L4%20Affleunce%20and%20poverty - GES1310 Comprehending the...

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GES1310 Comprehending the City Lecture 4 Affluence and poverty in cities Instructor: Maggi Leung Lecture outline • City: A place of differences • City: concentration of affluence and poverty • Measuring economic inequality • Case of Hong Kong Proximity and difference • Cities: places of concentration, places of proximate relationships • Cities: places of differences - drawn into contact because of geographical closeness • How are differences played out in cities? Scenarios of interactions • Accept differences - interactions with respect • Reject differences - discrimination - drawing “walls” around themselves and their communities (sometimes with physical boundaries) • Co-existence without exchange - remain indifferent and remote despite nearness (so close, but so far away) Forms of differences • Economic •G end e r •Ag e • Religious • Sexual orientation • Body features • Cultural • Ethnic (geographical background) Concentration of affluence • Cities: centres of command and control • The elite have always clustered in cities • Pre-industrial time: poor communication and transport > concentration around urban areas • Changes as communication and transportation technologies advanced - esp. in USA x sub-urbanisation
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Demand for the poor • Provide services for the elite • Migration to the cities - internal migration (rural to cities) - international migration (global cities)
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2010 for the course GES ges1100s taught by Professor Profh during the Spring '10 term at CUHK.

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