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Urbanization as a Social Problem How is urbanization negatively effecting our society The answer to this question is not a simple one This essay will not only break down the problems of urbanization in the United States but it will also tell you some of the attempts made to fix the problem and give some solutions as to how it could possibly be solved in the future Also when answering this question one must understand that urbanization can not be stopped but only contained in a manner that will help the United States to function better as a country The more densely populated and more heterogeneous a community is the more accentuated characteristics can be associated with urbanism Urbanism causes decrease in per capita and promotes urban violence political instability crime and aggressive behavior Rapid population growth in urban areas also perpetuates poverty Another major issue being created by this social problem is the breaking of the traditional family structure Our cities are not working well Sanitation safety transportation housing education and even electricity are failing These are all responsibilities of the government or it is at least their job to regulate these services deemed to be monopolies And it is a known fact that monopolies deem toward inefficiency Functionalist look at our cities as a means to profit Cities are a place where everybody visits and therefor vendors can raise their prices and profit more on their products For example from my own personal experience I bought a pack of cigarettes for 300 at my local gas station and when I visited inner city Orlando I bought the same brand of cigarettes for 400 This is just a minor example and most of the residents in an urban area are in poverty and have trouble affording the 300 pack if they smoke much less adding a dollar to the already ridiculous cost In the United States the breaking of the traditional family
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