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    In order to be considering a megacity, a city has to have over 10 million citizens in its metropolitan area (Bugliarello, 1999). Different reasons can be nominated as causes of cities become a megacity. People coming from rural areas trying to find a better condition of life maybe are the major reason of the population growth in most megacities. However, with a big agglomeration of people and a big city, the government has to not let the problems assume control of the city. Problems such as overpopulation, housing and natural disasters are common in every megacity and solve them are important to achieve a better quality of life and avoid or reduce environmental problems for the citizens. Every year, people move to city centres to achieve successful…

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    Future Megacity Operations—Lessons from Sadr City The challenges U.S. forces confronted in Sadr City in 2004 and 2008 offer a condensed version of what awaits in future megacities. A megacity is a metropolitan area with a total population in excess of 10 million. In Sadr City’s case, with every day a struggle for survival the Sadrists’ limited initiatives earned tremendous loyalty among the slum’s population and after 2003, the founding of the Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) strengthened the coercive…

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    With reference to Harvey, David. 2000. "The Spaces of Utopia," Megacities Lecture 4: Possible Urban Worlds, Part II (Twynstra: Amersfoort, Netherlands), 53-81. The history and the diversity of the megacities has come since the eighteenth century, and it became more complicated with current technology and innovations, in every decade different thoughts and concepts have been raised with the definition of the sustainable city. Turning over cities to a sustainable cities, is a long-term investment,…

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    The major rapid growth of different populations in our megacities comes at the wrong time. Global population growth is currently in the process from all the poorest parts of countries. Especially when it comes to destinations such as Africa and India. Clearly, India is a growing population with even increasing education levels, which is likely to put India as a power player in the future. According to the different UN Projections, India’s urban population will increase by nearly 250 million in…

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    the globe has its own characteristics and features that make it distinct from any other city. The characteristic distinctions may be realized in terms of city demographics, city administration structures, geographical locales, infrastructure and public facility configuration, and economic systems, among other city aspects and factors. Employing data collection and high level thinking skills, research is carried out to compare and contrast two Asian megacities. In particular, this city report…

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    societies in Europe slowly strayed away from agrarian based society and lean towards urbanization. During the 1800's, industrial revolution took place in many megacities in Britain, including Manchester. Today, Manchester and Britain as a whole, is considered as a well developed society and megacities in developing countries such as Sao Paulo, Brazil currently facing similar issues that megacities in developed nations have faced in the past, in order to be more successful. During the 1800's,…

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    Facts - Top 20 Facts about Asia | Facts.net.”). Asia also has the largest population of all the continents combined with a population of over 4.4 billion as of 2014 (“Google.”) . With this population over two-thirds of the worlds population lives in Asia. Megacities are cities with a population of over 10 million. Asia has seven of the largest megacities in the world (Kotkin, Joel, and Wendell Cox). The question called into question for this essay, is why is the growth in Asian Cities so…

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    Davis stated “...next year or two, a woman will give birth in the Lagos slum of Ajegunle, a young man will flee his village in west Java for the bright lights of Jakarta or a farmer will move his impoverished family into one of Lima’s innumerable pueblos jóvenes” (1). The quotation proves that people will be moving from rural areas to megacities without anyone telling them to do it. Megacities can be described as a larger geographic metropolitan area with a greater population. People were moving…

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    well-rounded text, the purpose of the argument must be clear to the reader in order for it to be effective. Architect Rem Koolhaas and investigative journalist George Packer attempt this in their arguments about the booming megacity of Lagos, Nigeria. Both the documentary Koolhaas appears in and the article Packer writes present strong arguments, but Packer’s article is more effective because he is knowledgeable as an author, both in skill and subject matter; its text uses logos, pathos, and…

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    The question of whether this is a positive impact is rooted in how it will affect the poverty level. There is mass poverty in urbanized areas, one in three people in the developing world who reside in cities live in what is to be considered slums. Poverty is of course a factor in the rural communities as well and to decide whether urbanization is helping the poverty level is difficult to decipher. The main factors are how well the government and private sector can deliver services to higher…

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