What are some disadvantages to city living?

As an aspiring architect, I believe that society would function much better if the vast majority of people lived in the city as opposed to suburban areas. However, there are obviously many obstacles that cities must overcome in order to accommodate the various needs and lifestyles of individuals and families. The... show more As an aspiring architect, I believe that society would function much better if the vast majority of people lived in the city as opposed to suburban areas. However, there are obviously many obstacles that cities must overcome in order to accommodate the various needs and lifestyles of individuals and families. The reality is that today's urban areas are simply not built to accommodate large and diverse populations, and thus, many people resort to suburbs. Here is my question: what current obstacles and disadvantages exist that keep people from living in cities?
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