all inhabitants.

According to the UN, 30% of the world's population living in cities live in absolute poverty. Between 20 million and 40 million families have no place to live and around 920 million live in slums or irregular areas.


Irregular and extremely poor housing - urban problems

Another problem is the lack of jobs, which leads 37% of city dwellers in developing countries to work in the informal sector. Add to these problems chaotic traffic, high waste production, violence, air, soil and water pollution, among others.


Lack of jobs leads the worker to informality

For urban problems, there are no magic solutions that can be obtained in the short term. This, if such solutions actually exist. However, one thing is certain: the process of urbanization is irreversible.