Throughout the world, humankind is seeing a rapidly increasing shift towards urbanization. Urbanization refers to the process in which populations transition from living in rural areas to urban areas as well as the ways in which societies adapt to this change. According to the UN, more than half of the global population now live in these urban areas today (UN, 2020, Urbanization). It is projected that, by 2050, this number will grow to two-thirds of the population. Therefore, we are interested in analyzing the potential benefits and downsides to such a monumental transition. Why are humans so attracted to the…

Benedict Tannady

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