The Urban World
Sold by Patricia McCormick details the journey of thirteen year old Lakshmi, a girl
born in Nepal (a country neighboring India) and who was tricked into prostitution under the
guide of being a m
Silver Slack, an investment bank announces that the interest rate it charges on loans depends
on (i) number of loans, (ii) number of borrowers, and (iii) the amount loaned out in dollars.
a) Suppose that you were curious to find out how much does the inte
London: Global City
Adapted from powerpoint by Ron Forest, Univ. of Tennessee
Ranking March 2012
Note how, today, financial power correlates quite well with
overall economic power. The top three are the same on both the
lists, although there are
Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
Most densely populated city in
the world. 30,000 per sq km
is growing esp. in
Natural increase as well
Mumbai (Bombay) India. Portuguese 1534, UK 1661-1947.
An unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater - 3 feet
above the previous record - gushed into Gotham
Battle: More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy
2012 Bid Competition
Odds prior to
New York, USA
New Brunswick: Urban Change
(with thanks to Mike Siegel)
Albany Street Bridge, early 20th Century
New Brunswick area first occupied by Lenni-Lenape
First European settlers came in the late Seventeenth Century.
Inians Ferry established in 1
Shanghai is a modern top tier city in China that has taken on an increasingly
larger role in worldwide finance, fashion, and the arts. Both of my parents grew up in
Shanghai during the 1970s-1980s under the regime of then Chairman Mao Zedong.
London at Night by Jason Hawkes
Waterloo Station Eurostar terminus
The London Eye
East End Financial District
Emirates Stadium Arsenal Football Club
Emirates Stadium: Arsenal Football Club
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar. Open late 2008.
Map of Nigeria. Lagos, in its southwestern corner, is no longer the capital city
but it is the countrys largest and most important city as well as its busiest port.
It is also Sub-Saharan Africas largest city.
Lagos is one of the
worlds 26 megacities,
Detroit: A Tale of Two Cities
n 1950, Detroit was the 4th largest city in the U.S. with population of 1.89 million.
n 2010 Detroit was the 18th largest city with a population of 770,000, of whom
nearly 83% were African American.
Median household income in
Early Urban Civilizations
Agricultural Revolution brought surpluses and sedentary settlements.
Allowed accumulation of wealth land can be passed on through
generations. Beginning of inequality/stratification.
Allowed extended family forms polygamy and wid
Religion and the City
Cities from their origins have been
associated with religion.
Throughout history, cities have been
religious centers and some have been
theocracies (ruled by religious leaders).
Today, in the U.S., the separation of church
Urbanization in Asia
In 1800, two centuries ago, Asia had more urban dwellers than
the rest of the world combined.
In 2000, Asia has more urban dwellers than any other continent.
In 2003 Asias population (3.8 billion) was 60% of the world