Problem

Vulnerability of small towns

Nature:

It is increasingly hard for small towns to continue to exist in the face of massive migration to cities.

Incidence:

During the last 30 years, 30 million rural Americans have been forced to migrate to large cities, and such migration continues at the rate of 800,000 people a year; and in numbers of other countries - in Ireland and India for example - many people also move to towns in search of more interesting work, and for a better life - looking for information, for a better connection with their own culture. This is invariably having bad effect on small towns. For example, 50% of those people remaining in rural America live on less than $3,000 a year, and there is little money to revitalize the towns they live in.

Narrower Problems:
Absorption of rural communities
Related Problems:
Artificiality of parkland
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 23:47 CEST