Urban bias

Other Names:
Urban elitism
Disproportionate political influence of urban elites
Neglected rural populations
Those constituting the urban elites, including those involved in government, tend to engender policies favouring urban groups while neglecting those in rural areas. Such policies may ensure that wealth from the rural areas is effectively transferred to urban regions (for example, by setting low prices for agricultural produce). Especially in developing countries, urban bias is encouraged by the investment priorities of transnational corporations.
Broader Problems:
Related Problems:
Sectoral imbalances
Fear of the city
Reduced By:
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST