Today we look at the world's most overcrowded cities, according to the website Demographia, including a couple you probably haven't heard of.
What are we really saying in this graph and — most importantly — what does it LOOK like? We’re talking about overcrowding in cities in developing countries like India, China and Pakistan. We can find many pictures online showing what overcrowding looks like.
So why not just buy more land? It’s extremely difficult for indigenous communities in Guatemala to gain legal rights to land. One of missions is to help indigenous groups reclaim ownership of their traditional lands, while creating conditions to protect the environment, and running social programmes like the reproductive health clinics. This multi-faceted approach to the problem is ensuring that communities can live sustainably within rural areas, rather than being forced to move to overcrowded cities in search of jobs.
The world’s most overcrowded cities - The Financial Express
Louder and Funnier: Our Overcrowded Cities
School officials said the union had the “wrong numbers” and was drawing “sweeping, erroneous conclusions,” and said the overcrowding showed city schools are popular.Now In the world there are many cities which are facing overcrowding, such as London, Tokyo, New York, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Manila and Rio. But, few people know the exact meaning of the term “overcrowding”. There is a popular definition which is widely accepted by scholars: “an outgrowth of excessive size is overcrowding, meaning too many people occupying little space.” (Brunn et al, 1983, p37). Overcrowding causes huge problems such as housing, congestion, unemployment, air pollution, social problems and energy tension. The aim of this essay is to discuss the potential problems and solutions in overcrowded cities. Housing problem is the first important issue which needs to be solved as soon as possible. Modern cities have attracted huge newcomers to seek career opportunity and to fulfill their idealities or dreams. The capacity of city accommodation is crucial and thus the government has to develop more lands to build more houses to accommodate the rapidly increasing population. Obviously, it is a huge investment. Developed countries have ample funding to deal with it easily whereas, by contrast, developing countries will eke out to reach the goal. Even the governments of poor countries are always short of money in house projects so that people have to pave their own way. That is why many cities have slums which are seriously overcrowded, causing other potential health and security problems. Traffic congestion is the second crucial problem in cosmopolitan cities. Beijing, as an evident example, traffic jams occur there nearly every day. The reason is that there are too many private cars in use. According to the report of Institution of China Industrial Research (2010), as to December 2010, there are 4.7 million automobiles in use in Beijing every day, estimating the number will exceed 5 million in 2012. Traffic jams add the average commuting time, affect the economic development and cause...As with other densely-populated places in the world, the overcrowded city is forced to build more high-rise residential buildings for seemingly comfortable living.