Impacts Of Urbanization

(Hafiz Tayyab Muhammad Khan, Karachi)

The concept of Urbanization refers to increase in the population in urban areas as compared to rural areas. With the passage of time, more people from villages and small town shift towards big cities for better employment and life style.
 
There are two kinds of factors why rural people seek for urban life. The first one is urban pull factor. They dream for higher wages, better housing and utilities, better school and hospital, more jobs opportunity, and more experience that they can get it all from a living in big cities as they think. The second one is urban push factor. We know that most of rural areas people are farmers. There’,s not much else to do anymore in the village but wait for harvest time and without higher level of education, availability of media, or facilities that they need, they might be stimulated to move to urban areas.

But after they reached what they called their dreamland, most of them must face more problems than what they had when they lived in villages. They will face some problems because of their insufficient abilities, experience, education, and skills those are needed for a good living in big cities. For instance, they can’,t provide housing or maybe they can’,t find any job. And then they just stranded with the option of staying in cities or coming back home.

As the result of urbanization, cities have more problems to overcome such as pollution, overpopulation, drug abuse, congestion, crime, poverty, traffic jam, slum areas, and many more. There must be something to solve these problems. Government and citizens should be involved because taking care of city problems can’,t be done entirely by government. The community can be even more successful because it deals directly with problem areas.

As the solution to solve those problems government can provide housing, create a new regulation transmigration program, provide skills training program, or start to develop in rural areas. Beside that, citizens can help to suceed government’,s programs with giving charity, offering some good job to jobless people, becoming foster parents who subsidize the education fee for underpriviledge children, or offering a low cost housing for homeless people. Last of all, urbanization not only impacts a better future than living in a village, but also worse. Villagers must consider about their ability to deal with a living in problem-ridden city before they intend to move to big cities.

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I think if the Government provides all the basic resources like good education, hospitals and communication facility in villages and towns, it can give the good result and give the positive impacts in Urbanization.
By: Raza, khi on Sep, 14 2017
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Impacts of Urbanization cannot be ignored. I think everyone should work hard to overcome the real issues of urbanization. Environmental and health sectors faces serious impacts from growing urbanization.
By: Ghazala, Karachi on Sep, 11 2017
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I think, resources to earn money and get an education is the main difference between Rural and urban areas and this is also impacting of urbanization. Government should organize some programs to get control the negative factors of urbanization because it rapidly effects and gives the result in the face of criminal activities.
By: usman, khi on Sep, 11 2017
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By: Nimra, Lahore on Jul, 17 2017
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In my opinion, shortage of Industries and the resources in Rural areas are the reason of urbanization, in fact the basic needs like education department and hospitals are not good in Pakistan that gives the courage to the residents of these areas to move towards the cities.
By: furqan, khi on May, 25 2017
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In the current scenario of Urbanization in Pakistan, especially in the large area, traffic jam is the most important impact as well the target killing and snatching is also the factor of urbanization.
By: ibrahim, khi on May, 11 2017
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I think due to the poor Education system and the shortage of resources are the main reason of Urbanization. To reduce the impact of it in the future, the role of Government and private sectors are so important.
By: qaiser, khi on May, 11 2017
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Many villagers and small town dwellers want a living in big cities. With some expectations, they make a movement from villages to big cities. This migration from rural areas to big cities is called urbanization.
By: farhan, danmark on Jan, 09 2017
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By: Rasheed, Karachi on Jan, 04 2017
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The write have wrote in this article that the impacts of urbization which we don’t know about that before but this effects in our life
By: samar, gujrat on Jan, 04 2017
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They dream for higher wages, better housing and utilities, better school and hospital, more jobs opportunity, and more experience that they can get it all from a living in big cities as they think. 
By: rida, new york on Jan, 01 2017
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I have read the many articles from this site because these topics are also good and usually its many topics are available the main problems of Pakistan
By: anabia, pindi on Dec, 30 2016
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By: muskan, Karachi on Dec, 29 2016
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In this article the written about the impact of urbanization and this tells about the importance of Arabian which is not have in the Pakistan
By: fehmeeda, lahore on Dec, 27 2016
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In pakistan, the rights of Urban and Rural peoples are not equal, I think this negligence by the government sectors are the main cause of Urbanization. Peoples of Rural areas are moves for better future and facilitation.
By: ahmad, khi on Dec, 24 2016
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I think seeking of an employments and the education are the main reason of urbanization but urbanization is a major cause of shortage of energy and resources in urban areas infect traffic jam is the main impact of urbanization on society.
By: ahmad, khi on Dec, 19 2016
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Well said! all the impact you have mentioned in your article are true. You have written the word from the mind of a common man, who also thinks about these impacts
By: Mehran , Karachi on Dec, 17 2016
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