13:21 in Magazine - article by stationmaster
Nobody can deny that the last century – and for that matter the current one – have seen unprecedented levels of growth in big cities – even “mega-cities” such as Mexico City or Tokyo. In 2010, for the first time in history, the number of people living in cities exceeded those living in the country.
As these large cities grow, so major concerns grow with them – concerns about fundamentals like drinking water, electricity supply and public transport. Unlimited use of personal means of transport – motor cars or even motorised two-wheelers – results in nightmarish traffic congestion, and the unavoidable accompanying air pollution, noise, etc.