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1

What are the most critical world cities called?

Hubs

2

Explain and give examples of the business and trade hub?

Allows for strong interconnections e.g Heathrow airport is the largest airport in Europe, and Tokyo is the headquarters for TNCs

3

Explain the production hub

Decisions on marketing and production across the globe is made by TNCs

4

Explain the role of the political hub

Dedicate training between companies and attempt to offer financial support which is essential for growth of LEDCs

5

Outline the role of the migration hub

World cities attract talented, intelligent workers and increasing diversity increases the capacity for alternative ideas

6

The growth of cities development was due to?

Agricultural revolution, industrial processes, power ability, improved transport and public health

7

How many people live in Mumbai?

14.5 million

8

How many migrants enter Mumbai per day?

1000

9

What is the projected population of Mumbai by 2025?

26 million

10

Why is Dharavi the most popular slum in Mumbai?

Located between two major rail lines and rent can be as little as 180 rupees per month (£2.20)

11

What is the issue with Dharavi's water system?

Too much pressure, dependent on the monsoon system

12

What is wrong with the living conditions in Dharavi?

Poorly built, cramped houses, no sewage system and is a risk to health

13

What is wrong with the waste system in Dharavi?

Too much waste is leading to air pollution, 25% of deaths between 2007-2008 were due to respiratory issues

14

What is the issue with Dharavi's health care?

Strained, only reaching 30% of the poor urban areas

15

What system has been installed in Dharavi to improve the water system?

Rain harvesting systems

16

What programme attempted to install 330 communal toilets in Dharavi?

Slum sanitation programme

17

What project in Dharavi attempted to improve slums conditions?

Redevelopment project

18

What transport is attempting to improve congestion?

Mopeds

19

Who supported Mumbai's redevelopment project?

The world bank

20

How much is the Mumbai urban transport project worth?

£1 billion

21

How many residents had to be relocated due to the Mumbai urban transport project?

100,000

22

How were Mumbai's relocated residents benefitted?

Running water, electricity, more space and close to schools

23

How many Eco-friendly busses were put in place to improve Mumbai?

600

24

What is the location of Bangalore?

South India

25

Why did Bangalore experience rapid urbanisation?

IT boom caused many migrants to move for jobs, IBM employed over 100,000

26

What were the impacts of Bangalore's rapid urbanisation?

Urban sprawl, inadequate city infrastructure and high pollution

27

How was the rapid urbanisation managed in Bangalore?

Creation of new urban spaces, city connect and urban model target 2030

28

How many cities account for how much of the worlds economy?

100 cities for 30% of the global economy

29

Define urbanisation

The growth in the proportion of a countries population that live in the urban area