Too many people; too little food.
Delusion or reality?
Global north: 10% population
Global south: 90% population
- Despite our small size, we’re the most powerful, because it’s about resources
- We command the economic system
- The bulk of our immigrants are coming from the global south
o This poses a paradox/contradiction, because we’re terrified of them but we need them
for trade, etc.
Clash of Ignorance
- Incidences like 9/11 have been seen over many religions and cultures (i.e. mass child killing in
Texas by Christians – but we don’t see the same outcry against them)
- I love Katey.
- Katey better love Panda.
- Cultural wars
o Concepts of “us” and “them” are enforced by inferiority and superiority
How should we intervene?
- Coercion: imposition of family planning policies
o One child
China – this can lead to gender preference
They’ve also been involved in social development, so you can’t point a
finger at which is really doing the work – probably a combo.
o Deprova implants (India)
Form of birth control – carefully watched to determine the effect this may have
on Western women
If women agreed to get this, then the pharmaceutical companies would build
schools and bring water to the community
Stays in for 7 years – irremovable unless at risk of death from side effects
- Collaborative: social development
o Expanded economic choices
o Enhanced security
Build social capacity and modernise birth rates drop
Why not collaborative intervention?
- Long term social development strategies don’t address immediate environment problems
- Social development in global south undermines increasing affluences in global north
o Foreign aid through taxation Social development of the global south decreases our ability to get money
Coercive intervention benefits pharmaceutical companies
Too many bodies or too few opportunities?
Why do people migrate?
- Sharia law
o Legal system rooted in the text of Islam
o Suggested to have this put into place because the Islam community has become so large
Signaled how cities have changed and how changes have affected institutions
o How far do we take cultural inclusivity?
- People move for jobs
o Massive movements for labour
o Conflicts are being carried over from other countries (we can’t deal with them from a
Urban spaces and social interaction
- Human society takes place in a physical environment
o Cities: context of social interaction
Social inequality of race, class, gender
Cities are more than just bricks & mortar (we work & live closer together)
What space is used and what is not? Who controls that space? Social power
o Migration patterns: diversity
o Environmental damage and dependency
o Can we live sustainably? Can we live in harmony?
Context of social life