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School: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Department: Geography
Course: Cities of the World
Professor: Zcidell chen
Term: Fall 2016
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Cost: 50
Name: Final Exam Study Guide: Part 1
Description: Final Exam Study Guide: Part 1
Uploaded: 12/09/2016
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Why is e‐waste a growing problem in South Asian cities?




What causes the distinctive monsoon climate of South Asia, and how does it affect the region’s cities?




Facts and figures to know (to close approximation, based on the book) What percentage of the population lives in cities within each of the three regions (East Asia, South Asia, Oceania)?



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entage of the population lives in cities within each of  the three regions (East Asia, South Asia, Oceania)?  East Asia= 59% South Asia=30% Oceania= 73% II. 1. Be able to explain the differences between the bazaar cities  and colonial cities of South Asia in terms of spatial layout. 2. What causes the distinctive monsoon climate of South Asia,  and how does it affect the region’s cities?Monsoon climates are caused by a seasonal shift in wind  Monsoon can cause infrastructure problems, water  contamination and sewage problems, it also poses health risks  as cholera can result from an environmental issues reaching  an urban area.  Source: Weather Questions.com  3. Be able to interpret a climograph and compare cities based on  their yearly precipitation and temperature. This you will learn through experience. (: Source: GEOG 204 Lecture Slide4. Why is e‐waste a growing problem in South Asian cities? E-waste is discarded electronics it is a problem because it  contains heavy metals plastic, and lead. Official Recoiling centers  in south Asia are actually struggle to maintain e-aster facilities  even those they pose a great health risk. Informally sectors  happened to thrive more despite regulations.  5. What are the site and situation factors that have made the  economic “tigers” of East Asia successful? - Fast developing country - Site actors: Small Territories, cheap but skilled labor - Situation factors: good sea access, proximity to japan, u.s. - State capitalism: free market, but government-owned firms  - Examples: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan  6. How was Japan’s colonization in East Asia similar to and  different from British colonization in that region? Similarities: ­ Japan introduced Korea to western-style ideas (urban planning) Differences: ­ Japan endeavored to also eliminate the cultural identity of the  natives ­ Europeans looked at Hong Kong as a purely economic  acquisition to establish port industries there was no strong ties to Mainland China in Hog Kong  ­ China ceded Hong Kong to Britain  7. What are "shrinking cities" and how are they different in Japan  from other regions? Japan’s shrinking cities are a result of its low birth and large  aging population. There cities unlike North America and Europe are not shrinking mostly due unaffordability but also lack of  populations. It is also important to note that most  suburbanization occurred among lower-income residents unlikethe middle and upper income that suburbanized in the United  State.  8. Distinguish among the three main regions of China in terms of  external cultural influences and modern economic activity.Northern China:  • Geography: Historical and present core • Economically: Agriculture, heacy industry • Culturally: Western influence via japan,  • ¨ Beijing (NYC): capital ¨ Tianjin (Chicago): gateway ¨ Shenyang (Miami): rustbelt ¨  Harbin (Boston): former gateway ¨ Dalian (Phoenix): IT and beaches Western China  • Cultural: Contains most Ethinic minorities, islam  • Economic: Sillk Road Legacy,  • Geography: Geographic Center Southern China • Culturally: Most Colonial Influence  • Geography: Yangtze River , Pearl River • Economically: rapid urbanization, rural-urban migration  • Politically: Center of Nationalists vs. Communist  • Shanghai (NYC): financial, cultural capital ¨Wuhan (DFW): KMT capital ¨ Nanjing (Philly):  historical capital ¨ Guangzhou (LA): port city ¨ Shenzhen (Chicago): first SEZ ¨ Hong  Kong (SF): global city 9. How has Seoul’s situation changed over time, and how might it  change in the future? There is a lot of urbanization in Seoul and currently the it is the center  of unified Korea but also near the militarized portion of south Korea. In  the future South Koreans might plan to change their capital,  decentralize, or promote the growth of satellite cities and suburbs.  10. Compare and contrast the physical environments of Australia and New Zealand, including their implications for urban dwellers. Australians are dealing with the challenges of a hotter climate. Cities  such as Melbourne loss an estimate $10 million in revenue loss due to  heat-island effects. Desalination plants are also underway in Melbourne and other Australian cities to combat the dry climate and times of  droughtNew Zealand has challenges with earth quakes that propel buildings  upwards. Auto mobile are also propelled upwards but hen sink creating hazards means of transportation throughout the city 11. How does Canberra demonstrate Australian identity through its  natural and built environments? I honestly can’t find this answer, sorry ): Source: Cities of the World by Stanley Brun

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