Today, the quality of life in large cities is decreasing. Discuss the causes and solutions.
The global phenomenon of urbanisation
fromthe beginning of industrialisation to the present day has brought opportunity and prosperity, albeit at a cost in the quality of life. With an increasing
citypopulation, the complexity of the challenges
alsoincreases, the causes and solutions for
thisare outlined below. The causes for the decrease in the quality of life are paradoxically the prosperity endowed on
suchmetropolitan centres. Their growth is largely due to the increase of opportunities on offer, which in turn increases their attractiveness, essentially they are trapped in a positive self-reinforcing cycle.
thiseventually leads to a decrease in the quality of life as the
citycan experience overcrowding, exorbitant property prices, and increased vulnerability to terrorist attacks.
For examplethe density of London makes it a more efficient place to attack, when compared to a smaller
Therefore, due to continuous growth and prosperity, urban citizens, especially the less well off, often experience a lower standard of living. Considering the solutions, greater investment in public transport would ease traffic congestion, as would bike lanes. In
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thiswould reduce air pollution, and possibly improve the wellbeing of the population if they did adopt a more active lifestyle and cycle to work. To counter violent terrorist attacks, cities could embark on CCTV installations, so as to closely monitor for threats.
For example, it is said, the CCTV in London has foiled many potential attacks, and
thereforegreatly increased the security of its citizens. To conclude, a wealthy
cityattracts a large population inflow, which
thencauses pressure on existing infrastructure and security. Various solutions exist to mitigate
neverthelessan indefinite solution has yet to be found.
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