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Cities of Today, Cities of Tomorrow

Unit 3: What is a City Made Of?
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The objectives of Unit 3 are:
  • to introduce students to the concepts of "population density" and "efficiency"
  • to explain the terms "infrastructure" and "services"
  • to illustrate that making a city function is a complex matter and that our day-to-day lives depend on it
  • to provide a way of understanding the elements that make the student's own city and home function
  • to provide a way of understanding differences in terms of infrastructure and services among cities in the world
  • to emphasize that there are unjust disparities in the services that are provided to a city's inhabitants

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