The fast life of big cities and career driven people are a great match for each other, and while their union brings economic prosperity, it comes at the cost of mass urbanization.
The unruly and vertical growth of these crowded settlements gives rise to numerous environmental concerns, which could spiral out of control, if measures aren't taken immediately.
San Francisco-based photographer Michael Kerbow has shown us a glimpse of these urban nightmares through his acrylic paintings. In his artistic prophecies, the world's industrial and urban growth has reached such an extent that it depicts a cesspit of manmade structures.
The unsystematic expansion has ended the world as we know it, and all that is left are skyscrapers, bridges, roads and cars.
While the authorities refuse to take the mass urbanization problem seriously, it is anything but. Not only is it a serious environmental – and even medical – concern, but it's also approaching faster than we think.
According to estimates, 64.1 percent of developing countries' population and 85.9 percent of developed countries will be living in urban settlements by the year 2050.