By: Cheryl Dronet
Benefits and Opportunities of Urbanization
Problems with Urbanization
Transportation: the mass transit made it possible to transport large numbers of people across town quickly. One of the problems was that when one of the mass transit's broke down, it was almost impossible to fix it.
Water: At the time, filters for water was not a thing. If you had water, that was the water you had to drink and majority of the times it was unsafe. Many diseases were results of drinking the water, it was obvious when someone was running a fever or was sick.
Sanitation: The more the city grew, the harder it became to manage cleanliness. Trash would collect on the streets from people dumping it there. Horse manure gathered up on the streets and foul smoke roamed through the factories.
Fire: With there being a lack of water, it was not easy to put our fires. There was not electric heaters, or light bulbs; they were depended on candles and kerosene heaters. With the issues of earthquakes, this caused the fires to spread quickly and they were not able to put them out.