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Over the years, productions have highlighted themes like feminism’s early struggles in Europe and the double-edged sword of urbanization for a place like Monticchiello.
After industry and urbanization polluted it, the Environmental Protection Agency declared Portland Harbor a superfund site, and many locals quit fishing it.
Africa’s investment appeal is obvious considering its rapidly growing population and move toward urbanization.
Often urbanization comes with bad spatial planning: the density of cities is increasing enormously and they are overwhelmed by growth.
Miami alone has added 600,000 new residents in that time, and the state’s storm-buffering wetlands have degraded amid a push for urbanization.
And members of the global business elite attended standing-room-only sessions on sustainable energy and the future of urbanization.
But the species is struggling with urbanization in LA.
Megacities have long struggled with the downsides of density and rapid urbanization, including communicable disease, critical infrastructure shortages, rising inequality, crime and social instability.
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The word urbanization started appearing in print way back in the 1880s, which says something about the growth of American cities. The expansion of Los Angeles was an early example of uncontrolled urbanization. Urbanization is often seen as a negative trend, with bad effects on quality of life and the environment. But apartments require much less heat than houses, and commuting by mass transit rather than cars can reduce pollution and energy use, and cities offer improved opportunities for jobs (and often for education and housing as well), so city growth doesn't make everyone unhappy.
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