The Age of Urbanization and Its Problems

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To accommodate the growth of economy and the population, the entire world is faced with urbanization and a series of problems caused by it. There is consensus behind the situation that sustainable development would be an effective way to deal with these problems. But this thesis is going to talk about the spirit of the problems and explain that the problems are unsolvable in the situation of the age of urbanization.

Many urban problems derive from three big ones: Lack of energy, pollution and overpopulation. As they are the nature results of urbanization, if the solution cannot stop the trend of urbanization all around the world, these problem would never be solved. And this is the situation faced by sustainable development. Sustainable development cannot entirely solve the problems of the urbanization, because the world creates pollution through energy use, the growing population causes growing need, and some problems just cannot be solved.

Huge need of energy and pollution
Large countries need a lot of energy and cause serious pollution problems every year, and this situation cannot be changed by reducing car numbers or making less waste. Qinghua Bi (2013) tells us that the total energy consumption in China increased to 3250000000 t in 2010, an average annual increase of about 8%.The growing energy demand rapid growth has brought our country's energy supply more pressure to our country's energy supply, and it also brought a sharp increase in greenhouse gas emissions. ‘People find it hard to give the same level of reality to the future as they do to the present. Thus a small reward offered now will normally be taken in preference to a much larger one offered at some remove’ (2009, pp. 2–3).
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... people adapting the environment to the age of people exploiting the nature, people always tried to get benefit from nature but not integrate into nature like other animals did. And sustainable development just means people want to make profits from nature more safely. It means the relationship between man and future does not change fundamentally. So it is hard to say sustainable development will work effectively.

This thesis has clarified that the destructiveness of the nature of urbanization is irreversible. By only optimizing its structure, sustainable development is not able to eliminate the lasting harm to earth. Sustainable development is marginal activities to deal with urbanization. But it does not mean that sustainable development is unnecessary. It delays the deterioration of earth’s environment to help people get through this transitional age.
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