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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on urbanization

Problems facing London

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Problems of London.
- Like many large cities worldwide, London has its share of problems.
(a) Overcrowding – This led a rise of social evils.
(b) Unemployment has continued to increase with the growing population. In 1988, for example, nearly 1 in 8 people were unemployed throughout London and the situation in the inner city was worst.
(c) Poor housing and homelessness. This has led to development of slums.
(d) Transportation is another problem. However, an excellent public system has helped to alleviate this.
(e) Air pollution continues to be a major challenge.
(f) Rural-urban migration by the job seekers causing overcrowding in the city.
(g) Poverty. This was a greater problem in London in the initial stages.