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The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City

The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City
The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City, Mumbai is among the world's largest, and poorest, cities. Image © Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons
Mumbai is among the world's largest, and poorest, cities. Image © Flickr User Cactus Bones; Licensed via Creative Commons

In this article on the Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida delves into recent research by Edward Glaeser, the author of Triumph of the City, which investigates the emergence in recent decades of mega-cities in developing nations. Though cities have long been connected to prosperity he points out that in these new cities, residents remain poor. The answer it seems is linked to our globalized economy, as well as the under prepared governments in these countries. However Glaeser and Florida don't see this as a reason for panic, or to abandon urbanization, but rather to ensure that urbanization is supported more effectively by government. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "The Rise of the Poverty-Stricken Mega-City" 21 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/469485/the-rise-of-the-poverty-stricken-mega-city/> ISSN 0719-8884
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