Third World Urban Crisis Essay

Third World Urban Crisis
This paper discusses the principal characteristics of the Third World urban crisis.
# 4947 | 1,232 words | 4 sources | APA | 1998 | GB

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This paper is an in-depth examination of the Third World urban crisis. The paper looks at high population growth rates and growing immigration into urban areas that are causing huge problems for public services and governmental control of urban growth. The paper examines the informal sector of the economy, in which most urban poor are employed, together with possible suggestions on how to deal with the urban problem.

From the Paper:

"As a whole, the Third World urban population is growing at the rate of 4% per year. This is three times the urban growth rate of First World countries. Latin America and East Asia are almost as urbanized as the western world, as nearly 50% of their people live in cities with 500,000 or more inhabitants. As the new century begins, more than 20 of the world's cities will have a total population of 10 million or more. With the exceptions of Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Osaka and Moscow, most of them will be in the Third World. The largest First World agglomerations were the world's biggest in the 1940's, but are now smaller than much bigger Third World rivals such as Mexico City and Sao Paulo."

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Third World Urban Crisis (2002, May 30) Retrieved June 30, 2022, from

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