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Rio de Janerio and

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Aditya Batra

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Economy
Rio de Janerio
Rio’s economy is based on textiles, agriculture, construction, electronics, and energy. Its former position as Brazil’s capital snagged Rio some positions as the city of the headquarters of many companies, which made many job opportunities. People work in many different fields, from farming to producing computers (or computer components). There are also many different five-star hotels, which bring in the lower class to possibly work as waiters, bellhops and such with world-class chefs being hired as well. The many different job opportunities make Brazil’s economy diverse and very functional. However, there is a sharp contrast between the rich, white-collar population and the poor blue-collar workers living in favelas. The people who manage agriculture and become bellboys in hotels is rather obvious, as opposed to the diverse job demographic in Houston.

Houston
Houston’s economy is based on energy (oil and gas), biomedical research, and aeronautics. It is the home of many oil fields and sea-based oil derricks, so it gets a lot of the energy needed to fuel America’s enterprises. It is also the base of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest hospital and medical research center, where many patients and researchers from around the world come to be treated and inspected. The aeronautics industry includes the Mission Control Center of NASA, where all the flight operations are controlled. These various fields bring in millions (billions?) of dollars in each year to help out the economy.

Rio de Janerio & Houston's
Environments

Culture
Geography
Population & History
Rio de Janerio
Rio de Janeiro is mainly made up of seas, mountains and forests. This diversity adds to its outstanding beauty. Though Rio is largely a metro city, it has developed around the Tijuca Forest which is the largest urban forest in the world. Rio City is also the capital of the Rio de Janeiro state which lies in the southeastern region of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's climate is considered tropical savanna and has a rainy season from December to March. Along the coast, temperatures are moderated by sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean but inland temperatures can reach 100°F (37°C) during summer. In the fall, Rio de Janeiro is also affected by cold fronts advancing north from the Antarctic region which can often cause sudden weather changes. Rio de Janeiro covers an area of 1,255,3km² which includes islands and continental waters. Most urban places in Rio are scenic and have a good infrastructure for tourists such as hotels, restaurants and facilities for outdoor activities.
Houston
Houston lies near the Gulf of Mexico and lies westward from the shores of Galveston Bay on the coastal prairie of eastern Texas. The climate is humid and semitropical in the summertime, with an average annual temperature of about 74 degrees. Houston's winters are mild, although freezing sometimes occurs, and its summers are potent. Houston lies largely in the northern portion of the Gulf coastal plain, a 40- to 50-mile-wide swath along the Texas Gulf Coast. Typically, elevation rises approximately one foot per mile inland. Northern and eastern portions of the area are largely forested; southern and western portions are predominantly prairie grassland; coastal areas are prairie and sand.
Surface water in the Houston region consists of lakes, rivers, and an extensive system of bayous and man made canals that are part of the rainwater runoff management system.


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The urban environments that are known as Rio de Janeiro and Houston have a good amount of both similarities and differences. Although Houston and Rio de Janerio have several similarities, their distinctions stand far more out of the blue as the population growth in the cities create distinctions in the economies of both cities and have changed how they function, how the populations works as a total and how able the people are; which is in coordination with the cities' cultures which have a different effect on architecture, lifestyle, and society characteristics of each city; as well as the the geography and environment of the cities which differ largely as Rio is built around the Tijuca Forest and is environmentally built for people to be outside more, while Houston is the opposite, built so that people live more in their homes and and is a more geographically located toward the gulf coast and thus is in close consideration with hurricanes which do limit the population of how many people live there, but the people are spread across several other smaller districts such as Sugarland, while the population of Rio is less distinct, making it more of a tourist area as well as having a different history than Houston, who's history is fairly more adequate than Rio's.
Houston
The Allen brothers who were looking for land to settle and govern purchased 6,642 acres of land. This was to be named after Sam Houston as our fair city. In 1840, the town was divided into four wards, each with different functions in the community. The wards are no longer political divisions, but their names are still used. In September 1900, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 savagely tore apart the city of Galveston, Texas. After the incident, investors were afraid of its location, and invested in Houston instead. And through the oil discovery at Spindletop in Beaumont, in 1901 Texas prompted a new industry to be developed the oil trade, which would transform Houston. By 1910, the population of Houston was larger than that of Galveston. In 1940, Houston was a city of 400,000 population dependent on shipping and oil. The war dramatically expanded the city's economic base, thanks to massive federal spending. Then, starting in 1950, Japanese-Americans as a whole were leaving horticulture and going into business in larger cities, such as Houston. In 1990 Houston had a population of 1,630,553. Today Houston has a population of 2.1 million and with 540 square miles, is ranked as the fourth largest city in the United States.

Rio de Janerio
In April 1500 a Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvarez Cabral was blown off course and made his way to Brazil. He set up a flag in the area for which it is now known as Rio. About 8,000 people in 1568 were Indian and African-American slaves who were forced to work in the plantations, lived in the city. Because of the discovery of gold, diamonds, silver, and other precious minerals in Rio, many people moved there. This thus also improved the country's economy. This was a symbol of growing importance. By 1920, the city was becoming an important industrial center with a population that exceeded one million people. The city grew by reclaiming land from Guanabara Bay and leveling hills. By 1940, Rio had grown to nearly two million people with no signs of slowing down. Today Rio is no longer growing through massive immigration, but instead serious urban problems, like crime, overcrowding, and pollution, are limiting its growth.







Houston
Houston is a multicultural city with a flourishing international community of different religions and cultures supported by the third largest concentration human diversity in the United States. Officially, Houston is nicknamed the "Space City" as it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located. "Houston" was the first word spoken on the moon. About 90 languages are regularly spoken in the Houston metropolitan, urban, and rural areas. Some neighborhoods in Houston are with high populations of Asians for example Chinese and Indians. There are many popular cultural events held in the city celebrating cultures of Houstonians. The largest in Houston is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo that is held over 20 days from late February through early March; the event begins with trail rides that originate from several points throughout the state, all of which convene at Reliant Park. The rodeo includes typical rodeo events, as well as concert performances from major artists, carnival rides, rodeo parades, and including the livestock show etc.
Rio de Janerio
Rio de Janeiro is simply known as Rio, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest in the metropolitan area and a cluster of things in South America. Rio de Janeiro is accelerating approximately 6.3 million people within the city area, making it the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. Rio de Janeiro is a main cultural city in Brazil. The architecture in Rio de Janeiro holds churches and buildings from the 16th to the 19th centuries, merging in with the world notorious and well-known designs of the 20th century. Rio was home to the Portuguese and was influenced by Portuguese, English, and French architectural designs.

Rio de Janeiro and Houston
By: Aditya B. Aman K. Rahmi A. Reen R. Abdulrahman B.

Conclusion
Houston and Rio de Janeiro have several similarities, but their distinctions very important. Population growth in the cities create diversity in the economies of both cities and have changed how they function. It shows how the populations works as a total, which is intact with the cities' cultures, that have a different effect on architecture. Examples are lifestyle and society characteristics of each city, as well as the the geography and environment of the cities which differ widely as Rio is built around the Tijuca Forest and is environmentally built for people to be outside more. However Houston is the opposite, built so that people live more in their homes and and is more geographically located toward the gulf coast and is in close consideration with hurricanes which limit’s the population of how many people live there. However, the people in Houston are separated in several other smaller districts such as SugarLand and Missouri City. In Rio, while the population of Rio is less precise, it makes the area a tourist attraction as well as having a different history than Houston, whose history is more diverse than Rio’s.
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