Author | Patricia M. LicerasOne of the major problems of many contemporary cities is that they have generated significant suburban rings of population. This is an urban planning model structured in layers like an onion, in which a large number of people have to visit the heart of the city on a regular basis, since this is where the administrative, economic and cultural centre is located.This urban structure brings with it huge problems in terms of efficiency. Maintaining a high-density neighbourhood with blocks of apartments is not the same as maintaining a much more extensive neighbourhood with detached houses. Furthermore, there are still numerous problems associated with the high density of mega-cities. Without forgetting the gentrification phenomenon, which entails expelling people from these cities who can no longer afford to live in them.
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