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Unformatted text preview: 3.17.11 Latin American Cities Urbanism, or the culture of living in towns and cities, is one of the major remnants of colonialism. Part of urban geography is the practice of urban planning, and the idea that we can design or engineer space, and therefore channel and control society. Always mixed with some elements of Utopianism. Cities in the New World were seen as new pristine versions of European cities and were based off those cities in many ways. Almost all development took place under government supervision. Migration and Urbanization mega-cities Urbanization- 50%-90% Mexico City 18 million So Paulo 18 million Buenos Aires 12 million Rio de Janeiro 11.5 million Urban primacy the tendency for the big cities to get even bigger. Cities more than twice as large as the next biggest city in that country. Many are 3 to 4 times larger. twice as large as the next biggest city in that country....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08