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Urbanization2[1]

  1. 1. BY CHARLES SOMERS Urbanization
  2. 2. Clough article <ul><li>With the development of the information age, New York has lost it’s title as economic capital of America. </li></ul><ul><li>AOL’s decision to buy Time Warner Entertainment has the potential to shift power from the west coast back to New York. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Kotkin articles <ul><li>Over the past 25 years, per capita income, based on purchasing power parity, grew by over 400% in India and a remarkable 1,500% in China. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Brown-gridded lives <ul><li>Billings Montana and kazakhstan the same place? </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of land ownership and management determined shape of both </li></ul><ul><li>As much as each other despise the other they are alike </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nugent-the great translantic migrations <ul><li>Between 1870 and 1914 U.S. takes 23 million immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Most of witch were prospectors of land </li></ul><ul><li>Some to earn a wage </li></ul><ul><li>Most through Ellis island open between 1892 and 1943 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rybczynski-The city in the land of the dollar <ul><li>Other countries such as France has beautiful cities </li></ul><ul><li>America not traditional in cities </li></ul><ul><li>No wonderful squares or centers </li></ul><ul><li>Some have tried but failed like Chicago to many people wanting the all mighty dollar </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Urban Legend by Kotkin <ul><li>The human world is fast becoming an urban worl </li></ul><ul><li>denser is better </li></ul><ul><li>Not all Global Cities are created equal </li></ul><ul><li>Even legitimate cultural meccas aren't insulated from economic turmoil </li></ul>
  8. 8. Urban Legend cont <ul><li>the size of a city roughly correlated with its wealth </li></ul><ul><li>It turns out that the rise of the megacity is by no means inevitable </li></ul><ul><li>a network of smaller cities in the Netherlands has helped create a smartly distributed national economy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Beyond city limits <ul><li>cities rather than states are becoming the islands of governance on which the future world order will be built. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither 19th-century balance-of-power politics nor 20th-century power blocs are useful in understanding this new world. </li></ul>

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