GGR100H1 Lecture : lecture 1

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18 Dec 2012
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It is growing at a relatively normal level , One mega city - mexico city - (more than 10 million ) - there are many issues that come along with big cities, like the challenges wit sanitation, transportation and so on. World city - is basicaly measured based on population, financial institutions, multinational corporations, global services and diversity. Low rates of industialization - relatively high resource substruction, agriculture, and some manufacturing. High concentrations of rural populations (more later on that) - Current emphases on touris, services and offshore banking. High rates of informal economic activity - any activity that is not in the gov"t radar, ex. illegal activities that are not taxed. Large, old, internal highland cities (mexico city, guatemala city, san salvador) Tourist areas along the coasts of mexico, costa rica and panama. Less of a port emphasis than in the caribbean. Spanish influence of grid surrounding square is more pronounced (

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