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    1. Introduction 1.1 Background Global warming is the term used to describe an increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and its oceans. Global warming is caused by either an external factor or our (humans) own action. Examples of external factors are volcanic eruptions and the variation of orbiting the Sun. The burning of fossil fuels, smoking and so on are factors done by humans which could lead towards air pollution. The particles will basically make the ozone layer (the layer that was supposed to reflect UV light from the Sun) thinner. As it becomes thinner, some of the UV light manage to enter but cannot escape the atmosphere. This makes the world hotter and thus, global warming. 1.2 Statement of the Problem There are debates…

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    I moved to Yuba City, California approximately twelve years ago and have lived there ever since. I chose to analyze the climate trends of Yuba City because, even though I may move away soon after graduating college, it is where my parents will continue to live and I would like to have an idea of future climate changes in their city. Yuba City is a fairly small town in Sutter County with a population of 65,416 people (United States Census, 2013). It is located on the Feather River 45 miles north…

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    In the shift from industrial cities of production to post-industrial cities of consumption, global cities, and urban spaces have transformed economically, socially and politically over the past decade. As defined by Thorns, a global city is a city that serves as an international center for the flow of capital, laborers, access to information and commodities (Thorns, 2002). London, the capital of England, is one of the forefront examples of a successful global, post-industrial city. As an…

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    World Economy is one of cities’ primary factors to become powerful global capitals. However at the same time, the cities also faced immigrant issues when it comes to jobs. The article, by John Friedmann often use spatial (division of labor and polarization) for refer to workers in global cities on both economic scale. The cities need low-skilled (mostly immigrants) workers to do the work in many manufacturing (for example, electronics or food packing) or service businesses (for examples,…

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    Well, one of the major characteristics of global cities According to Saskia Sassen, “First, they serve as command points of the global economy, coordinating the increasingly far-flung production of goods and services (Kleniewski, 138). In other words, the main focus is mostly on improving the global economy and also working together in order to increase the amount of goods and services that the corporation is selling or providing to the people. Sassen stated “the global cities have also provided…

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    Saskia Sassen begins by highlighting the ‘global' definition of a global city in a contemporary period. Her key concept of the global city places an emphasis on the system of information and capital. Cities are major parts of a bigger picture which is the systems of information and money. Financial institutions, consulting firms, accounting firms, law firms, and media organizations are all specialized economic businesses that rely on the flow of information and wealth throughout a city. Sassen…

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    We interviewed Neil from Mumbai, India. Mumbai is a very densly populated city in India and is located on India's west coast. The biggest tourist attraction there is The Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Mumbai was formerly called Bombay and changed its name in 1995 due to Shiv Sena deciding that "Bombay" was a corrupted English version of "Mumbai" and an unwanted legacy of British colonial rule. The new name, "Mumbai" comes from Mumbā or Mahā-Ambā, meaning "the name…

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    development. While globalization has its benefits, it instills regional and global competition between cities. Some cities have flourished, becoming world cities. Others struggle to maintain or catch up. To better understand this sense of competition, indexes have conceptualized universal characteristics of existing world cities to measure how other cities will compare. These indexes paint a clearer picture of what comprises a world city and provide direction for how a city might improve its…

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    City – to – city relationship fosters civil society participation as a component of a stronger urban governance, it also challenges the efficiency of the local governments to encourage the participation of the civil society (Bontenbal and Van Lindert, 2008). This is indicative of a strong civil awareness among the different individuals in the society. With such participation, there has been an innovation to the governance and partnerships are made and encouraged. Most partnership between cities…

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    The last century has seen the rapid growth of the urban areas which is likely to be one of the milestones in the current ages. Also known as the urbanization process, this situation is defined by the unprecedented rural population shift to the cities which stems from the Modern period as a result of the Industrial Revolution. However, the key aspect is the universal nature of the issue which has effect on an exceptional transformation in a global scale but on a drastically impact in the social,…

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