What Are the Negative and Positive Effects of Urbanization?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 7, 2020 11:20:31 AM ET
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Some benefits of urbanization are economies of scale, better transportation, better opportunities for housing and education, better medical care, increased job opportunities and greater access to goods. However, urbanization also has some negative effects, such as traffic, violence, increased pollution, diseases and physical inactivity.