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Spatial Inequality in Mexico City: From Cardboard to Castles

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Transcript of Spatial Inequality in Mexico City: From Cardboard to Castles

Spatial inequality can be in places like small towns, suburbs, cities, and more.
Why Does Spatial Inequality Exist in Urban Areas?
Spatial inequalities exists in Urban areas because farmers move to these places to find better jobs that will pay them a decent wage. These people will also move there to give their families higher standards of living. When people move to urban areas it also gives children hope to get better education.
When Did
Spatial Inequality
Begin?

The worst of it.
-Rural farmers forced to move due to rural decline.
-Unemployed
-Low paying jobs
-DPW (Dep. of Public Waste)
-Large families
-Families in bad neighborhods
-Struggling middle class
Who Is Affected?
Everyone in Mexico City is affected by the spacial inequality, but some are more affected than others.
Spatial inequality is an unequal distribution of wealth or resources over a geographic area. It means that some places within that area are richer or poorer than others. The cause of spatial inequality in
Mexico City is urbanization, or city growth. The effects of spatial
inequality include overloaded sewers, slower city growth, short supply of clean water, traffic-clogged roads, packed buses and subways, air pollution and poor air quality.
Where?
From Cardboard
to Castles:
Spatial Inequality in Mexico City

Spatial inequality began in 1521, when Spain conquered the Aztec Empire. The Spanish destroyed the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. They built a new city in its place-Mexico City. Over time, this new city became one of the most beautiful cities in the Americas. Throughout the years, Mexico City continued to grow slowly. Today, Mexico City is still the center of Mexican life. Yet it is no longer the peaceful city it once was.
By: Paige, Bella, James, and Nick
What
Is
Spatial
Inequaity?

Where Else Is Spatial Inequality Taking Place?
Spatial inequality doesn't only exsist in large cities, it exsists in many other places. It can be found in any area here differences in wealth affect how people live.
- Some people move to urban areas like Mexico city, but some attempt to get across the U.S border. Some will succeed, but some will fail.


Mexico City-
Changes Over
Time

It's crowded over here!
In the past 50 years, city growth, or
urbanization, has increased at a very
rapid rate. In 1970, the city had over 8
million people. Ten years later, it had
almost doubled in population.
Currently, there are at least 19 million
people in Mexico City's metropolitan
area. A key factor in Mexico City's growth is
migration from rural parts of the country.
Many people have moved to the capital
because of increasing poverty in the
countryside, or rural decline. Life in rural
areas is hard. But for many people, the city
has become a difficult place to live,
too.

Not
enough
space!
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