What is Urbanization anyways?
Benefits and Opportunities of Urbanization
Urbanization allows people to be closer together and to set up permanent settlements. Urbanization also allows people to start having specializations other than farming; new jobs were formed because not everybody needed to be a farmer. Everything has to be in walking distance because nobody had vehicles at this point; this lead to high population densities.
Fire is A Problem
Fire would spread very fast throughout towns because everything was so close together, if these settlements were able to spread out there wouldn’t be as great of a risk of the entire town burning down.
Great Chicago Fire on October 10, 1871
Water wasn’t always the cleanest; it could be contaminated and lad to the spread of a disease. this could be a big problem back then, they had to keep their water clean so that people wouldn't be coming down with sicknesses due to unclean drinking water,