How Urban Settlements Has Become an Important part of our Lives

Ever since industrialisation came into existence, going leaps ahead of the agricultural system, urbanisation has also been in existence. Urban settlement or urbanisation is not a new concept. However, its something we have been living, experiencing and transforming on a regular basis. Today, more than 50-60% of the world population is residing in cities, with all the luxurious settlements, and greater prospects to work, earn and grow. Although, a large part of our economy relies upon our roots, upon the agricultural system for the survival and food resources. The question is why is the concept of urbanisation so important? https://urbanplanes.com/settlement-geography-and-everything-there-is-to-it/ Why is there need to be a balance between urban and rural? Here is everything that you must discover about urban and rural lives.

Advantages of Living in an Urban Settlement

  • Better infrastructure, better assistance, better services!

Whatever people may claim, urban life has surely lead to the betterment of the people, communities and societies. There was a time when people traveled miles to just make a phone call, to see a doctor or to get diesel for their tractors to work. However, today we have everything just minutes away. With a better urban settlement, great infrastructural development has taken place. Now people live in colonies or societies where they have their own hospitals, recreation centers, street lights, schools, and colleges e. t. c. that are located at very convenient distances. Thus, an emergency can now be easily dealt with, without panicking at all.

  • Transport and occupational services are thriving excellently!

Even today, most of the people living in villages and undergoing their education, dream to get a great job within the urban settlement. This is because there are various opportunities, there is a need for skilled and people are acknowledged. However, agriculture is like a family business, a game of inheritance. You may either survive, earn good, or you may just get trapped into it without getting any suitable outcome. From doctors, engineers, teachers, politicians, managers, directors etc, you have got everything in the urban settlement as per your skills and talents. And for sure, with better infrastructure, we now have great roadways, railways and airways connectivity and various transportation modes to keep your journey safe and convenient.

  • Increased opportunities, better globalisation, high economic earnings

A country’s development or developing rate is calculated on the basis of the services, people’s mortality rate, per capita income, expenditure, tourism, and other similar factors. Likewise, these all are only possible when we stay and embrace the power of urban settlement. With just agriculture, no country can ever come up to the mark and connect with other nations on a global level. To bring out the best of yourselves and to give your nation a feeling of glory, it is important for everyone to be a part of the urban network, work well, earn good, turn down the country’s liabilities and bring out glory by enhancing the overall national income and enhancing trade globally.

Well, in some ways urban settlement is harmful to the environment too, although, while keeping all its benefits in mind, it is no doubt that it is the only thing responsible to bring huge changes nationally and globally.

38 thoughts on “How Urban Settlements Has Become an Important part of our Lives”

  1. Salifu Buniyaminu Yusuf

    Urban settlement play an important roles in the environment such as making living easy for people and easy transportation system.

  2. Atabo Donatus,Fpi/Nd/Esm/127

    urbanization has really helped in improving and development of todays nigeria and africa at large, unlike before where one has to travel as far as Abuja to kaduna just to get diesel for tractor to work on thier farmland, urbanization has brought about increased opportunities, better globalization and high economic earnings.
    also transport and occupational services are thriving excellently

  3. ABDULRAHMAN ABDULQADIR/ESM/025

    With the view of things urban settlement has played and still playing a vital roles in the our nation. It is with the help of this development, our country is maintaining its present stage.
    Urban settlement has facilitate most of all the things required in man’s life. Which includes adequate infrastructure, transportation and occupational services.
    I will advice any developing country to stick to and create higher desire for urban settlement in order for their country to possess high value.
    Thanks.

  4. SULE KEBIRU/ESM/027

    Urban settlement is an advanced development of a state or country. With urban settlement a country is liable to achieve allot. For example good infrastructures which include good roads, electricities and water supply. Also individual occupation is highly improved.
    Urban settlement is suitable for a developing nation.

  5. OLUKU SAMSON/ESM/033

    It is a nice an good development of urban settlement in our cities and society at large. With this many countries has gone far and wide in urbanization. And It has made life easy for citizens in developed areas.

  6. SALIFU PEACE OJOJEMIYO/ESM/031

    Urban life has really lead to the betterment of the people, communities and societies. Urbanization has helped people in diverse ways, examples. Schools, hospitals, recreation centres e.t.c. are located at places very convenient for us. It is very important for everyone to be part of the urban network.
    No doubt urban settlement is harmful in some ways, but the benefits can bring a huge changes to our nation and world at large.

  7. Onyishi Chukwuemeka Kingsley ESM/ND/B/17/111

    Intresting planner,but I think I have something to add,since urban settlement can better ones life,does it mean there is no demerit of living in urban settlement?

  8. Sanni O Marvel

    With the help of urbanplanning we can live happily and convenient.and also sure of having a better tommorow. Us and our descendant.

  9. SUNDAY OFOR/ND/EST/17/021

    life in urban is the best ever one can live in, because it gives various opportunity and make people shows their talent, especially things that are made simple through the study of urban. This is interesting

  10. Nathaniel Salome Male/ESM /110

    Urbanization is not a new concept, it has been something we have been working on and transforming for a while now.
    With a better urban settlement great infrastructural development has taken place. Skills and talents can be developed in an urban settlement.
    We all should participate in urbanization.

  11. Ebiloma Esther Ojone. fpi/nd/esm/17/102

    In addition, urbanization should be the heartbeat of countries most especially Nigeria. It leads to high economic return,it entice/attract investors. Urban settlement help individual, society to live in an ideal environment.

  12. Yunusa Shuaib/Esm/083

    urban settlement help in better globalization, and also make transportation to be easy.

  13. Abraham Juliet /Esm/093

    urban settlement plays an important role in our environment because it help to make transportation easier and also help to enhance better globalization.

  14. Ezegwu Nelson Chukwuebuka. FPI/ND/ESM/17/038

    Urban development has don many goog things to our life today through road construction with mechanical equipment,and communications in many ways through phone calls and so many of it

  15. Ezegwu Nelson Chukwuebuka. FPI/ND/ESM/17/038

    Urban development has don many good things to our life today through road construction with mechanical equipment,and communications in many ways through phone calls and so many of it

  16. Abdullahi Ibrahim

    Throgh planning will be able to creat a place for living and for cultivation on a suitable manner and standard living.

  17. Urban senttlment is very important part of our live because today, more than 50-60%of the world population is residing in cities, and greater prospect to work earn an grow..
    Advantage of living urban settlement
    1 better infrastructure
    2 better assistance
    3 better service
    Living urban settlement there was a time when people travel mile to just make phone call to see doctor or to get ladies for their tractor to work. How ever today we have everything just a minutes..
    With my perspective view I can see that urban settlement is very very important in our live.
    Thanks

  18. Through this article, i understand that it is advantageous to live in urban area. This is because in urban settlement alot of developments has taken place. There are things that people spent much time in doing it before, but as a result of urban development, so many infrastructure has being developed. The idea of living in urban area is a very good idea.

  19. ABDULRAHMAN ABDULQADIR/ESM/025

    With the view of things urban settlement has played and still playing a vital roles in our nation. It is with the help of this development our country is maintaining its present stage.
    Urban settlement has facilitate most of all the things required in man’s life. Which includes adequate infrastructure and transportation and occupational services.
    I will advice any developing country to stick to and create higher desire for urban settlement in order for their country to possess high value.

  20. Atabo donatus/fpi/nd/esm/17/127

    urban settlement has really helped in the development of our modern day Nigeria, unlike in the olden days when we have to travel as far as abuja to Kaduna just to get diesel to power our tractors working on our farmlands,now with just a few steps outside your house one can easily get any commodity of their demand

  21. Sule Rabiat fpi/nd/esm/17/015

    Urban settlement has becomes everyone dream, because of the economic prospect of it.
    Since the majority of people living in an urban settlement work outside agriculture, professional occupations and industrial manufacturing provide the economy’s basis. A centralized government and banking system exist with residents relying on a cash or credit system as opposed to barter.

  22. Idakwo Ogohi Shedrach

    Urban settlement is very essential to our lives because more concentration are headed towards there. The youth are the most populated people in urban centres or cities, most of them migrated from the rural areas in search of better life. It was observed in the article that rural areas are involved in agriculture and mining activities. If these two major activities are well developed and facilities are provided for the dwellers in most rural aeeas, the mindset of going to the urban centres will surely be minimised.

  23. ALFA ONECHOJON MICHEAL P.18/018

    This is a great article on urban settlement, urban settlement is really good for everyone on earth,
    it is good for all rural areas to develop their environment to live a convenience life but not to do away with their roles by providing agricultural product that make life easy for those living in urban areas, there should be a cordial relationship between both of them (Urban and Rural)

  24. ALILU PRECIOUS/ESM/068

    With what I have read, urban settlement is the best form of development. Which is adviceable to any rural area.

  25. ALILU PRECIOUS/ESM/B/068

    With what I have read, urban settlement is the best form of development. Which is adviceable to any rural area

  26. ALILU PRECIOUS/ESM/B/086

    With what I have read, urban settlement is the best form of development. Which is adviceable to any rural area

  27. Apeh Blessing Ojonugwa p/18/008

    Urban settlement is equipped with all the modern amenities like the internet, telephone, television, and satellite communication. facilities for shopping, entertainment and other forms of recreation are more concentrated in urban areas. Due to increase of urbanisation, it has result to expansion of towns and cities.

    Urban settlement is economically more stable and luxurious.

  28. Michael benjamin p/18/011

    Planning for the people at present moment and also without compromising that of the future generation is term as sustainable human settlement, indeed urban settlement is not a new concept it has brought about innovation creative minds and idears by rich human resources by people living in the urban area.

  29. SUGEI JEREMIAH, P/18/013

    In our world today urban area has play essential role in our live, most important thing that causes migration from rural to urban city is job opportunity and most people that are migrating are graduate. in my own opinion if a rural area is well planned, organized aesthetically the rate of urbanization will reduce.

  30. OCHENI SAMUEL JACOB P18/025

    An urban area or urban agglomeration is a human settlement
    with high population density and infrastructure of built
    environment . Urban areas are created through urbanization and
    are categorized by urban morphology as cities , towns ,
    conurbations or suburbs . People are living in urban areas to enjoy social amenities, infrastructural, for good education and for job opportunities.

  31. Ajodo shdrach/Esm/066

    Due to urbanization, Nigeria became better in terms of the road construction.people no longer teavel by foot or ussing animals for transportation to mean.Urbanization has made communication easy also, people no longer move to any distance for phone calls in the Urban resettlement,it made things advantageous, people no longer believe in the settlement of rural area.It has created an interrelationships between Nigeria and other countries.Without urbanization, living wouldn’t have been easy it therefore means that Urbanization has made it easy.

  32. Sanni O Marvel fpi/nd/esm/b/17/098

    Permalink
    Urban senttlment is very important part of our live because today, more than 50-60%of the world population is residing in cities, and greater prospect to work earn an grow..
    Advantage of living urban settlement
    1 better infrastructure
    2 better assistance
    3 better service
    Living urban settlement there was a time when people travel mile to just make phone call to see doctor or to get ladies for their tractor to work. How ever today we have everything just a minutes..
    With my perspective view I can see that urban settlement is very very important in our live.
    Thanks

  33. Onoja Wisdom Audu. P.18.015

    The rapid rate of urbanization needs to be effectively managed to ensure that potential economic and social development arising from urbanization are optimized to reduce poverty, improve the quality of life and protect the environment.

  34. Onoja Wisdom Audu. P/18/015

    The rapid rate of urbanization needs to be effectively managed to ensure that the potential economic and social development arising from urbanization are optimized to reduce poverty, improve the quality of life and protect the environment.

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