Urbanization a problem of all

2 min readMar 26, 2023

from the persepective of a layman

I have been living and visiting many big cities in connection with my work. I have found many cities well planned with all the basic facilities of the life. There are high mansions with all basic amenities. Huge residential complex. Big shopping malls and exceeding parking space. So, this is the simples explanation of the modern living standards all around the world.

Absolutely, these facilities with all their dimensions are planned to accommodate a large number of people who are wandering around and moving around.

Yes planet earth is having too many inhabitants. Thanks to many developments which are making it possible to expect long span of life.

People are rushing towards big cities. They find themselves in the mid of opportunities. This thing is overburdening the big cities. South Asia is one of the most effected continent in terms of urbanisation. Urbanization in South Asia has become a common trend in recent years. The region has some most populous countries in the world, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Urbanisation in these areas is driven by a combination of many factors which can be categorised as under;

1.rapid population growth

2. industrialisation

3. migration from rural to urban areas in search of better economic opportunities.

One of the most prominent features of urbanization in South Asia is the growth of mega-cities. The cities can be called mega cities, which are cities with populations of over 10 million people. Some of the largest mega-cities in the region include Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, and Dhaka. These cities have all the indicators and can characterized as mega cities by a high density of population, traffic congestion, air pollution, and inadequate infrastructure.

Despite the challenges posed by urbanization, there are also some positive aspects to it. Urban areas tend to offer better access to education, healthcare, and other essential services. They also tend to be more economically productive, with higher rates of job growth and business activity.

However, the rapid pace of urbanization in South Asia has also brought a range of environmental, social, and economic challenges. These include rising inequality, increased air pollution, and climate change impacts. As such, there is a need for policymakers and city planners to address these challenges and ensure that urbanization is sustainable and inclusive.