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Lecture 5

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Lecture 5Next weeks midtermwill cover lectures 2345 and the required readings for those weeksthe midterm will be held in the lecture theaterthe questions will be short answersthere will be four questions of which you should answer 2the time allotted will be 30 mins example questionswhat were four transformative aspects of the industrial revolution and what were their respective impact on the cities th How does gold 2008 explain the failure of 20 century utopian projects for cities What are the big urban envi issues todayBecause the urban crisis shifted from the rich country to poor countries where rapid urbanization happens in Europe couple of years ago Africa north American the location changed because of the growth of number of people growing in cities limited supply for water supply public schools etc is one of the indication of these rapidly growing citiesgrowth of poverty inequality and slumsglobal sustainability making things much worst on the next generationglobal warmingincreasing environmental riskschallenges of urban governancequestions about urban resilience creating citites and communities that can withstand shocksfostering equity sustainabilitysustainability into global debate of poverty as one of the greatest environmental risk no choice but to gather what resources they have deforestation for example creation of new kinds of diseases waste management are examples of povertyUrbanization th the key issue in 19 centurythe shift of rural areas to urban areasurbanization patterns of the next 40 years will be critical to the long run sustainability and livability of the planet the world organization will be completed in 2050 the rest of the world will be 70 percent urban world urban population is projected to grow just by over 3 billion from 329 billion in 2007 to 64 billion in 2050 93 percent of that growth will be in developing countriesall of that growth will be in cities as total rural population is expected to declineby 2050 the urban transition will be largely completed 70 percent of the global population will live in cities and the period of greatest urban growth and development will be finishedindustrializedEurope north America japan
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