Lesson 16: Developing Countries


Lesson 16: Developing Countries

Palen (9th) CH-14

  1. In what four ways do patterns of urbanization in developing countries differ from those found in U.S. and European cities of a century ago?
  2. What is meant by the urban explosion?
  3. What are some of the demographic characteristics of cities in the developing world?
  4. What is the informal economy, and what role does it play in cities in the developing world?
  5. What role do multinational corporations play in contemporary third world development?
  6. Where were the largest cities in the world located 50 years ago, where are they now, and what does this suggest about the urban future?
  7. What are the characteristics of primate cities, and where are they located?
  8. What is meant by the concept of over-urbanization, and how serious a problem is it?
  9. What is life like in squatter settlements, and what does the text recommend be done regarding squatter settlements?
  10. What four factors does the text suggest will impact third world urban growth during the next decade?



pete padilla 

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