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Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Seven million people living in 423 square miles (1,096 sq km).
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These apartments are so small! Hong Kong is a very widely populated area, but I never would have imagined that people would live in apartments like these. Some of the apartments didn't even have windows. In comparison to apartments in the U.S that room isn't big enough for one person never mind a group of people. I can understand trying to utilize space, but health wise it can't be the best situation for three people to live in such a tight space. Personally I think that I would feel a little claustrophobic living in an apartment like that. I would be interested to see what age range lives in these type of apartments, whether it's students, families, or etc. From reading the article is appears that these apartments are not cheap either!
These apartments are so small that they can only be photographed from the ceiling. Massive urbanization with limited space means that real estate is at a premium and many laborers will not be able to afford large living spaces. Hong Kong is an extreme example of this and it brings new meaning to the term "high-density housing."
I understand that thiere is a high density population but having people live like this is unjust. It reminds me of a prison cell, I can't imagine more than one person living in this area. If places are becoming more and more pacaked, they shouldn't build places to fit more and more people like this. People still need there space.
Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/b6sR86 The capital of the South Asian country Bangladesh, Dhaka, has a population that is booming. However, it stands ...
This is a good youtube link on Urbanisation
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The current rise or durability of the economies of the Global South do not signal that economic geography does not matter, but that current investment has simply shifted.
In an era where globalization has rendered distances a minor barrier to diffusion, some have erroneously concluded that geography is no longer relevant to economic development and urban planning. Nothing could be farther from the truth, but that doesn't mean that the 'old rules' of space and place aren't be re-written. This is a nice article that discusses the continued importance of spatial thinking and geography for urban planning.
Tags: urban, planning, economic, urbanism, globalization, unit 7 cities.