Arguments in Favor
Most people love cities and many are flocking there from the country.
Modern man is too sophisticated for simple country pleasures.
It is enough to visit the countryside on weekends.
Getting to work by bike is healthy.
People easily adapt themselves to city life; noise, traffic, etc. are hardly noticed.
Only a small minority of city
dwellers are involved in crime and violence.
It is good to be near one's friends and never cut off by weather conditions.
Life is never dull; there is always something to do.
There are better schools and services in big cities.
There are more chances for employment. There is a greater range of jobs and
the pay is higher.
There is more opportunity to succeed in life.
There is more opportunity to meet a variety of interesting people.
Living standards are higher.
It is easier to earn more money.
The educational level is higher; it is a better place for children.
The teachers in the schools are better.
There is more choice of schools.
The shopping has a wider variety and prices are better.
Large modern cities are too big to control.
and traffic jams everywhere.
Commuting stretches man's resources to the utmost.
Unforeseen events (e.g. power
cut, heavy snowfall, etc.) can cause conditions of
dwellers adopt a wholly unnatural way of life. They lose touch with the land
and the rhythm of nature.
seasons become irrelevant in their lives.
Rents are high; buying a house of your own for average people is impossible.
The cost of living is higher in big cities.