geography notes exam 3 - Bogota Columbia Similar to Mexico...

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Bogota, Columbia Similar to Mexico city high plateau, surrounded by high mountains Northern third: wealthy Mid section: Downtown Southern third: high poverty High shopping malls per capital Why? A lot of drug related violence in Bogota, but the mall was like safe place (has armed guard) UN Urban agglomeration 2016: 11, 966,000 South side of Bogota: tin roof housing with blocks, bricks Istanbul (along the bosphurus) 16, 694, 000: Un urban agglomerations, 2016 just like Bogota, it has wealthy, middle class, and highly impoverished Singapore Unique about their housing? Most of it is public. Government owe/ develops residents lease or own a condo Pay mortgage to government Vast houses: high rises, space is premium Population: UN 5.67 million, PRB-5.6 Government housing More than 1 million flats (Apartments In 26 towns/estate 90% of housing is government 80% of that purchased from the government Senior Housing: low rise Not there anymore probably because its not financially beneficial Uben (island next to Singapore) Traditional malay housing Very rural space Cairo Cemetery--> large number of people live in cemetery City (cities) of the Dead several cemetery “cities” largest may have more than 500,000 informal residents (some recent estimates say up to 1 million) Numbers increased significantly since “Arab Spring” Some parts have amenities-others do not Technically illegal Historically cemeteries were honored spaces Some live here to honor ancestors Most here due to poverty Tomb “rooms” provide some cover
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Live in make shift/informal housing Some have lived there for decades Some few) urban amenities City of Cairo doesn’t have an alternative space, thus they just turn a blind eye to it Corn growing near the public government housing Proximal to the Nile, vast majority of Egypt if arable Nile floods seasonal, puts nutrient rich sediments on the floor. Flood plain are are nutrient rich, outside Nile is pure dessert Great agriculture in Nile value but in metro Cairo housing takes you the agriculture space.
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