Lesson 18: African & Latin American Urbanization


Lesson 18: African & Latin American Urbanization


Palen (9th) CH-16

  1. What has been the pattern of urban economic development in sub-Saharan Africa during the last 20 years?
  2. What impact has AIDS had on African cities?
  3. How did the spatial pattern of colonial African cities differ from indigenous African cities?
  4. What was (is) the function, physical appearance, and social role of African primate cities?
  5. How do tribal bonds affect life in African cities?
  6. How did the colonial social structure of Spanish Latin American cities differ from that of the English colonies of North America?
  7. What role do squatter settlements and shantytowns play in the development of contemporary Latin American cities?
  8. What is the “myth of marginality” and how does it apply (or not) to Latin American cities?
  9. How would the ecological complex of POET (population, organization, environment, and technology) explain recent developments in Latin American urbanization?
  10. What is the importance of the “City Study” for understanding the problems of urban newcomers



pete padilla 

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