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Urban Growth Trends Sasha Gabrielle Islam Date due February 4 th , 2011
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I chose Dhaka, Bangladesh as my city. My father moved from Bangladesh when he was in his late teens to the US so he could go to college here. I know it is a poor country since a handful or more of my family from there came to make their lives better, to be better than poverty and middle class. There are signs of stratification throughout the world, and Bangladesh has been growing and becoming poorer as it does. “As the world's fastest growing megacity -- and one of its poorest -- Dhaka is facing this challenge sooner than most. Its population, now estimated at about 15 million, is expected to hit 20 million by 2025. Slums house between 30 and 50 percent of all Dhaka residents -- and they continue to absorb most of the hundreds of thousands of new migrants who arrive every year.” - Erik German from the Global Post (2010) “Thousands of poor people come to the city to find work, any work, to save them from starvation. A secure, permanent place to live is an unimaginable luxury as regular evictions and
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY phil 105 taught by Professor Geth during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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