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Global Property Guide

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Alongside the large increase in cities populations, their surrounding suburbs are increasing as well, but by even more. 

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Content : The world comes to town

Content : The world comes to town | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
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Urban areas are gaining about 60 million people per year. I find this to be remarkable because I never realized how rapidly it was increasing. However, the largest percentage increases are in Africa and Asia, which I find interesting because they are mostly filled with developing countries. This shows that while developed countries like America always have urban growth, the main stage in a developing country is a large influx to urban areas. 

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10 Cities Where Rents Are Soaring

10 Cities Where Rents Are Soaring | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
While recent data shows that the housing market is making a gradual recovery, booming rental prices are stealing the spotlight.
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While this doesn't include a whole lot of information, I realized still that land rent costs are rising in large cities and I assume it will continue because of the people living in the city will continue to increase. This is a problem because it is making urban living very expensive. 

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Urban Mobility

Urban Mobility | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
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I stumbled upon this when I was looking for an article simply about transportation when it comes to people. As I skimmed over it I realized what I had been overlooking. It is freight transportation. I always think of transportation in cities as the people going all over in cars, subways, taxis, buses, etc, but I forgot about all the goods and such in urban areas. 

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Living in black and white

Living in black and white | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities. By Carl Nightingale. University of Chicago Press; 517 pages; $35 and £22.50. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk CARL...
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This shows how in urban areas where people live is often segregated by color and even religion. I'm not really sure how big of problem it is since all it basically means is different types of people all tend to live in their own areas. However, it does state that at one point black people were basically forced to move to worse parts of urban areas to create room for so called urban renewal projects. I think segregated urban areas are kind of a problem because then certain areas get tagged with titles like the white part of the city or the black part and that isn't fair because people should be able to live among each other no matter the color. 

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Light Rail Transforming Cities, Guiding Development : NPR

This article is about the light rails in America, and how they are transforming urban areas and are reshaping development. 

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List of - Biggest Cities in the World - Worldatlas.com

List of - Biggest Cities in the World  - Worldatlas.com | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it

This site is a list all sorts of facts about the earth. It includes the largest cities by population. I noticed that out of the long list of massive cities, only one is in the United States (NYC). Many of the countries, such as New Delhi, India, have tons of people and is likely crowded into a tight place, which creates difficulties for the people in the city. 

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The world's slums are overcrowded, unhealthy - and increasingly seen as resourceful communities that can offer lessons to modern cities. - The Boston Globe

The world's slums are overcrowded, unhealthy - and increasingly seen as resourceful communities that can offer lessons to modern cities. - The Boston Globe | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it

This article thoroughly explains slums and what role they play in different types of countries and cities. 

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Running freeways through cities has often been a costly mistake. So, what now? | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Running freeways through cities has often been a costly mistake. So, what now? | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
  I am of the opinion, which is by no means universally held, that the Interstate Highway System, whose construction was begun in the 1950s, was good for America, or at least a net plus when it comes to travel...
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This gives both good and bad sides of the layout of freeways in urban areas. While it is good for faster travel between cities, freeways do a terrible job of conveying traffic in heavily populated areas causing extremely slow transportation. Meanwhile, it causes residential problems as well. 

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Problems of Urban India | Fair Observer°

Problems of Urban India | Fair Observer° | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
With a rapidly increasing urbanization India's majour cities are now facing great social issues including housing problems, waste disposal and shortage of electric po
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I am very glad I found this article. It is about urban and rural India. Their urban population is growing quickly. People who used to live in the rural areas are now moving to the urban areas, which is causing problems because their cities do not have the proper housing for the influx of people, and also puts pressure on the public utilities in the cities as they can't handle so many people. 

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Residential Street Pattern Design

Residential Street Pattern Design | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it

This shows the different types of patterns suburbs use in their residential areas and which gives them the most space for building ground. 

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Are immigrants good for cities? | vox

Are immigrants good for cities? | vox | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it
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This debates whether immigrants are good or bad for cities mainly focusing on wages and crowding.

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Urbanization and Cities

Nowadays, most people in developed countries live in urban areas over rural areas. In the past it used to be most lived in rural areas. This is for MDCs. 

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Why the grid is a great asset to our cities | Sustainable Cities Collective

Why the grid is a great asset to our cities | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Geo Ind. Study | Scoop.it

I found this to be very interesting. It includes many pictures including aerial views of grid planned cities. Also, it explains many different benefits of the grid. 

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Inner City Issues

This article explains the inner cities and the problems experienced such as disease, traffic, crime, and much more. 

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