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GPHY 101 Study Guide - Final Guide: Renewable Energy, The Neighbourhood, NeoliberalismPremium

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GPHY 101
Anne M C Godlewska
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Queen's University
GPHY 101
Human Geography
Fall 2017
Professor: Godlewska, Anne Marie Claire
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Module 10
Cities 1
oDetroit employment
Jobs were lost during 2007 and 2009
Highest unemployment rate in Michigan
Lowest point was January 2009
oCalgary Employment
Decreasing fast
Sharp increase but decreasing just as fast
Division of labour
Minor, quarrying, oil and gas
oPopulation Growth Comparison
Bejing and Shanghai population is very high
25% population decrease
50% of manufacturing jobs eliminated
14.6% population decrease
oDetroit’s Industry: History
Known as the “Motor City”
More people were moving to the towns where the factories were built
which dropped population
1974 major oil crisis
main automotive industry
3 main companies

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city is till unstable because of automotive industry
increasing competition
diversifying is how they can improve
o Calgary’s Industry: History
2014-2015 recession
highest annual GDP across industry
o Geographic
Economic issues concerning cities
Population trends
The division of labour
Food 1:
o Indigenous traditional way of life decreasing due to food insecurity
Health 2:
o Healthy foods
Provides energy
Helps grow
o Food Availability in Saskatchewan
Cost of food is expensive; more north is more expensive
Healthy food is not consistently available in grocery stores
Proximity of stores
46% have walk in distance
17% only have 1 grocery store in their area
o physical isolation
lack of walking
no public transit routes
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