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Aspects of Mega-cities: Hong Kong and China

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The megacities are perceived as an isolated phenomenon during those periods, while on the other hand, the megacities of the contemporary period have become a global phenomenon. Since, from 8 megacities during the 1950s to 41 megacities in 2000, it is now projected that by the year 2015 there will be 59 megacities all over the world. This projection holds to true to the current description or definition of megacities which is ‘ a metropolitan area with more than 10 million inhabitants’ (Molina & Molina, 2004: 644). Furthermore, the importance ‘ these numbers’ cannot be undermined as the United Nations predicts that by the year 2025 ‘ more than 5 billion people, or 61percent of humanity, will all be living in cities’ (Linden, 1996: 53).

Being such, understanding megacities is of primordial importance in the valuation of the human condition in the contemporary. Thus, this paper will focus on Hong Kong and China as it tries to understand aspects of megacities that pertains to the possible interrelation of high-rise buildings, high-density population, landscape, airflow and health of the people in these As this paper focuses on Hong Kong and China megacities and elements of it that pertains to the effect of the possible interrelation of high- rise buildings, high-density population, landscape, airflow to the health of the people in these cities, the following questions will be addressed: This paper aims to attain the following: first, to know if there is an existing relationship among high rise buildings, high-density population, landscape, and airflow to the health of the people in Hong Kong and China megacities.

Second, to know how the government responds the problem.

Third, to identify the possible future consequences of the elements mentioned. Finally, fourth, to come up with recommendations that may help in minimizing the concerns raised by the interrelation of high-rise buildings, high-density population, landscape, airflow to the health of the people in Hong Kong and China megacities.  

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  • Pages: 33 (8250 words)
  • Document Type: Essay
  • Subject: Geography
  • Level: Undergraduate
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