Megacities (LA and Mumbai) and sustainability

1. What are the problems that the megacity of LA faces? (Bullet point facts)
2. Essay: What are the city authorities doing to make the city more sustainable? Is it working? (15 marks)

Some useful websites on sustainability in LA:

http://mayor.lacity.org/Issues/Environment/index.htm (fantastic!)

Ranking in US – http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/18628-SustainLane-Announces-Annual-U-S-City-Rankings

http://www.journalism.berkeley.edu/projects/greenla/sustain.html

3. Watch the video about the Dharavi slum/shanty town/squatter settlement in Bombay. (Bullet point facts)
a) What are the problems of the slum?
b) What are the positive aspects of life in Dharavi?
c) What are the government and investors doing to improve and change Dharavi?

FOR WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH

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