Rise, Trends and Problems of Megacities: Civilizations Across Urbanization


Based on results of historical narrative analysis, this paper accentuates the dynamics and impact of urbanization to civilizations and particularly to the emergence of megacities in the major populated areas of the world. This study claims that megacities were born out of this massive urbanization. However, the same social phenomenon, the urbanization itself, also caused most of these megacities to experience various existing and continuing social, security, resource scarcity, and space problems at present. These problems differ depending on when these megacities were established and on how dense and fast the urbanization is taking place in the area. Despite this situation, megacities still lack concrete regulations, safety measures, and limitations on urbanization. This study utilized books, articles and various governments’ census records and statistics on migration and urbanization.

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Rebino B. Batoto, Mindanao State University at Naawan, Philippines

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Conference: IICAH2023
Stream: History/Historiography

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Batoto R. (2023) Rise, Trends and Problems of Megacities: Civilizations Across Urbanization ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4604.2023.14
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4604.2023.14

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