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Globalization

The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun.

 

Questions to ponder: What are the driving forces behind globalization? What areas are most impacted by globalization?  How does globalization benefit some, and adversely impact others? Why?

 

Tags: Globalization, economic, industry, NGOs, political, scale, unit 6 industry.


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Kyle Toner's comment, September 10, 2012 12:31 PM
Globalization is an overall positive drive. In time globalization needs to mold developing countries who are in need of a better political and economical system
Sheyna Vargas's comment, September 10, 2012 1:16 PM
After watching this video, it is becoming clear that Globalization isn't just one-sided. While making it easier to connect with people all around the world and lowering costs for businesses, it is also causing harm to less developed countries. The question that pops into my head is, "Does the ends justify the means?" One could argue either point.
First, Globalization has made the world a "smaller" place. Not only is it easier to communicate with one another on different sides of the world but it’s also easier and cheaper to transport goods across nations and bodies of water. These are obviously benefits to both the developed countries and lesser developed countries in getting goods in timely fashions and producing jobs in both areas. Globalization also creates competition amongst developing nations to learn or advance in new skills to bring and/or keep jobs in their country/area.
On the other hand, Globalization is also wreaking havoc on cultural diversity around the global with Western music, food, and products becoming more available. Western culture is basically looked upon as the “money making” culture. Globalization, by creating competition is also harming local business in newly developing countries. This drives the prices down for the local businesses and makes them work for less.
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Powerful discussion and argument for the future of squatter communities or shanty towns. A point to consider, by 2050 our cities will hold roughly 6 billion people. How can we deal with the issues of our cities at present and prevent the expansion of squatter communities? How do we incorporate such communities into formal organization of cities?

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An INCREDIBLE series that looks into a few essential questions on the nature of the American and global economy through a series of 20 short films.

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Here's our 3rd reading for Urban Geography.

EQ 3:  How are Periphery and Semi-periphery cities organized, and how do they function?

Complete 4-Column notes for this reading. Come to class with your questions and connections! Be ready to make comparisons to the Core city models we studied earlier!

 

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Complete this outline as part of your rough draft planning.

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EQ 2: How are [Core] cities organized, and how do they function?

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