Cities: Growing In Height Or Width?

720Question: Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. This number keeps growing. Why do you think people are driven to be in urban settings? This has been the trend throughout history.

Answer: On one hand, the drive to move to cities is linked to the service industry. On the other hand, people are attracted by convenience, everything that is offered as utilities and everything else.

But we observe the opposite trend now too: people are leaving the city, getting their own land, private property, tending to gardens, working with the land, and growing plants.

We may be at the peak of urban migration, but I think this is a temporary trend that will not prevail for long. If we can offer a person all kinds of services at a distance from the city, he will gladly agree to it because of the clean air, tranquility, and other advantages.

The trend of leaving the cities has already begun. After the first wave of the pandemic, many people do not want to return to work, they want to work from home. Children don’t really want to go to school.

There are many advantages to living a little in isolation from others but at the same time being provided with everything a big city can offer. It depends on transportation, communications, and road infrastructure.

Question: Do you think that the pandemic has brought about this attitude toward big cities?

Answer: People simply realized that they can receive services without being trapped in the “cage” of a high-rise building. They can safely live “on the ground” at even a small distance of ten meters from others. I think that Earth will be populated in breadth, not height.
From KabTV’s “Conversations” 6/9/21

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