You know that spread-city is a phenomenon that happened after the industrial Revolution, but now is becoming the standard urban from worldwilde. Today also the less developped countries have a lot of big cities that increase their size day by day.
First of all technological developments have reduced the friction of geographic space. Cities are bigger because moving in the city is easier and cheaper than before! We have a lot of means of transport!
All of them connected people located in different places and, increasingly, permitted them to behave as though they were in the same place. This is the most important reason why cities can grow without limits. I can say that cities are became more attractive in terms of work, so people who lived in rural areas moved to cities in search of more possibilities..But there is also another phenomenon..
Recently, telephones and automobiles have permitted urbanites to leave the dense older sections of metropolitan areas for the more spacious and livable suburbs and exurbs.
I want to do a careful consideration about it, because in perspective to 2050.. Could cities be everywhere?
It’s a very interesting question, because the planet Earth is limited… A good percentage of us live in cities today and as said before ,population will increase.
If nothing will change, nature will be destroyed by human’s hand and resources too.
The last question is.. Cities take advantages and disadvantages.. How can we choose the right way for our future?
i want to mention a song written by Bob Dylan .. “The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind..”