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Master_Yodaman
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imabench
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Urbanization

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imabench
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Master_Yodaman

Con

Akin to Jared Diamond's argument that Agriculture was the worst mistake in the history of the human race, so to was Urbanization. Pollution, crime, overpopulation, suburbanization, Mcmansions, and the loss of farmland are but a few of the issues that Urbanziation has touched upon. For these reasons, I believe that Urbanization was the second worst mistake in the history of the human race.
imabench

Pro

I accept this debate and will argue that urbanization is a good thing,

I would like to alert voters that the time limit between rounds is merely 3 hours....
Just in case one of us FF a round it might be because of the time constraints.

Other than that

Debate Round No. 1
Master_Yodaman

Con

Master_Yodaman forfeited this round.
imabench

Pro

Sorry I'm at a Billy Joel concert at UM I'll make my argument in round 3
Debate Round No. 2
Master_Yodaman

Con

Master_Yodaman forfeited this round.
imabench

Pro

Reasons why Urbanization is beneficial to society
1) It allows millions of people to live comfortably in a small area which conserves space
2) It allows for people to easily improve their lifestyle
3) It allows people to seek economic opportunity better
4) It allows for the centralization of business, wealth, and services
5) It is a tool for measuring how prosperous a country is
6) It allows for people to become specialized at different skills in an economy
7) It allows for people to pollute less per person than they would living suburban lifestyles
8) It allows for exchange between countries overseas and internationally better than if they were rural
9) It allows for modernization to solve any problems caused by early urbanization

I hope this is enough to prove why urbanization is at least not the second worst mistake humanity has ever made :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Guitar_Guru 4 years ago
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