GCSE Geography

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ghoran
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GCSE Geography
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2012-08-25 03:38:52
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urban change part one developing world city environmental problems Mexico
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  1. How is Mexico City trying to reduce air pollution from cars
    Hoy no cirulan (today it (your car) does not circulate)
  2. how is Mexico City trying to reduce the water problem from lack of sewers
    by self help schemes in the shanty towns of Mexico
  3. how is mexico city trying to solve the problem of urban sprawl into rural areas and the destruction of wildlife habitats
    Mexican city authorities are beginning to allow more and more building upwards i.e. skyscrapers and tower blocks , rather than simply further and further outwards
  4. Mexico City has , in th past , been close to being ruined by
    pollution and congestion and other problems stemming from poor planning but now it is fighting back and wants to become nicer and more liveable-in
  5. .... of Mexico city's population lives in shanty towns with no basic srvices (water , sewers , electricity etc . It also has very rich people who live in luxury gated communities with rooftop swimming pools and commuting by helicopter
    1/3
  6. at least .... of Mexico city's economy is informal (.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................)
    • 40%
    • people who have illeagl jobs (they do not pay taxes) and who make a living based on selling small amounts of things , from childrens books to luminous stars or collecting rubbish for recycling
  7. what problems does Mexico city have
    homless street kids shanty towns pollution crime and a short supply of water
  8. the international poverty line in the past has been roughly a .... a day . In 2008 , the world bank came out with the revised figure of of .... a day
    • $1
    • $1.25
  9. poverty line
    the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve adequate standard of living in a given country (the poverty line is significantly higher in developed countries than in developing countries
  10. Mexico city is a sprawling urban area of ..... people (second largest city in the world) where .... of the people live below the poverty line
    • 19m 
    • 40%
  11. what type of city is Mexico
    a megacity
  12. what is the capital of Mexico
    Mexico City

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